Book Title : Engineering Rock Mechanics: An introduction to the principles
Author(s) : John A. Hudson, John P. Harrison
Publisher : Pergamon
Edition : First
Pages : 458 Size : 11.6 Mb Book Description: Engineering rock mechanics: An introduction to the principles book is used to design structures built in rock. These structures encompass building foundations, dams, slopes, shafts, tunnels, caverns, hydroelectric schemes, mines, radioactive waste and geothermal energy projects: in short, any structure built on or in a rock mass. Despite the variety of projects that use rock engineering, the principles remain the same. This eBook clearly and systematically explains the key principles behind rock engineering. Engineering Rock Mechanics: An introduction to the principles by John A. Hudson, John P. Harrison book covers the basic rock mechanics principles, how to study the interactions between these principles and a discussion on the fundamentals of excavation and support and the application of these in the design of surface and underground structures. These book is useful as source of information for the benefit of engineers involved in rock mechanics and rock engineering.
Table of Contents: Preface 1. Introduction 2. Geological setting 3. Stress 4. In situ stress 5. Strain 6. Intact rock 7. Discontinuities 8. Rock masses 9. Permeability 10. Anisotropy and inhomogeneity 11. Testing techniques 12. Rock mass classification 13. Rock dynamics and time-dependent aspects 14. Rock mechanics interactions and rock engineering 15. Excavation principles 16. Stabilization principles 17. Surface excavation instability mechanisms 18. Design and analysis of surface excavations 19. Underground excavation instability mechanisms 20. Design and analysis of underground excavations References A note on time-dependency and weathering Appendix A: Stress and strain analysis Appendix B: Hemispherical projection Points to remember Index