Rock Engineering (CIVL5454)
UNIT OF STUDY
Objectives: to develop an understanding of the behaviour and design of engineering structures in rock masses
Outcomes: Students will have learnt how to classify and characterise rocks and rock masses for engineering purposes and developed an understanding of basic rock mechanics. Etc.
Syllabus summary: Introduction to rock mechanics and rock engineering. Index properties and engineering characterisation of rocks and rock masses. Planes of weakness in rock masses. Rock material strength and rock mass strength. Rock deformability. In situ stress conditions in rock masses. Underground openings. Rock slopes.
Further unit of study information
Project Work - in class 3 hrs/week; Laboratory 3 hrs/week.
Through semester assessment (100%)
Faculty/department permission required?
Unit of study rules
Prerequisites and assumed knowledge
Undergraduate geology and soil mechanics
Study this unit outside a degree
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