ENGE412-21S1 (C) Semester One 2021

Rock Mechanics and Rock Engineering

15 points

Details:
Start Date: Monday, 22 February 2021
End Date: Sunday, 27 June 2021
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Sunday, 7 March 2021
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Friday, 14 May 2021

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

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 2021

Students must attend one activity from each section.

Field Trip A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Wednesday 08:00 - 17:00 26 Apr - 6 Jun
Workshop A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Thursday 09:00 - 12:00 Ernest Rutherford 213 Geol Engineering Lab 1 Mar - 4 Apr
Workshop B
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Friday 09:00 - 12:00 Ernest Rutherford 213 Geol Engineering Lab 1 Mar - 4 Apr
Workshop C
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Thursday 14:00 - 17:00 Ernest Rutherford 213 Geol Engineering Lab 26 Apr - 6 Jun
Workshop D
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Friday 12:00 - 15:00 Ernest Rutherford 213 Geol Engineering Lab 26 Apr - 6 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

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

Notes

Prerequisites: 15 points of 100-level MATH

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $1,066.00

* 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.

All ENGE412 Occurrences

  • ENGE412-21S1 (C) Semester One 2021