Rock mechanics 364

Module code GLY 364
Qualification Undergraduate
Faculty Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences
Module content

Strength and failure modes of rock material and rock failure criteria. The characteristics of joints in rock. Joint line surveys and interpretation of data. Characteristics of a rock mass, rock mass classification and determination of strength. Slope stability in surface mines. Induced seismicity due to deep mining and rock bursts.

Module credits 18.00
Prerequisites GLY 254 and 4 of the second-year modules: GLY 255, GLY 253, GLY 261, GLY 262, GLY 265
Contact time 2 practicals per week, 4 lectures per week
Language of tuition English
Academic organisation Geology
Period of presentation Quarter 4

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