Rock engineering 722

Module code GTX 722
Qualification Postgraduate
Faculty Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences
Module content

Mapping, description (core logging and discontinuity surveys) and classification of rock masses; engineering properties of rock masses including deformability, shear strength of discontinuities, in situ strength and permeability of rock masses; effects, theoretical derivation and practical measurements of in situ stresses.

Module credits 20.00
NQF Level 08
Prerequisites No prerequisites.
Contact time 2 practicals per week (5 weeks), 4 lectures per week (5 weeks)
Language of tuition Module is presented in English
Department Geology
Period of presentation Year

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