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This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2009:Semester 2, - Taught on campus.
On campus only.
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|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: 36 |
Total Time Commitment:
144 hours (including non-contact time).
2 X 1 hour lectures weekly.
|Prerequisites:|| 400-686 (ENGR00012) Soil Rock and Tailings Mechanics. |
400-688 (ENGR00014) Underground Mining and Planning Methods (can be taken concurrently).
|Recommended Background Knowledge:||None|
|Non Allowed Subjects:||None|
|Core Participation Requirements:||
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CoordinatorProf Moshe Zukerman
ContactDr Priyan Mendis
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.
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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.
On completion of this subject, the students should have developed:
• analytical, critical and creative thinking, with an aptitude for continued self-directed learning.
|Notes:||Students will need access to PC/laptop.|
Master of Mining Engineering |
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