University of Technology Sydney

42068 Modelling and Design of Underground Structures

6cp; 3pw, standard, face-to-face (it can also be offered in a block mode or hybrid class combining traditional, face-to-face seat time with some online learning activities)
Requisite(s): 120 credit points of completed study in Must have completed at least bachelorís degree owned by FEIT OR 120 credit points of completed study in Must have completed at least bachelorís Honours Embedded owned by FEIT OR 120 credit points of completed study in Must have completed at least bachelorís Combined Degree owned by FEIT OR 120 credit points of completed study in Must have completed at least bachelorís Combined Honours owned by FEIT OR 120 credit points of completed study in Must have completed at least bachelorís Combined Degree co-owned by FEIT OR 120 credit points of completed study in Must have completed at least bachelorís Combined Honours co-owned by FEIT
These requisites may not apply to students in certain courses. See access conditions.

Description

The key purpose of this subject is to develop students' technical competence in analysing and designing of underground structures. Design of geotechnical and structural engineering aspects of tunnels, cavern, shafts, earth shelters and underground shopping centres are some examples.

By completing this subject, students should be able to understand the concept of safe, efficient, resilient and sustainable underground structures. They can apply these concepts to the analysis and design of different types of underground structures, such as caverns, mines and bored tunnels, cut and cover tunnels, and immersed tunnels. They can critically appraise underground structures to decide, which design methods should be applied. They can identify the limitations of their analyses and carry out appropriate solution validation, be responsible designer, study the relevant literature and learn to apply new methods of design. The students can learn how to integrate the rock and ground information, surveying reports, subsurface investigations, stakeholder needs and requirements, as well as national and international standards in the design.


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