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Rock Reinforcement

Course Outline

This course provides engineers and geologists with design guidance on the techniques and procedures of rock reinforcement for underground and surface structures in civil engineering works. The course materials are based entirely on the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Engineering Manual EM 1110-1-2907: Rock Reinforcement. The manual discusses various reinforcing techniques using tensioned rock bolts, untensioned reinforcement elements, high capacity tensioned rock anchors and surface treatment. The appendices of the manual covers the background and history of rock reinforcement and provides sample specifications for rock bolts and anchors.

This course includes a multiple-choice quiz at the end, which is designed to enhance the understanding of course materials.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this course, the student will:

Course Content

The purpose of this course is to provide design guidance on rock reinforcement for underground and surface structures. You are required to study the following U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Engineering Manual:

EM 1110-1-2907: Rock Reinforcement (1980 edition, 202 pages, PDF file format).

Please click on the above underlined hypertext to view, download or print the document for your study.

The following contains the outline of the Engineer Manual EM 1110-1-2907:

Engineering and Design - Rock Reinforcement

Table of Content

Chapter 1 - Introduction
Chapter 2 - Design of Rock Reinforcement
Chapter 3 - Tensioned Rock Bolts
Chapter 4 - Untensioned Reinforcement Elements
Chapter 5 - High Capacity Tensioned Rock Anchors
Chapter 6 - Surface Treatment
Chapter 7 - Case Histories and Applications

Appendix A - Background and History of Rock Reinforcement
Appendix B - Sample Rock Bolt Specification
Appendix C - Sample Material Specification for Polyester Resin Grouted Rock Bolts
Appendix D - Sample Rock Anchor Specification
Appendix E - Tentative Recommendations for Prestressed Rock and Soil Anchors
Appendix F - References
Appendix G - Bibliography

Related Links

For additional technical information related to this subject, please visit the following websites or web pages:
Underground Rock Reinforcement (a PDF file)
Rock Reinforcement Second Edition (choose PDF as delivery channel)

Once you finish studying the above course content you need to take a quiz to obtain the PDH credits.

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DISCLAIMER: The materials contained in the online course are not intended as a representation or warranty on the part of or any other person/organization named herein. The materials are for general information only. They are not a substitute for competent professional advice. Application of this information to a specific project should be reviewed by a registered professional engineer. Anyone making use of the information set forth herein does so at their own risk and assumes any and all resulting liability arising therefrom.