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Gary Mavko, Tapan Mukerji, Jack Dvorkin ... 524 pages - Publisher: Cambridge University Press; 2nd edition (May, 2009) ... Language: English - ISBN-10: 0521861365.

This fully updated text addresses the relationships between geophysical observations and the underlying physical properties of rocks. It distills a vast quantity of background theory and laboratory results into a series of concise chapters that provide practical solutions to problems in geophysical data interpretation. Now in its second edition, major new chapters are presented on statistical rock physics and velocity-porosity-clay models for clastic sediments. Other new and expanded topics include anisotropic seismic signatures, borehole waves, models for fractured media, poroelastic models, and attenuation models. Also new to this edition is an enhanced set of appendices with key empirical results, data tables, and an atlas of reservoir rock properties - extended to include carbonates, clays, gas hydrates, and heavy oils. Supported by a website hosting MATLAB routines for implementing the various rock physics formulas, this book is a vital resource for advanced students and university faculty, as well as petroleum industry geophysicists and engineers.

T. S. Nagaraj ...708 pages -Publisher: Elsevier Science; (January, 1993) ... Language: English - ISBN-10: 0444889116 - ISBN-13: 978-0444889119.

Soils, rocks and concrete are the principal materials a civil engineer encounters in practice. This book deals with the material analogies, their implications in property characterization, giving attention to similar as well as dissimilar methods in respect of each of these three materials. It provides an integrated, systematic approach for realistic assessment of engineering properties of soils, rocks and concrete. Geotechnical engineers, civil engineers and materials scientists will be interested in this volume.

Zong-Xian Zhang ... 608 pages - Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann; (May, 2016) ... Language: English - ISBN-10: 012802688X - ISBN-13: 978-0128026885 ...

Rock Fracture and Blasting: Theory and Applications provides the latest on stress waves, shock waves, and rock fracture, all necessary components that must be critically analyzed to maximize results in rock blasting. The positioning of charges and their capacity and sequencing are covered in this book, and must be carefully modeled to minimize impact in the surrounding environment. Through an explanation of these topics, author Professor Zhang’s experience in the field, and his theoretical knowledge, users will find a thorough guide that is not only up-to-date, but complete with a unique perspective on the field.

Includes a rigorous exposition of Stress Waves and Shock Waves, as well as Rock Fracture and Fragmentation + Provides both Empirical and Hybrid Stress Blasting Modeling tools and techniques for designing effective blast plans + Offers advanced knowledge that enables users to choose better blast techniques + Includes exercises for learning and training in each chapter.

Harsha Vardhan, Rajesh Kumar Bayar ... 168 pages - Publisher: CRC Press; (August, 2013) ... Language: English - ISBN-10: 1466582952 - ISBN-13: 978-1466582958.

Being knowledgeable about rock properties is vital to being effective in the design of blasts in mines, quarries and other construction projects. Without proper knowledge, the energy released during blasting can be underutilized, harm the environment, and may escalate costs. Rock Engineering Design: Properties and Applications of Sound Level aids scientists and practicing engineers in determining rock properties in a quick and precise way. It presents the basic concepts and principles on which sound level can be used in solving rock engineering design problems. Highlighting the importance of sound level in determining rock properties, the book focuses on the indirect method with emphasis on the development of numerical models in rock engineering design. Discusses determining rock property using sound levels produced during drilling + Explores the benefits of effective rock design applications + Helps students to develop an interest in using sound level as a tool in rock design applications. The book provides a general introduction to noise, its effect, and standards. It discusses the application of noise monitoring for mining equipment, the application of acoustic emission techniques in geotechnical fields, the equipment for drilling, measurement of sound, and the physico-mechanical properties of rocks. It also explores the process involved in the measurement of rock properties and sound level. This book summarizes in tables and figures the statistical values of the rock properties and sound level produced during the drilling of different rocks. It explains developed regression models, procedure, and the results of developed artificial neural network models. Rock Engineering Design: Properties and Applications of Sound Level includes a case study, and offers a summary and suggestions for further work.

