Practical Rock Slope Engineering - 2 Day Short Course (870 mins)

  • August 02, 2012
  • 8:00 AM
  • August 03, 2012
  • 5:00 PM
  • PSU Great Valley, CCB Building Room 107, 30 E. Swedesford Rd., Malvern, PA
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Practical Rock Slope Engineering
2 Day Short Course

August 2:  Review of Principles of Rock Slope Engineering

August 3:  ROCKPACK III Tutorial

PSU Great Valley
30 E. Swedesford Rd., Malvern, PA     DIRECTIONS

A portion of the course will involve hands on applications. A laptop, although optional, may enhance your overall experience.

Chester F. Watts, PhD, PG
Martin Woodard, PhD, PG

Overview:  This two-day short course will focus on the principles of rock slope stability analysis and remedial measures, the evaluation, analysis and control of rockfall hazards, and the theory and application of probability and risk analysis in the context of both slope stability and rockfalls. The practical application of theory and principles is illustrated by several case studies.  Basic engineering theory will be covered during the course although the focus will be on the practical applied aspects of rock slope design and remediation.

What's Covered

  • Rock slope field data collection methods and drilling and sampling techniques
  • Rock Mass Properties
  • Estimation of discontinuity and rock mass shear strength
  • Kinematic slope stability analysis via stereonet projection
  • Safety Factors/Rockfall hazard rating systems
  • Slope Stabilization Strategies
  • Introduction to RockPack III
  • Rock Slope Remediation Construction Case Histories
  • Legal Issues Related to Rock Slopes

Who Should Attend

Engineering Geologists, Geotechnical Engineers, Mining Engineers, and other professionals seeking intermediate level instruction on methods of rock slope investigation.

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