Engineering Rock Mechanics: An Introduction to the Principles

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9780080419121: Engineering Rock Mechanics: An Introduction to the Principles

Engineering rock mechanics is the discipline used to design structures built in rock. These structures encompass building foundations, dams, slopes, shafts, tunnels, caverns, hydroelectric schemes, mines, radioactive waste respositories 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. "Engineering Rock Mechanics" clearly and systematically explains the key principles behind rock engineering. The 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. "Engineering Rock Mechanics" is recommended as an across-the-board source of information for the benefit of anyone involved in rock mechanics and rock engineering. The book particularly strives to provide a deep understanding of all the key subjects to create an essential reference tool.

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"...this book is very good work tool in the understanding of the Engineering Rock Mechanics from the undergraduate and graduate points of view, because the easy on going terminology makes fruitful the reading for any public." FABIO ANTONIO GIL ESCOBAR SPECIAL GRADUATE COURSE DEPARTMENT OF GEOSCIENCE FACULTY OF SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING SHIMANE UNIVERSITY JAPAN

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