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Introduction to Rock Mechanics - Richard E. Goodman

Introduction to Rock Mechanics


Published: 3rd January 1989
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Introduces a new approach to rock mechanics called ``block theory,'' which formalizes procedures for selecting proper shapes and orientations for excavations in hard jointed rock. Applies block theory to rock slopes and underground excavations, and covers the Q theory of rock classification, the empirical criterion of joint shear strength, rock bolting, properties of weak rocks, statistical frequency of jointing, an empirical criterion of rock strength, and design of underground supports. Contains many new problems with worked-out solutions.

Classification and Index Properties of Rocks.

Rock Strength and Failure Criteria.

Initial Stresses in Rocks and Their Measurement.

Planes of Weakness in Rocks.

Deformability of Rocks.

Applications of Rock Mechanics in Engineering for Underground Openings.

Applications of Rock Mechanics to Rock Slope Engineering.

Applications of Rock Mechanics to Foundation Engineering.


Answers to Problems.


ISBN: 9780471812005
ISBN-10: 0471812005
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 576
Published: 3rd January 1989
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.42 x 15.65  x 3.81
Weight (kg): 0.8
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: Revised