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Rock Mass Classification : A Practical Approach in Civil Engineering - B. Singh

Rock Mass Classification

A Practical Approach in Civil Engineering

Hardcover Published: 19th May 1999
ISBN: 9780080430133
Number Of Pages: 267

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"Rock Mass Classifications - A Practical Approach in Civil Engineering" was written in response to the many unanswered questions regarding this subject. Questions such as - Is Classification reasonably reliable? Can it be successful in crisis management of geohazards? Can a single Classification system be general for all rock structures? Is Classification a scientific approach? Laborious field research was undertaken in the Himalayan mountains by a team of scientists from the Central Mining Research Institute (CMRI), University of Roorkee (UOR), Central Soil and Material Research Station (CSMRS), U.P. Irrigation Research Institute (UPIRI), and Norwegian Geotechnical Institute (NGI) to answer these questions. The results obtained from the research work were systematically compiled to produce this book which bears particular relevance to civil, mining and petroleum engineers and geologists.

"It is a Handbook of Rock Engineering" - Zhao Jian, School of Civil & Structural Engineering, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
"I came across your new book - Rock Mass Classification, absolutely fantastic" - Subodh K. Jain, U.S.A

Chapter headings and selected papers: Philosophy of Quantitative Classifications
Present day practice
Shear Zone Treatment in Tunnels and Foundations
Treatment for tunnels
Rock Material
Uniaxial compression
Rock Quality Designation
Weighted joint density
Terzaghi's Rock Load Theory
Modified Terzaghi's theory for tunnels and caverns
Rock Mass Rating (RMR)
Applications of RMR
Prediction of Ground Conditions for Tunnelling
Empirical approach
Rock Mass Quality (Q) - System
The Q-system
Rock Mass Number
Inter-relation between Q and RMR. Rock Mass Index
Scale effect
Rate of Tunnelling
Classification of ground/job conditions for rate of tunnelling
Support System in Caverns
Strength Enhancement of Rock Mass in Tunnels
Residual strength parameters
Strength of Discontinuities
Shear strength of joints
Shear Strength of Rock Masses in Slopes
Mohr-Coulomb strength parameters
Types of Rock Slope Failures. 3D wedge failure
Slope Mass Rating (SMR)
Support measures
Landslide Hazard Zonation
A case history
Allowable Bearing Pressure for Building Foundations
Allowable bearing pressure
Method of Excavation
Excavation techniques
Rock Drillability
Other approaches
Permeability and Groutability
Gouge Material
Engineering Properties of Hard Rock Masses
Half - tunnels
Geological Strength Index (GSI)
Modulus of deformation
Evaluation of Critical Rock Parameters
Critical parameters
In situ Stresses
Need for in situ stress measurement
Author index
Subject index
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ISBN: 9780080430133
ISBN-10: 0080430139
Series: Developments in Water Science Ser.
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 267
Published: 19th May 1999
Publisher: Elsevier Science & Technology
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.77 x 17.15  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.68

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