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Introduction to Rock Mechanics

Date & Time: 
Wed, 06/15/2016 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm
S&ME, Inc., 6190 Enterprise Court, Dublin OH 43016
  • Offered for free to Central Ohio Section ASCE Members
  • Seating is limited to the first 25 people
  • Bring your own lunch

Purpose and Background
In their professional assignments, civil engineers frequently encounter rock as an engineering material; however, rock mechanics are almost never taught at the undergraduate level, and it is rarely taught at the graduate level. This webinar is a very first orientation to the field of rock mechanics and engineering that civil engineering professionals may use as a stepping stone in furthering their education in the field. It discusses the mechanical and hydraulic properties of intact rock, rock fractures and rock masses. It also discusses the difficulties in rock mass characterization and modeling.

RSVP to by Friday, June 10, 2016.

Primary Discussion Topics

  • Mechanical/hydraulic properties of the intact rock
  • Mechanical/hydraulic properties of rock fractures
  • Mechanical/hydraulic properties of rock masses

Learning Outcomes

  • Gain a base knowledge of what rock mechanics entails
  • Understand the main mechanical/hydraulic behavior of the intact rock, rock fractures, and rock masses
  • Appreciate the continuum/discontinuum approaches to rock mass modeling

Webinar Benefits

  • Learn some key components of rock mechanics
  • Expand your nomenclature to start a more fruitful dialogue with an applied geologist
  • Appreciate the difficulties in rock mass characterization and modeling

Intended Audience

  • Geotechnical engineers
  • Structural engineers
  • Public Agency engineers

Webinar Outline

  • Introduction
  • Intact rock
  • Quantitative description of fractures
  • Mechanical/hydraulic properties of fractures
  • Rock masses
  • Conclusions

See the ASCE website for more info.

The Central Ohio Section of ASCE sponsors free continuing education webinars as a service to our members. These webinars are produced by ASCE and normally cost $250 or $300 for ASCE members. However, the Central Ohio Section is paying the registration fee and inviting any interested section members to attend for free. Just RSVP by the deadline. Seating is limited, so do not delay.

You can see the complete list of webinars available from ASCE National on their website. If you see one you like, let us know. If you and your company would like to host one, let us know that too. If you open it up to any interested Central Ohio ASCE section members to come, we will pay the registration fee.