Wlodzimierz Derski, Ryszard Izbicki, Igor Kisiel, Zenon Mroz ... 738 pages - Publisher: Elsevier Science; (January, 1989) ... Language: English - ISBN-10: 0444564381 - ISBN-13: 978-0444564382.

Although theoretical in character, this book provides a useful source of information for those dealing with practical problems relating to rock and soil mechanics - a discipline which, in the view of the authors, attempts to apply the theory of continuum to the mechanical investigation of rock and soil media. The book is in two separate parts. The first part, embodying the first three chapters, is devoted to a description of the media of interest. Chapter 1 introduces the main argument and discusses the essence of the discipline and its links with other branches of science which are concerned, on the one hand, with technical mechanics and, on the other, with the properties, origins, and formation of rock and soil strata under natural field conditions. Chapter 2 describes mechanical models of bodies useful for the purpose of the discourse and defines the concept of the limit shear resistance of soils and rocks. Chapter 3 gives the actual properties of soils and rocks determined from experiments in laboratories and in situ. Several tests used in geotechnical engineering are described and interconnections between the physical state of rocks and soils and their rheological parameters are considered. The second part of the book considers the applications of various theories which were either first developed for descriptive purposes in continuum mechanics and then adopted in soil and rock mechanics, or were specially developed for the latter discipline. Chapter 4 discusses the application of the theory of linear viscoelasticity in solving problems of stable behaviour of rocks and soils. Chapter 5 covers the use of the groundwater flow theory as applied to several problems connected with water movement in an undeformable soil or rock skeleton. Chapter 6 is a natural expansion of the arguments put forward in the previous chapter. Here the movement of water is regarded as the cause of deformation of the rock or soil skeleton.

Walter Wittke ... 900 pages - Publisher: Ernst&Sohn; (May, 2014) ... Language: English - ISBN-10: 3433030790 - ISBN-13: 978-3433030790. 

 This book focuses on the fundamentals of rock mechanics as a basis for the safe and economical design and construction of tunnels, dam foundations and slopes in jointed and anisotropic rock.It is divided into four main parts: Fundamentals and models - Analysis and design methods - Exploration, testing and monitoring - Applications and case histories. The rock mechanical models presented account for the influence of discontinuities on the stress-strain behavior and the permeability of jointed rock masses.

John Jaeger, N. G. Cook, Robert Zimmerman ... 488 pages - Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell; 4th edition (April, 2007) ... Language: English - ISBN-10: 0632057599 - ISBN-13: 978-0632057597.

Since the publication of the first edition in 1969, Fundamentals of Rock Mechanics has been widely regarded as the most authoritative and comprehensive book in its field. This classic book, unavailable for many years, is now back by popular demand. Extensively revised for this fourth edition, it now contains substantially expanded chapters on poroelasticity, wave propagation, and subsurface stresses, as well as entirely new chapters on rock fractures and micromechanical models of rock behavior. Beginning with a detailed discussion of fundamental concepts such as stress and strain, this classic text offers a thorough introduction to the subject of rock mechanics, before expertly delving into a fundamental, self-contained discussion of specific topics. Unmatched in the breadth of its treatment, the new edition of this highly praised text is an invaluable resource for all geologists, geophysicists, and geotechnical engineers working in the field today.

E. Hoek, P. K. Kaiser, W. F. Bawden ... 228 pages- Publisher: CRC Press; (January, 2000) ... Language: English - ISBN-10: 9054101873 - ISBN-13: 978-9054101871

The safe and economical construction of tunnels, mines, and other subterranean works depends on the correct choice of support systems to ensure that the excavations are stable. These support systems should be matched to the characterstics of the rock mass and the excavation techniques adopted. Establishing the support requirements, designing support systems and installing these correctly are essential elements in safe underground construction. This is a comprehensive and practical work which also gives access to user-friendly computer programmes which enable the investigation and design of support techniques. Details on how to obtain this software are also included in the book.

