This unit gives an introduction to rock mechanics and its application in controlling rock mass instability and reinforcing rock mass by design appropriate support system in mining and tunnelling. The syllabus consists of two components, i.e. mining geomechanics and ground control systems. The mining geomechanics part covers rock mechanics in mining; field and laboratory procedures for determining rock material properties; rock mass classification system; intact rock and rock mass failure criteria; stress analysis for mine design; stability analysis of surface and underground mine excavations; application of soil mechanics to mine backfill and tailings management; risk assessment processes; and legislative requirements for geomechanics in mining. The ground control systems part includes an introduction to ground support elements in mining and tunnelling; design and specification of ground control systems; shotcrete and surface support systems; quality control for ground control systems; risk assessment and risk management processes; development of ground control management plans; and legislative requirements for ground control in mining.
|Unit name||Rock Mechanics and Rock Engineering|
|Faculty/School||College of Sciences and Engineering
School of Engineering
Dr Hong Liu
|Available as student elective?||No|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
- International students
- Domestic students
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|2||2020: $1,190.00||2020: $2,798.00||030911|
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3x1-hr lectures weekly (13 weeks), 1x1-hr unit tutorial and 1x1-hr Masters tutorial weekly (13 weeks), 4x3-hr labs
Assignment (10%), Lab report (10%), 3-hr final exam (50%); Project (30%)
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