Using an engineer's perspective, it offers a concrete account of the basic facts and experiences regarding the behavior of different rock types in engineering construction. Details geological exploration techniques, stressing drilling and logging core samples. Features a chapter on active faults in engineering projects including legal arguments about project sites. Illustrative case studies, ranging from the Auburn Dam controversy to international examples of single collapse problems, aid in students' awareness of rock mass propensities and structures.
Shales, Sandstones, and Associated Rocks.
Soluble Rocks: Limestone, Dolomite, and Evaporites.
Plutonic Igneous Rocks.
Volcanism and Volcanic Rocks.
Rock Structure and Fault Activity.
Tertiary; University or College
Number Of Pages: 432
Published: 18th January 1993
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 26.25 x 18.3
Weight (kg): 0.85
Edition Number: 1