Mining and Minerals Engineering

CSM3306 - Tunnel and Underground Excavation Design (2011)

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MODULE TITLETunnel and Underground Excavation Design CREDIT VALUE10
MODULE CODECSM3306 MODULE CONVENERProf John Coggan (Coordinator), Dr Andrew Wetherelt
DURATION: TERM 1 2 3
DURATION: WEEKS
Number of Students Taking Module (anticipated)
DESCRIPTION - summary of the module content
AIMS - intentions of the module
The module provides specialist analysis and design skills associated with the tunneling, underground mining and related industries. The module provides problem-solving, data-handling and evaluation skills.
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES (ILOs) (see assessment section below for how ILOs will be assessed)
SYLLABUS PLAN - summary of the structure and academic content of the module
The following is a typical lecture plan: Lecturer RJP (1 hour/week) JSC (1 hour/week) AW (2 hours/week) Week 1 Stress introduction Laubscher, MRMR Purpose of tunnelling Week 2 Kirsch equations Hangingwall design (MRMR) Ground conditions Week 3 Non-circular solution Stability Graph method Types of tunnelling machine Week 4 In-situ stress Stability Graph method NATM Week 5 In-situ stress Pillar stress –tributary area Reinforcement Week 6 Ring design, Instrumentation Week 7 Ground treatment Week 8 Tunnel lighting and Ventilation Week 9 Phases/modelling Pillar strength Week 10 Phases/modelling Pillar design
LEARNING AND TEACHING
LEARNING ACTIVITIES AND TEACHING METHODS (given in hours of study time)
Scheduled Learning & Teaching Activities Guided Independent Study Placement / Study Abroad
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ASSESSMENT
FORMATIVE ASSESSMENT - for feedback and development purposes; does not count towards module grade
SUMMATIVE ASSESSMENT (% of credit)
Coursework 30 Written Exams 70 Practical Exams
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DETAILS OF RE-ASSESSMENT (where required by referral or deferral)
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CREDIT VALUE 10 ECTS VALUE 5
PRE-REQUISITE MODULES None
CO-REQUISITE MODULES None
NQF LEVEL (FHEQ) 3 (NQF Level 6) AVAILABLE AS DISTANCE LEARNING No
ORIGIN DATE Thursday 15 December 2011 LAST REVISION DATE Thursday 15 December 2011
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