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MINE 649 - Design of Excavations

(2 units)
Principles of Geomechanics and numerical models are used in design of special mining excavations, such as: large underground mining stopes, rock slopes, tunnels, shafts, measure ground subsidence, and other special mining excavations.

Grading Basis: Graded
Units of Lecture: 2
Offered: Every Spring

Student Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
1. describe how the following impact tunnel design: Terzaghi’s rock load theory, strength of discontinuities, tunneling hazards, tunneling machines, tunneling in swelling rocks.
2. describe how the following impact shaft design: Self-supporting shaft, support pressures on the wall of shaft, design of support system, surge shaft, shaft excavation.
3. describe ground subsidence considerations: Characterization of ground movements, chimney cave, caving rock, support near caving ground, ground movements monitoring.
4. perform design and analysis using numerical modeling methodologies and tools.
5. demonstrate ability to design excavations independently using analytical, empirical and numerical modeling tools by working on independent design projects.


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