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Unit Code: CEB808

Unit Name: Rock Engineering and Design Applications

Description: Sometimes engineers are required to design the foundations for infrastructure resting on rock mass. Understanding the behaviour of rock mass is complex but rock mass suitability can be easily assessed based on certain physical and engineering properties that can be evaluated from the laboratory and field testing of rock. Engineers should know the basic and engineering properties of rocks, classification systems, strength aspects of rock mass and also foundation stability calculations. This course will enable you to learn the physical and mechanical behavior of intact rock and rock mass, simple elastic and elasto-plastic constitutive models used in rock mechanics and concepts of rock mass rating and rock classification. Also you will learn the types of rock slope failure, stability analysis of rock slopes, bearing capacity of foundations on rock. Use of available standards codes and standards in design of slopes and foundations on rock.

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Prerequisite: CEB702

Prerequisite Sentence: N/A

Credit Point: 15

Offered In: Semester 2