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ES95C - Rock Mechanics

  • Module code: ES95C
  • Module name: Rock Mechanics
  • Department: School of Engineering
  • Credit: 15

Content and teaching | Assessment | Availability

Module content and teaching

Principal aims

This module aims to provide the theoretical background to the practical task of ensuring the underground excavation is accurately positioned. This involves controls for setting out and monitoring excavation progression. Consideration is also given to the prediction and monitoring of surface displacement above underground openings which forms an important restriction on urban sub-surface works.

Principal learning outcomes

"At completion, students will be able to: Apply a knowledge of rock mechanics to a range of rock engineering applications, in both the design and the monitoring of post-excavation performance; Predict the behaviour of the rock mass in response to excavation. Interpret rock mass classification data to formulate support strategies."

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Module assessment

Assessment group Assessment name Percentage
15 CATS (Module code: ES95C-15)
B (Examination only) 3 hour examination (locally held exam) 100%

Module availability

This module is available on the following courses:



Optional Core
  • Postgraduate Taught Tunnelling and Underground Space (H214) - Year 2