Dingxiang Zou ... 699 pages - Publisher: Springer; (November, 2016) ... Language: English - ASIN: B01N0HI9DF by Amazon

This book summarizes the technical advances in recent decades and the various theories on rock excavation raised by scholars from different countries, including China and Russia. It not only focuses on rock blasting but also illustrates a number of non-blasting methods, such as mechanical excavation in detail. The book consists of 3 parts: Basic Knowledge, Surface Excavation and Underground Excavation. It presents a variety of technical methods and data from diverse sources in the book, making it a valuable theoretical and practical reference resource for engineers, researchers and postgraduates alike.

Steve Hencher ... 464 pages - Publisher: CRC Press; (February, 2012) ... Language: English - ISBN-10: 0415469090 - ISBN-13: 978-0415469098

The author presents a broad and fresh view on the importance of engineering geology to civil engineering projects. Practical Engineering Geology provides an introduction to the way that projects are managed, designed and constructed and the ways that the engineering geologist can contribute to cost-effective and safe project achievement. The need for a holistic view of geological materials, from soil to rock, and of geological history is emphasised. Chapters address key aspects of: Geology for engineering and ground modelling - Site investigation and testing of geological materials - Geotechnical parameters - Design of slopes, tunnels, foundations and other engineering structures - Identifying hazards - Avoiding unexpected ground conditions. The book is illustrated throughout with case examples and should prove useful to practising engineering geologists and geotechnical engineers and to MSc level students of engineering geology and other geotechnical subjects.

Steve Hencher ... 378 pages - Publisher: CRC Press; (September, 2015) ... Language: English - ISBN-10: 1482217260 - ISBN-13: 978-1482217261

An Ideal Source for Geologists and Others with Little Background in Engineering or Mechanics: Practical Rock Mechanics provides an introduction for graduate students as well as a reference guide for practicing engineering geologists and geotechnical engineers. The book considers fundamental geological processes that give rise to the nature of rock masses and control their mechanical behavior. Stresses in the earth’s crust are discussed and methods of measurement and prediction explained. Ways to investigate, describe, test, and characterize rocks in the laboratory and at project scale are reviewed. The application of rock mechanics principles to the design of engineering structures including tunnels, foundations, and slopes is addressed. The book is illustrated throughout with simple figures and photographs, and important concepts are illustrated by modern case examples. Mathematical equations are kept to the minimum necessary and are explained fully―the book leans towards practice rather than theory.

R. Alejano, Áurea Perucho, Claudio Olalla, Rafael Jiménez ... 372 pages - Publisher: CRC Press; (July, 2014) ... Language: English - ISBN-10: 113800149X - ISBN-13: 978-1138001497

Rock Engineering and Rock Mechanics: Structures in and on Rock Masses covers the most important topics and state-of-the-art in the area of rock mechanics, with an emphasis on structures in and on rock masses. The 255 contributions (including 6 keynote lectures) from the 2014 ISRM European Rock Mechanics Symposium (EUROCK 2014, Vigo, Spain, 27-29 May 2014) are subdivided under the following 10 headings: - Rock properties and testing methods - Rock mass characterization - Rock mechanics for infrastructures - Mining and quarrying rock mechanics - Design methods and analysis - Monitoring and back analysis - Excavation and support - Case histories and Preservation of natural stone - Petroleum engineering, hydro-fracking and CO2 storage - Applicability of EUROCODE-7 in rock engineering. Rock Engineering and Rock Mechanics: Structures in and on Rock Masses will be of interest to rock mechanics academics as well as to professionals who are involved in the various branches of rock engineering.

Duncan C. Wyllie ... 620 pages - Publisher: CRC Press; 5th edition (September, 2017) ... Language: English - ISBN-10: 1498786278 - ISBN-13: 978-1498786270 ...

