Course level

Undergraduate

Faculty

Engineering, Architecture & Information Technology

School

Mech & Mine Engineering School

Units

2

Duration

One Semester

Class contact

2 Lecture hours, 2 Tutorial hours

Recommended prerequisite

Assessment methods

Reports, Practicals, Quiz

Course coordinator

Dr Zhongwei Chen (zhongwei.chen@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, 2019 St Lucia Internal Course Profile

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

Course description

Familiarisation with the strata management process and design techniques that are routinely utilised within the Australian underground coal industry such as: pillar mechanics & design, pillar extraction, roof and rib behaviour/reinforcement mechanisms & design, longwall geomechanics & face management and subsidence assessment & control. Detailed geotechnical evaluation and design in underground coal mines. A strong emphasis on the mechanics of the various strata control problems and the fundamental behavioural/failure mechanisms occuring within the strata and associated ground control reinforcement mechanisms.

Archived offerings

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