Rock Mechanics and Rock Engineering
This course presents a comprehensive introduction to rock mechanics and its applications for civil and mining environments. The course is designed for future Civil Engineers who will work on projects in rock engineering. Major topics of the course include: introduction to rock structures, rock and rock mass properties, rock engineering for underground openings, and rock slope engineering.
|Faculty||Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment|
|School||School of Engineering|
Semester 2 - 2018
On successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
This course specifically addresses the following key learnings: 1.Rock mass, rock matrix and discontinuities 2.Mechanical properties of rock matrix and discontinuities: deformability, strength and failure criteria. 3.In situ investigation and laboratory testing of rock matrix and discontinuities. 4.Rock mass classification (RMR, Q, GSI) and rock mass behaviour (incl. influence of discontinuities on strength, stress distribution and water flow). 5.Stress distribution (isotropic, anisotropic) in situ and around an opening in rock (competent rock, jointed rock mass, blocky rock), design of excavation supports. 6.Rock slope instabilities: types, design and mitigation measures.
|Assumed Knowledge||Geomechanics 1 and Geomechanics 2|
Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for 12 Weeks starting week 1
Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term starting week 2
|Timetable||2018 Course Timetables for CIVL6230|