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Rock Mechanics and Empirical Methods in Rock Engineering, by Dr. Nick Barton - a short course organised by the ISRM NG Singapore, 3-5 September

Organised by the Society for Rock Mechanics & Engineering Geology (Singapore) - SRMEG, this two-day short course will cover some key elements of the lecturer’s internationally applied developments in rock mechanics and rock engineering. The course will start with a thorough treatment of the Q-system of rock mass classification and its many site-interpretation and tunnel-design aspects. Extensive work in TBM tunneling, with the QTBM prognosis method for estimating penetration rate PR and actual advance rate AR, will also be described, and illustrated by many case records.

International experiences will be reflected in numerous case record examples, from hydropower projects and from metro projects, including a dramatic cavern collapse. Mapping techniques, core logging interpretation, and so-called 'histogram-logging' will be emphasized. Fundamentals of rock joint characterization will be covered as these are fundamental to many areas of rock engineering and numerical modelling.

Download: Rock_Mechanics_and_EmpiricalMethods_in_Rock_Engineering_Nick_Barton_-_Flyer_(FINAL).pdf
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