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Rock Engineering - CIVL6454

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.

Classes
Project Work - in class, Laboratories

Assessment
Through semester assessment (100%)

Assumed knowledge
Undergraduate geology and soil mechanics.

Prohibitions

CIVL5454

Details

Faculty: Engineering and Information Technologies

Semester 1

25 Feb 2019

Department/School: Civil Engineering
Study Mode: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) evening
Census Date: 31 Mar 2019
Unit of study level: Postgraduate
Credit points: 6.0
EFTSL: 0.125
Available for study abroad and exchange: No
Faculty/department permission required? No
Location
Camperdown
Faculty: Engineering and Information Technologies

Semester 2

05 Aug 2019

Department/School: Civil Engineering
Study Mode: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Census Date: 31 Aug 2019
Unit of study level: Postgraduate
Credit points: 6.0
EFTSL: 0.125
Available for study abroad and exchange: No
Faculty/department permission required? No
Location
Camperdown
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