Course Title : Underground space and petrophysics

Code 10F076
Course Year Master and Doctor Course
Term 2nd term
Class day & Period Tue 3rd
Location C1-172
Credits 2
Restriction No Restriction
Lecture Form(s) Lecture
Language Japanese
Instructor Professor Weiren Lin, Professor Tsuyoshi Ishida, Professor Toshihiro Sakaki, Part-time Lecture Tatsuya Yokoyama

Course Description

In this course, we will give lectures on the physical properties and mechanical properties of rocks under large depths, in-situ stress, stability of underground spaces such as radioactive waste disposal and traffic tunnels.


Course Goals

Understand the representative physical properties of rocks under high temperature and high pressure, measurement methods of in-situ stress and their applications in radioactive waste disposal and traffic tunnels.

Course Topics

Theme Class number of times Description
Guidance 1 Introduce the contents of the course.
Physical properties and strength of rocks 4 Physical properties (elastic wave velocity, resistivity, fluid flow and thermal properties) and mechanical properties (strength and deformation).
Rock stress and its measurements 2 Measurement methods of in-situ stress such as relief method, hydraulic method etc.
Underground stability and rock stress problems 2 Stability of large underground spaces (e.g., South Africa gold mines) and their relations with in-situ stress.
Redioactive waste repository 3 Concept and designs of radioactive waste repository for a long time scale
Tunnel 2 Survey, designs, construction and maintenance of traffic tunnels
Feedback 1


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Instructed in class


Taking Underground Development Engineering and Rock Engineering (when undergraduate) are desirable.

Independent Study Outside of Class

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