ENGE412-20X (C) General non-calendar-based 2020

Rock Mechanics and Rock Engineering

15 points

Details:
Start Date: Monday, 8 June 2020
End Date: Sunday, 26 July 2020
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Friday, 12 June 2020
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Friday, 10 July 2020

Description

This course focuses on description and representation of a rock mass, stress and strain in a rock mass and deformation and failure of a rock mass. These are applied to rock slope stability analysis and design of underground excavations.

This course focuses on description and representation of a rock mass, stress and strain in a rock mass and deformation and failure of a rock mass. These are applied to rock slope and underground excavation stability analysis.

Learning Outcomes

A student completing this course will be able to:
1. Apply concepts of stress, strain, elasticity and plasticity to intact rock and rock masses
2. Collect rock mechanics data in the field, combine it with laboratory test data and assess the stability of excavations in rock
3. Determine likely rock mass behaviours under different excavation and loading conditions and propose mitigation solutions

University Graduate Attributes

This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attributes specified below:

Critically competent in a core academic discipline of their award

Students know and can critically evaluate and, where applicable, apply this knowledge to topics/issues within their majoring subject.

Employable, innovative and enterprising

Students will develop key skills and attributes sought by employers that can be used in a range of applications.

Globally aware

Students will comprehend the influence of global conditions on their discipline and will be competent in engaging with global and multi-cultural contexts.

Pre-requisites

(1) ENCN353 or
(2) MATH101 or
MATH102 or
MATH103 and (3) approval from the Head of Department of Geological Sciences

Restrictions

ENGE 485

Timetable 2020

Students must attend one activity from each section.

Computer Lab A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Monday 13:00 - 17:00 Ernest Rutherford 211 GIS Comp Lab 15 Jun - 5 Jul
Computer Lab B
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Wednesday 13:00 - 17:00 Ernest Rutherford 211 GIS Comp Lab 15 Jun - 5 Jul
Computer Lab C
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Friday 13:00 - 17:00 Ernest Rutherford 211 GIS Comp Lab 22 Jun - 28 Jun
Lab A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Monday 13:00 - 17:00 Ernest Rutherford 211 GIS Comp Lab 8 Jun - 14 Jun
Lab B
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Wednesday 13:00 - 17:00 Ernest Rutherford 113 Soil Mechanics Lab 8 Jun - 14 Jun
Workshop A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Monday 09:00 - 12:00 Ernest Rutherford 213 Geol Engineering Lab 8 Jun - 21 Jun
29 Jun - 5 Jul
Workshop B
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Wednesday 09:00 - 12:00 Ernest Rutherford 213 Geol Engineering Lab 8 Jun - 21 Jun
Workshop C
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Friday 09:00 - 17:00 Ernest Rutherford 213 Geol Engineering Lab 8 Jun - 14 Jun

Timetable Note

This course is delivered as a combination of 1-day blocks with self-directed learning through online course material (see schedule). There is one 1-hour laboratory in groups (your lab will be in one of the lab sessions scheduled below) and a local afternoon field trip. In-class Masteries are assessed (see schedule). Students are expected to be working on the coursework between the scheduled lecture, lab and field trip sessions.

Contact People

David Bell and Romy Ridl

Assessment

Assessment Due Date Percentage  Description
Quizzes and Mastery Exercises 15% Quizzes and Mastery/Preparation Exercises
Slope Stability Project 50% Slope Stability Group Project
Take Home Exam 35% Rock mass behaviour synthesis and evaluation take-home exam


Quizzes and Mastery/Preparation Exercises  -  15 %
Slope stability group project  -  50 %  -  28 June
Rock mass behaviour synthesis and evaluation take-home exam  -  35 %  -  5 July

Textbooks / Resources

Recommended Reading

Brady, B. H. G. , Brown, E. T; Rock mechanics : for underground mining; 3rd ed. ; Springer, 2006.

Hencher, Steve; Practical Rock Mechanics; CRC Press, 2015.

Hoek, Evert,1933- , Brown, E. T; Underground excavations in rock; The Institution of Mining and Metallurgy, 1980.

Hoek, Evert,1933- , Kaiser, Peter Konrad, Bawden, W. F; Support of underground excavations in hard rock; Balkema, 1995.

Hudson, J. A.1940- , Harrison, John P; Engineering rock mechanics : an introduction to the principles; 1st ed; Pergamon, 1997.

Jaeger, J. C.1907- , Cook, Neville G. W., Zimmerman, Robert; Fundamentals of rock mechanics; 4th ed; Blackwell, 2007.

Muir Wood, David,1949-; Geotechnical modelling; Spon Press, 2004.

Muir Wood, David,1949-; Geotechnical modelling; Spon Press, 2004.

Wyllie, D C ; Mah, C W; Rock Slope Engineering : civil and mining; 4th Edition; Spon Press, 2004.

Notes

Prerequisites: 15 points of 100-level MATH

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $1,054.00

* Fees include New Zealand GST and do not include any programme level discount or additional course related expenses.

Minimum enrolments

This course will not be offered if fewer than 10 people apply to enrol.

For further information see School of Earth and Environment on the department and colleges page.

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