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Course Unit Title : Field Measurement Techniques in Rock Mechanics
Course Unit Code : 01MAD6141
Type of Course Unit : Optional
Level of Course Unit : Second Cycle
Year of Study : 1
Semester : 1.Semester
Number of ECTS Credits Allocated : 6,00
Name of Lecturer(s) : ---
Course Assistants :
Learning Outcomes of The Course Unit : Understanding the stress, load and convergence measurement devices
Learning stres and convergence measurement techniques
Learning determination of in-situ stress properties of rocks
Mode of Delivery : Face-To-Face
Prerequisities and Co-requisities Courses : Unavailable
Recommended Optional Programme Components : Unavailable
Course Contents : The evaluation of natural stress mesurement techniques in underground and investigation natural stres fields. With the construction of engineering structures such as tunnels, galleries, foundations of dams and changing stress conditions, caused by displacements of structures, how to measure the parameters examined
Languages of Instruction : Turkish
Course Goals : Understanding the stress, load and convergence measurement devices
Learning stres and convergence measurement techniques
Learning determination of in-situ stress properties of rocks
Course Aims : Introduction and importance of topics, stress, load and convergence measurement devices, types and operational principles of devices. Measurement methods of stress, strength and convergence. Determination of in-situ strength properties of rock mass.
WorkPlacement   Not Available
Recommended or Required Reading
Textbook :
Additional Resources : Celal Karpuz, M.Ali Hindistan, Kaya Mekaniği İlkeleri, Uygulamaları, TMMOB Maden Mühendisleri Odası yayınları, Eylül 2006, Ankara, 346 sayfa.
Evert Hoek (Çevirenler: Murat Karakuş, Hakan Başarır) Kaya Mühendisliği, ANKARA 2006.
Ulusay R, Hudson JA, editors. The complete ISRM suggested methods for rock characterization, testing and monitoring: 1974?2006. Ankara: ISRM Turkish.
National Group; 2008.Jaeger, J.c., and N.G.Cook, 1976, Fundamentals of Rock Mechanics, 2nd ed., Halsted/Wiley, New York; Chapman & Hall, London, 585 pp.
Rock Mechanics in Engineering Practice, Stag and Zienkiewicz, eds., John Wiley, NewYork, 1968.

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Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods
Lectures, Practical Courses, Presentation, Seminar, Project, Laboratory Applications (if necessary)
ECTS / Table Of Workload (Number of ECTS credits allocated)
Student workload surveys utilized to determine ECTS credits.
Activity :
Number Duration Total  
Course Duration (Excluding Exam Week) :
14 3 42  
Time Of Studying Out Of Class :
14 5 70  
Homeworks :
3 17 51  
Presentation :
0 0 0  
Project :
0 0 0  
Lab Study :
0 0 0  
Field Study :
0 0 0  
Visas :
1 2 2  
Finals :
1 2 2  
Workload Hour (30) :
30  
Total Work Charge / Hour :
167  
Course's ECTS Credit :
6      
Assessment Methods and Criteria
Studies During Halfterm :
Number Co-Effient
Visa :
1 70
Quiz :
0 0
Homework :
3 30
Attendance :
0 0
Application :
0 0
Lab :
0 0
Project :
0 0
Workshop :
0 0
Seminary :
0 0
Field study :
0 0
   
TOTAL :
100
The ratio of the term to success :
40
The ratio of final to success :
60
TOTAL :
100
Weekly Detailed Course Content
Week Topics  
1 Underground stresses
 
2 Investigation of gravitational stresses
 
3 Investigation of the Induced and Tertiary stresses
 
4 Measurement techniques and standards of natural stresses in the underground
 
5 Deformability Determination Using a Plate Test
 
6 Deformability Determination Using a Plate Test
 
7 Deformability Determination Using a Large Flat Jack Technique
 
8 Deformability Determination Using a Large Flat Jack Technique
 
9 Deformability Determination Using a Dilatometer
 
10 Deformability Determination Using a Dilatometer
 
11 Rock Stress Determination Using Strain Gauges
 
12 Rock Stress Determination Using Strain Gauges
 
13 Rock Stress Determination Using the Hydraulic Fracturing Technique
 
14 General Assesment