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John Hudson's Course on Key Principles in Rock Mechanics (2014)

The ISRM is extremely grateful to Prof. John Hudson for preparing this series of downloadable ISRM Lectures 

Click on the links below to open the corresponding lecture on Acrobat Reader, or right-click and select "Save file as" to download it to your hard-drive.

Lecture 1 - Principles - Introduction
Lecture 2 - Rock stress
Lecture 3 - Stress path, enginering failures
Lecture 4 - Complete force-displacement curve
Lecture 5 - Fracture frequency
Lecture 6 - In situ rock failure
Lecture 7 - Archeopteryx and Open Cast Coal Mine
Lecture 8 - Modelling and Design
Lecture 9 - Failure and profilagons
Lecture 10 - SI and TA
Lecture 11 - JinPing II project
Lecture 12 - Cultural
Lecture 13 - Writing a paper
Lecture 14 - Rock Mechanics Future