engineering rock mechanics
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engineering rock mechanics


This book can be used as a 'standalone' textbook or as a complement to
our first book, Engineering Ruck Mechanics: An infroductiun to the Principles.
It contains illustrative worked examples of engineering rock mechanics in
action as the subject applies to civil, mining, petroleum and environmental
engineering. The book covers the necessary understanding and the key techniques
supporting the rock engineering design of structural foundations, dams, rock
slopes, wellbores, tunnels, caverns, hydroelectric schemes, mines. In our first
book, we presented the basic principles of engineering rock mechanics with
strong emphasis on understanding the fundamental concepts. Because it is also
important to consider the principles in action, to have practice in applying them,
and to be able to link the principles with specific engineering problems, we
prepared this second book containing the illustrative worked examples. We have
adopted a question and worked answer presentation: the question and answer sets
have been collated into twenty chapters which match the subject matter of our
first book - Chapters 1-13 on rock mechanics principles and Chapters 14-20 on
applications in rock engineering. Part A of this book can be read as a
narrative consisting of sequences of text, questions and answers, or in Part B
the same questions can be tackled without the answers being visible.

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