Rheology of geomaterials
ECTS Credits : 2
Duration: 21 heures
Semester : S7
person(s) in charge:
Yann GUNZBURGER, Associate Professor, email@example.com
Keywords : Strain, Stress, elasticity, rupture
Prerequisites : Fundamental knowledge in Continuum Mechanics (basics in stress and strain, primarily) such as is taught, for example, in the course “Continuum Mechanics of Solids and Liquids” in 1st Year.
application of Continuum Mechanics to geomaterials
Program and content:
This course deals with the direct application of Continuum Mechanics to geomaterials (soil, rocks, concrete, etc.). The objective is to present the essential aspects of their mechanical behaviour (elasticity, viscosity, plasticity, breaking) when submitted to stress of natural as well as artificial origin and at various scales of time and space. This course studies the suitability of soils and rocks used as material or load-bearing structures (mines and quarries, tunnels, buildings, etc.), as well as analysing certain natural geological structures.
Description and operationnal verbs
Know the basic physical parameters in continuum mechanics (stress, strain) and the relationships between them (Hooke's law) or limit (failure criteria).
Understand the inherent difficulties in the application of continuum mechanics for geomaterials.
Effectively implement the continuum mechanics to describe some aspects of behavior of geomaterials.
Detailed analysis of the mechanical consequences of an underground excavation (gallery, tunnel, etc.) in an initially charged environment
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