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Description of rock mass and discontinuities; rock strength and failure criteria. Core logging; field data collection, mapping and fracture surveys; data presentation; hemispherical projections; introductory rock slope stability; foundations on rock; excavation on rock; in-situ stress; stresses about underground openings; classification systems and tunnel support requirements; site investigations for landslides and slope stabilisation techniques; use of slope stability anlaysis programs. The course includes a compulsory 3 day field trip.
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Term 1



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