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.
At the conclusion of this course, the student will:
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:
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
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Once you finish studying the above course content you need to take a quiz to obtain the PDH credits.