Rock Slope Engineering covers the investigation, design, excavation and remediation of man-made rock cuts and natural slopes, primarily for civil engineering applications. It presents design information on structural geology, shear strength of rock and ground water, including weathered rock. Slope design methods are discussed for planar, wedge, circular and toppling failures, including seismic design and numerical analysis. Information is also provided on blasting, slope stabilization, movement monitoring and civil engineering applications. This fifth edition has been extensively up-dated, with new chapters on weathered rock, including shear strength in relation to weathering grades, and seismic design of rock slopes for pseudo-static stability and Newmark displacement. It now includes the use of remote sensing techniques such as LiDAR to monitor slope movement and collect structural geology data. The chapter on numerical analysis has been revised with emphasis on civil applications. The book is written for practitioners working in the fields of transportation, energy and industrial development, and undergraduate and graduate level courses in geological engineering.

Charles A. Kliche ... 272 pages - Publisher: Society for Mining Metallurgy&Exploration; (January, 1999) ... Language: English - ISBN-10: 0873351711 - ISBN-13: 978-0873351713 ...

Whether you're involved in surface mine design, surface mine production, construction, education, or regulation, this is an important book for your library. It describes the basic rock slope failure modes and methods of analysis--both kinematic and kinetic techniques. Chapters include geotechnical and geomechanical analysis techniques, hydrology, rock slope stabilization techniques, and geotechnical instrumentation. Content: Cover; Title; Copyright; Contents; List of Figures; List of Tables; Preface; Acknowledgments; CHAPTER 1: Basic Concepts; CHAPTER 2: Rock Mass Properties; CHAPTER 3: Groundwater; CHAPTER 4: The Rockfall Hazard Rating System; CHAPTER 5: Kinematic Slope Stability Analysis; CHAPTER 6: Kinetic Slope Stability Analysis of Planar Failure; CHAPTER 7: Kinetic Slope Stability Analysis of Toppling Failure; CHAPTER 8: Kinetic Slope Stability Analysis of Wedge Failure; CHAPTER 9: Rock Slope Stabilization Techniques; CHAPTER 10: Geotechnical Instrumentation and Monitoring; Glossary; Index. Abstract: Whether you're involved in surface mine design, surface mine production, construction, education, or regulation, this is an important book for your library. It describes the basic rock slope failure modes and methods of analysis--both kinematic and kinetic techniques. Chapters include geotechnical and geomechanical analysis techniques, hydrology, rock slope stabilization techniques, and geotechnical instrumentation and monitoring. Numerous examples, drawings, and photos enhance the text.

Richard E. Goodman ... 576 pages - Publisher: Wiley; 2nd edition (January, 1989) ... Language: English - ISBN-10: 0471812005 - ISBN-13: 978-0471812005 ...

Introduces a new approach to rock mechanics called ``block theory,'' which formalizes procedures for selecting proper shapes and orientations for excavations in hard jointed rock. Applies block theory to rock slopes and underground excavations, and covers the Q theory of rock classification, the empirical criterion of joint shear strength, rock bolting, properties of weak rocks, statistical frequency of jointing, an empirical criterion of rock strength, and design of underground supports. Contains many new problems with worked-out solutions.

Hugh Brooks ... 220 pages - Publisher: HBA Publications, Inc.; 8th edition ... Language: English - ISBN-10: 0976836408 - ISBN-13: 978-0976836407  ...

Updated and expanded throughout, this new edition covers nearly every type of retaining strucutre: canilevered, counterfort, restrained (basement walls), gravity, segmental, sheet pile, soldier pile, and others. Current building code requirements are covered including IBC '09, ACI 318-08, MSJC '08, ASCE 7-05, CBC '07, and AASHTO. Topics include: Types of retaining structures; soil properties and terminology; design of concrete and masonry walls, lateral earth pressure determinations; Rankine, Coulomb and EFP methods; surcharges; seismic design; stability; foundation design; pile and pier foundations; and swimming pool walls. Fourteen varied design examples. Comprehensive Appendix. 220 pages, 8-1/2x11 spiral bound.

Ömer Aydan ... 474 pages - Publisher: CRC Press; 1st edition (May, 2017) ... Language: English - ASIN: B072M1T4C1 by Amazon Digital Services ...

