Mining and Minerals Engineering

CSMM411 - Tunnel and Underground Excavation Design A (2011)

Back | Download as PDF
MODULE TITLETunnel and Underground Excavation Design A CREDIT VALUE15
MODULE CODECSMM411 MODULE CONVENERUnknown
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. The module also provides an opportunity for students to develop an awareness of risk assessment applied to underground excavation design.
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
Week 1 Introduction; Review of data for underground excavation design; Design Methodology; Overview of tunneling applications Week 2 Analytical methods for single openings (2D & 3D stress, strain and elasticity solutions); Observational Design/Instrumentation; Soft ground tunnelling methods Week 3 Kirsch equations; Ellipse equations; Application of rock mass classification (including Laubscher MRMR); Lining design Week 4 Empirical hangingwall design (including MRMR and Stability Graph); Excavation stabilisation techniques and methods; NATM Week 5 Pillar design; Support dimensioning; Wedge failure; Use of SWedge; Blasting Regulations and safety Assignment: Stope design Week 6 Rock mass – support interaction; Analysis of roof behaviour; Ground treatment Assignment: FROOF and empirical methods Week 7 Use of UnWedge; Use of RocSupport; Equipment selection Assignment: Rock mass – support interaction
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 40 Written Exams 60 Practical Exams
DETAILS OF SUMMATIVE ASSESSMENT
DETAILS OF RE-ASSESSMENT (where required by referral or deferral)
RE-ASSESSMENT NOTES
RESOURCES
INDICATIVE LEARNING RESOURCES - The following list is offered as an indication of the type & level of
information that you are expected to consult. Further guidance will be provided by the Module Convener

Reading list for this module:

There are currently no reading list entries found for this module.

CREDIT VALUE 15 ECTS VALUE 7.5
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
KEY WORDS SEARCH None Defined