6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL
Undergraduate - Unit
Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.
- Second semester 2019 (On-campus)
This unit provides students with an overview of principles and practical application of rock mechanics to excavation design and design implementation (construction management). This includes; behaviour of intact rock and rock mass, in-situ stress and measurement, rock mass classification schemes, time-dependent and dynamic behaviour of rock, ground support and reinforcement, geotechnical instrumentation and empirical excavation design techniques.
At the successful completion of this unit you will be able to:
- Apply rock mass classification schemes and laboratory derived properties to address field scale problems relating to rock excavations.
- Apply rock mechanics design methods and appreciate their limitations.
- Formulate geotechnical instrumentation and Trigger Action Response Plans.
- Analyse monitoring results and provide engineering recommendations.
- Appreciate the risk and uncertainty associated rock mechanics decision making.
NOTE: From 1 July 2019, the duration of all exams is changing to combine reading and writing time. The new exam duration for this unit is 2 hours and 30 minutes.
Continuous assessment: 50%
Examination (2 hours): 50%
Students are required to achieve at least 45% in the total continuous assessment component and at least 45% in the final examination component and an overall mark of 50% to achieve a pass grade in the unit. Students failing to achieve this requirement will be given a maximum of 45% in the unit.
2 hours lectures, 2 hours practice class, and 8 hours private study per week
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