Rock Engineering (CIVL5454)

UNIT OF STUDY

Objectives: to develop an understanding of the behaviour and design of engineering structures in rock masses. Expected 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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3 hours of project work in class per week

Assessment

Through semester assessment (100%)

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No

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