Rock and Slope Engineering - CVEN4201

Faculty: Faculty of Engineering

School: School of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Course Outline:

Campus: Kensington Campus

Career: Undergraduate

Units of Credit: 6

EFTSL: 0.12500 (more info)

Indicative Contact Hours per Week: 4

Enrolment Requirements:

Prerequisite/s: CVEN2201, CVEN3201.

CSS Contribution Charge: 2 (more info)

Tuition Fee: See Tuition Fee Schedule

Further Information: See Class Timetable

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Description of rock mass and discontinuities; rock strength and failure criteria. Core logging; field data collection, mapping and fracture surveys; data presentation; hemispherical projections; introductory rock slope stability; foundations on rock; excavation on rock; in-situ stress; stresses about underground openings; classification systems and tunnel support requirements; site investigations for landslides and slope stabilisation techniques; use of slope stability anlaysis programs. The course includes a compulsory 3 day field trip.


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