Strata control 410

Module code PSZ 410
Qualification Undergraduate
Faculty Faculty of Engineering, Built Environment and Information Technology
Module content

Three dimensional stress and strain tensors and linear elasticity. The state of stress in the earth’s crust. Rock material and rock mass failure criteria. The response of the rock mass to underground excavations, energy release rate and excess shear stress. Mining induced seismicity, rock bursts and measures to minimise mining induced seismicity so as to improve SHE. Elementary mine layout design, pillar design and underground excavation support and their effects on SHE. Stress analysis of mining layouts and mine layout optimisation.

Module credits 16.00
Prerequisites SWK 210, PMY 320, Finalists only
Contact time 3 lectures per week, 2 practicals per week, 1 tutorial per week
Language of tuition English
Academic organisation Mining Engineering
Period of presentation Semester 1

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