Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2010.
|Dates & Locations:|| |
This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2010:Semester 2, Parkville - Taught on campus.
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|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: One 1 hour lecture + one 2 hour tutorial per week. Total 36 hours |
Total Time Commitment:
144 hours (including non-contact time).
|Prerequisites:|| 400-686 (ENGR00012) Soil Rock and Tailings Mechanics. |
400-688 (ENGR00014) Underground Mining and Planning Methods (can be taken concurrently).
|Corequisites:|| None |
|Recommended Background Knowledge:|| None |
|Non Allowed Subjects:|| None |
|Core Participation Requirements:||
For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Students Experiencing Academic Disadvantage Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Description, Subject Objectives, Generic Skills and Assessment Requirements of this entry. The University is dedicated to provide support to those with special requirements. Further details on the disability support scheme can be found at the Disability Liaison Unit
CoordinatorProf Ian Johnston
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The subject is an introduction to the application of geomechanics principles for the investigation of conditions, the design and the operation of a mine. Mining includes open pit, dredging and underground methods, for granular materials, coal and hard-rock geologic environments. Each of the range of components of the application of geomechanics are covered:
Geomechanical investigations of conditions:
• Logging and mapping of cores and exposures.
For open pits:
• Pit-wall slope angles.
For underground mining:
• dimensioning and sequencing of stopes.
• management of the application of geomechanics advice.
• Formally supervised written examination - 3 hours 30% (end of semester 2).
|Prescribed Texts:||J. Jaeger, N. G. Cook and R. Zimmerman –“Fundamentals of Rock Mechanics”, Blackwell, 2007. |
W. Pariseau – Design Analysis in Rock Mechanics, Taylor & Francis, 2006.
B. Brady & E. Brown – Rock Mechanics for Underground Mining, Kluwer, 2004.
C. Bise – Mining Engineering Analysis, SME 2003.
|Breadth Options:|| |
This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
On completion of this subject, students should have an understanding of underground mining principles necessary to develop a geological resource into a successful operating underground mine.
|Notes:||Students will need access to PC/laptop.|
Graduate Certificate in Engineering (Environmental Engineering) |
Master of Mining Engineering
Postgraduate Certificate in Engineering
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