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.

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Further unit of study information

Classes

Project Work - in class 3 hrs/week; Laboratory 3 hrs/week.

Assessment

Through semester assessment (100%)

Faculty/department permission required?

No

Unit of study rules

Prerequisites and assumed knowledge

Undergraduate geology and soil mechanics

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