课程名称：Advanced Geomechanics:Theory and applications in geosciences
It is assumed that the students have some basic geology knowledge, the strength of materials as well as programming skills.
This course aims to provide students with the advanced knowledge required to undertake geomechanical investigations and design tasks in geomechanics. The course consists of three main modules.
1) Stress and infinitesimal strain, which covers basics of materials behaviour; principal stresses and stress invariants, principal strain and strain invariants, stress transformation, stress-strain relations, failure criteria used in geomechanics, cylindrical polar coordinates, orientation analysis of discontinuities.
2) Computational plasticity in geomechanics, which deals with the processes of elastic and plastic analysis and design of underground structures in rock mass, plasticity theory; one– dimensional plasticity, plastic potential and flow rule, incremental stress-strain relations, stressstrain relations for work-hardening materials, radial return analysis, integration of the constitutive relations; explicit, semi-implicit and fully implicit stress return analysis.
3) Rock Mechanics, which includes rock strength and deformability, rock mass structure and characterisation, rock mass behaviours, the strength of discontinuities, basic rock testing, rock mass classification systems, time-dependent behaviour of rocks (creep).
 B. H. G. Brady, E. T. Brown. 2004, Rock Mechanics for underground mining, Kluwer Academic Publishers
 J.C. Jaeger, V. G.W Cook, R. Zimmerman, 2007, Fundamentals of Rock Mechanics, John Wiley and Sons Ltd
 W.F. Chen, D.J. Han, 1988, Plasticity for Structural Engineers, Springer-Verlag.
 S. Pietruszczak, Fundamentals of Plasticity in Geomechanics, 2010, CRC Press/Balkema
 Fion Dunn and Nik Petrinic, 2005, Introduction to Computational Plasticity, Oxford University Press