Rock dynamics has become one of the most important topics in the field of rock mechanics and rock engineering. The spectrum of rock dynamics is very wide and it includes the failure of rocks, rock masses and rock engineering structures such as rockbursting, spalling, popping, collapse, toppling, sliding, blasting, non-destructive testing, geophysical explorations, science and engineering of rocks and impacts. The book specifically covers fundamentals of rock dynamics, constitutive models, numerical analysis techniques, dynamic testing procedures, the multi-parameter responses and motions of rocks during fracturing or slippage in laboratory experiments, earthquakes and their strong motion characteristics and their effect on various rock structures such as foundations, underground structures, slopes, dynamic simulation of loading and excavation, blasting and its positive utilization in rock engineering, the phenomenon of rockburst in rock excavations, non-destructive testing of rockbolts and rock anchors and impacts by meteors or projectiles. The main goal of this book is to present a unified and complete treatise on Rock Dynamics and to represent a milestone in advancing the knowledge in this field and in leading to new techniques for experiments, analytical and numerical modelling as well as monitoring of dynamics of rocks and rock engineering structures.

Yingxin Zhou, Jian Zhao ... 500 pages - Publisher: CRC Press; (May, 2011) ... Language: English - ASIN: B00UVAPW8E by Amazon. 

The study of rock dynamics is important because many rock mechanics and rock engineering problems involve dynamic loading ranging from earthquakes to vibrations and explosions. The subject deals with the distribution and propagation of loads, dynamic responses, and processes of rocks and rate-dependent properties, coupled with the physical environment. Rock dynamics has a wide range of applications in civil, mining, geological and environmental engineering. However, due to the additional "4th" dimension of time, rock dynamics remains, in the discipline of rock mechanics, a relatively more challenging topic to understand and to apply, where documented research and knowledge are limited. Advances in Rock Dynamics and Applications provides a summary of the current knowledge of rock dynamics with 18 chapters contributed by individual authors from both academia and engineering fields. The topics of this book are wide-ranging and representative, covering fundamental theories of fracture dynamics and wave propagation, rock dynamic properties and testing methods, numerical modelling of rock dynamic failure, engineering applications in earthquakes, explosion loading and tunnel response, as well as dynamic rock support.

Nagaratnam Sivakugan, Sanjay Kumar Shukla, Braja M. Das ... 
254 pages- Publisher: CRC Pres; (December, 2012) ... Language: English- ISBN-10: 0415809231- ISBN-13: 978-0415809238.

Rock mechanics is a multidisciplinary subject combining geology, geophysics, and engineering and applying the principles of mechanics to study the engineering behavior of the rock mass. With wide application, a solid grasp of this topic is invaluable to anyone studying or working in civil, mining, petroleum, and geological engineering. Rock Mechanics: An Introduction presents the fundamental principles of rock mechanics in a clear, easy-to-comprehend manner for readers with little or no background in this field. The text includes a brief introduction to geology and covers stereographic projections, laboratory testing, strength and deformation of rock masses, slope stability, foundations, and more. The authors—academics who have written several books in geotechnical engineering—have used their extensive teaching experience to create this accessible textbook. They present complex material in a lucid and simple way with numerical examples to illustrate the concepts, providing an introductory book that can be used as a textbook in civil and geological engineering programs and as a general reference book for professional engineers.

Ömer Aydan ... 500 pages - Publisher: CRC Press; 1st edition (January, 2018) ... Language: English - ISBN-10: 1138095834 - ISBN-13: 978-1138095830 ...

The stability of underground and surface geotechnical structures during and after excavation is of great concern as any kind of instability may result in damage to the environment as well as time-consuming high cost repair work. The forms of instability, their mechanisms and the conditions associated with them must be understood so that correct stabilisation of the structure through rock reinforcement and/or rock support can be undertaken. Rock Reinforcement and Rock Support elucidates the reinforcement functions of rock bolts/rock anchors and support systems consisting of shotcrete, steel ribs and concrete liners and evaluates their reinforcement and supporting effects both qualitatively and quantitatively. It draws on the research activities and practices carried out by the author for more than three decades and has culminated in a most extensive up-to-date and a complete treatise on rock reinforcement and rock support.

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