Rock Mechanics and Engineering

Rock Mechanics and Engineering

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The first edition of Rock Mechanics and Engineering bridged the gap between scientific research on rock mechanics and practical engineering. It was resolutely aimed at giving practical information to geologists, engineering geologists and engineers. Emphasis was placed on the lessons to be learnt from the study of case histories, with the Malpasset Dam rupture and the large Vajont rock slide amongst those described. In this second, enlarged edition the author continues to emphasise aspects of rock mechanics. Modern efforts at establishing an engineering classification of rocks are summarised and considerable attention is given to the Austrian tunnelling method. Firm in his belief that there is no better way to study the subject than by the detailed analysis of case histories, Dr Jaeger has incorporated a number of new ones, for example the discussion on the engineering classification of jointed rock masses and the required rock support is illustrated by descriptions of the second Gotthard Tunnel and the design of the third, much larger tunnel.
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  • Electronic book text
  • Cambridge University Press (Virtual Publishing)
  • Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • 1139244736
  • 9781139244732

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Preface; Preface to the first edition; Part I. Introduction to rock mechanics: 1. The historical development of rock mechanics; 2. Engineering geology and rock mechanics; Part II. Rock material and rock masses: 3. Fundamental concepts and description of fissures; 4. Physical and mechanical properties of rock material; 5. Residual stresses in rock masses in situ; 6. Strains, modulus of deformation and failure in rock masses; 7. Mathematical approach to strain-stress distribution in rock masses; 8. Interstitial water in rock material and rock masses; Part III. Rock mechanics and engineering: 9. Rock slopes and rock slides; 10. Galleries , tunnels, mines and underground excavations; 11. Rock mechanics and dam foundations; Part IV. Case histories: 12. Dam foundations and tunnelling; 13. Incidents, accidents, dam disasters; 14. The Vajont rock slide; 15. Two examples of rock slopes supported with cables; 16. Three examples of large underground hydro-power stations; References; Appendices; Indexes.
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