Course level

Undergraduate

Faculty

Engineering, Architecture & Information Technology

School

Mech & Mine Engineering School

Units

2

Duration

One Semester

Class contact

2L2T<3P<2I

Incompatible

MINE3101

Recommended prerequisite

Assessment methods

Tutorial participation, Practical, In-class quiz, Assignment, End of Semester Examination

Course coordinator

Dr Mehdi Serati (m.serati@uq.edu.au)

Study Abroad

This course is pre-approved for Study Abroad and Exchange students.

Current course offerings

Course offerings Location Mode Course Profile
Semester 1, 2018 St Lucia Internal Course Profile

Please Note: Course profiles marked as not available may still be in development.

Course description

This course aims to provide students with the basic knowledge required to undertake geomechanical investigations and design tasks. The course consists of two main modules. 1) Deformable Materials, which covers basics of materials behaviour; stress-strain, failure criteria, stress and strain tensors. 2) Rock Mechanics including rock material and rock mass behaviours, rock mass strength and deformability, strength of discontinuities, basic rock testing, rock mass classification systems, response of rock mass to underground excavation, stress measurement, time dependant and dynamic behaviour of rocks and rock slope stability.

Archived offerings

Course offerings Location Mode Course Profile
Semester 1, 2017 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 1, 2016 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 1, 2015 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 1, 2014 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 1, 2013 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 1, 2012 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 1, 2011 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 1, 2010 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 1, 2009 St Lucia Internal Course Profile