Mining and Minerals Engineering

CSMM113 - Surface Excavation Design (2011)

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MODULE TITLESurface Excavation Design CREDIT VALUE30
MODULE CODECSMM113 MODULE CONVENERProf John Coggan (Coordinator), Dr Andrew Wetherelt, Dr Denise Pascoe
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 civil, geotechnical, environmental and related industries. The module provides problem-solving skills and provides simulated industrial experience.
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
Time Subject(s) Week 1 Introduction; Shear strength review; Stereographic analysis and interpretation Week 2 Slope stability overview; Use of DIPS software; Plane Failure Assignment: Stereographic interpretation Week 3 Probability and risk in slope design; Composition and characteristics of explosives Week 4 Plane failure and circular failure; Electronic and non-electric detonating systems; Misfires; Assignment: Planar failure analysis and design Week 5 Plane and circular failure; Blasting regulations and safety Week 6 Program Slide, non-circular and infinite slope failures; Blast design Assignment: Circular and non-circular failure analysis Week 7 Wedge failure, program Swedge; Optimum blast specifications, including geometry; Week 8 Rockfall; Single and multi-row blasts Week 9 Slope stabilisation techniques; Review and application of commercially available slope design software Assignment: Blast design Week 10 Review and application of commercially available slope design software; Types of Slope Instrumentation
LEARNING AND TEACHING
LEARNING ACTIVITIES AND TEACHING METHODS (given in hours of study time)
Scheduled Learning & Teaching Activities Guided Independent Study Placement / Study Abroad
DETAILS OF LEARNING ACTIVITIES AND TEACHING METHODS
ASSESSMENT
FORMATIVE ASSESSMENT - for feedback and development purposes; does not count towards module grade
SUMMATIVE ASSESSMENT (% of credit)
Coursework 50 Written Exams 50 Practical Exams
DETAILS OF SUMMATIVE ASSESSMENT
DETAILS OF RE-ASSESSMENT (where required by referral or deferral)
RE-ASSESSMENT NOTES
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CREDIT VALUE 30 ECTS VALUE 15
PRE-REQUISITE MODULES None
CO-REQUISITE MODULES None
NQF LEVEL (FHEQ) M (NQF Level 7) AVAILABLE AS DISTANCE LEARNING No
ORIGIN DATE Thursday 15 December 2011 LAST REVISION DATE Thursday 15 December 2011
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