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Erick Eberhardt's Course on Rock Engineering Practice and Design (2008)

The ISRM is extremely grateful to Erik Eberhardt of the University of British Columbia in Canada for preparing this series of downloadable ISRM Lectures on rock mechanics and rock engineering. 


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.

1 - Introduction

2 - Observational Approach

3 - Empirical Design

4 - Kinematic Analysis I

5 - Kinematic Analysis II

6 - Limit Equilibrium

7 - In Situ Stress

8 - Stress Analysis

9 - Deformation Analysis

10 - Discontinuum Analysis

11 - Excavation Methods

12 - Rock Support

13 - Instrumentation

14 - Brittle Fracture

15 - Case Histories