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Engineering Rock Mechanics : Part 2: Illustrative Worked Examples - J.P. Harrison

Engineering Rock Mechanics

Part 2: Illustrative Worked Examples

Hardcover Published: 9th February 2001
ISBN: 9780080430102
Number Of Pages: 506

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Engineering Rock Mechanics Part II: Illustrative Worked Examples can be used as an independent book or alternatively it complements an earlier publication called Engineering Rock Mechanics: An Introduction to the Principles by the same authors.
It contains illustrative worked examples of engineering rock mechanics in action as the subject applies to civil, mining, petroleum and environmental engineering. The book covers the necessary understanding and the key techniques supporting the rock engineering design of structural foundations, dams, rock slopes, wellbores, tunnels, caverns, hydroelectric schemes and mines. There is a question and worked answer presentation with the question and answer sets collated into twenty chapters which match the subject matter of the first book.

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When I took rock mechanics at Berkeley we used Prof. Goodman's book (of course), but I have found this book to be far more user friendly and complete. Although an understanding of geology and earth processes is essential for the subject to be understandable, this book and the accompanying book of worked problems will teach you the subject well and thoroughly. I just wish they'd make the accompanying book of worked problems in paperback becuase it's too expensive

Prefacep. xi
Units and Symbolsp. xiii
Illustrative worked examples - Questions and answers
Introductionp. 3
The subject of engineering rock mechanicsp. 3
Questions and answers: introductionp. 5
Additional pointsp. 8
Geological settingp. 13
Rock massesp. 13
Questions and answers: geological settingp. 19
Additional pointsp. 26
Stressp. 27
Understanding stressp. 27
Questions and answers: stressp. 30
Additional pointsp. 37
In situ rock stressp. 39
The nature of in situ rock stressp. 39
Questions and answers: in situ rock stressp. 42
Additional pointsp. 56
Strain and the theory of elasticityp. 57
Stress and strain are both tensor quantitiesp. 57
Questions and answers: strain and the theory of elasticityp. 60
Additional pointsp. 68
Intact rock: deformability, strength and failurep. 71
Intact rockp. 71
Questions and answers: intact rockp. 74
Additional pointsp. 87
Fractures and hemispherical projectionp. 89
Natural, pre-existing fracturesp. 89
Questions and answers: fractures and hemispherical projectionp. 100
Additional pointsp. 115
Rock masses: deformability, strength and failurep. 117
The nature of rock massesp. 117
Questions and answers: rock massesp. 122
Additional pointsp. 138
Permeabilityp. 141
Permeability of intact rock and rock massesp. 141
Question and answers: permeabilityp. 144
Additional pointsp. 157
Anisotropy and inhomogeneityp. 159
Rock masses: order and disorderp. 159
Questions and answers: anisotropy and inhomogeneityp. 161
Additional pointsp. 172
Testing techniquesp. 175
Rock propertiesp. 175
Questions and answers: testing techniquesp. 176
Additional pointsp. 192
Rock mass classificationp. 193
Rock mass parameters and classification schemesp. 193
Questions and answers: rock mass classificationp. 194
Additional pointsp. 212
Rock dynamics and time dependencyp. 215
Strain ratesp. 215
Questions and answers: rock dynamics and time dependencyp. 217
Additional pointsp. 228
Rock mechanics interactions and rock engineering systemsp. 231
Interactionsp. 231
Questions and answers: rock mechanics interactions and rock engineering systemsp. 234
Additional pointsp. 244
Excavation principlesp. 247
Rock excavationp. 247
Questions and answers: excavation principlesp. 250
Additional pointsp. 262
Rock reinforcement and rock supportp. 265
The stabilization systemp. 265
Questions and answers: rock reinforcement and rock supportp. 267
Additional pointsp. 281
Foundation and slope instability mechanismsp. 285
Near-surface instabilityp. 285
Question and answers: foundation and slope instability mechanismsp. 288
Additional pointsp. 309
Design of surface excavationsp. 311
The project objectivep. 311
Questions and answers: design of surface excavationsp. 314
Additional pointsp. 337
Underground excavation instability mechanismsp. 339
Underground instabilityp. 339
Questions and answers: underground excavation instability mechanismsp. 343
Additional pointsp. 369
Design of underground excavationsp. 373
The project objectivep. 373
Question and answers: design of underground excavationsp. 375
Additional pointsp. 397
Questions only
Introductionp. 401
Geological settingp. 403
Stressp. 407
In situ rock stressp. 409
Strain and the theory of elasticityp. 413
Intact rockp. 417
Fractures and hemispherical projectionp. 421
Rock massesp. 425
Permeabilityp. 431
Anisotropy and inhomogeneityp. 437
Testing techniquesp. 441
Rock mass classificationp. 447
Rock dynamics and time dependencyp. 451
Rock mechanics interactions and rock engineering systemsp. 455
Excavation principlesp. 459
Rock reinforcement and rock supportp. 465
Foundation and slope instability mechanismsp. 469
Design of surface excavationsp. 473
Underground excavation instability mechanismsp. 477
Design of underground excavationsp. 481
Referencesp. 487
3-D stress cube modelp. 491
Hemispherical projection sheetp. 493
Rock mass classification tables - RMR and Qp. 495
Indexp. 503
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ISBN: 9780080430102
ISBN-10: 0080430104
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 506
Published: 9th February 2001
Publisher: Elsevier Science & Technology
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 25.6 x 17.53  x 2.72
Weight (kg): 1.09

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