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Jian Zhao, Jianchun Li ... 632 pages - Publisher: CRC Press; (June, 2013) ...
Language: English - ISBN-10: 1138000566 - ISBN-13: 978-1138000568 ...

Rock dynamics studies the response of rock materials and rock masses under dynamic loading conditions. In the last a couple of decades, the development of experimental and computational techniques has been able to capture the progress of fracturing in microsecond steps, allowing the exploration on how the fracture is initiated, propagated and branched, leading to the development of new scientific theories. A summary of these developments on rock dynamic testing, modeling and theory will help the scientific and engineering community to consolidate the understanding of rock dynamics and to apply the knowledge to practice.

Rock Dynamics and Applications – State of the Art reviews the state-of-the-art of rock dynamics scientific research and engineering applications. The 77 technical papers, including 13 keynotes cover dynamics theory and numerical modelling, laboratory testing and field observation, engineering design and case study, focus on the dynamic aspects of rock mechanics and rock engineering. The book will be useful to academics and engineers interested in rock dynamics and its applications in rock mechanics and rock engineering.

Suping Peng, Jincai Zhang ... 319 pages - Publisher: Springer; (September, 2007) ...
Language: English - ISBN-10: 3540732942 - ISBN-13: 978-3540732945 ...

Professionals and students in any geology-related field will find this an essential reference. It clearly and systematically explains underground engineering geology principles, methods, theories and case studies. The authors lay out engineering problems in underground rock engineering and how to study and solve them. The book specially emphasizes mechanical and hydraulic couplings in rock engineering for wellbore stability, mining near aquifers and other underground structures where inflow is a problem.

Carlo G. Lai, Krzysztof Wilmanski ... 386 pages - Publisher: Springer; (September, 2005) ...
Language: English - ISBN-10: 3211277404 - ISBN-13: 978-3211277409 ...

Theories of surface waves develop since the end of XIX century and many fundamental problems like existence, phase and group velocities, attenuation (quality factor), mode conversion, etc. have been, in part successfully, solved within the framework of such simple models as ideal fluids or linear elasticity. However, a sufficiently complete presentation of this subject, particularly for solids, is still missing in the literature. The sole exception is the book of I. A. Viktorov which contains an extensive discussion of fundamental properties of surface waves in homogeneous and stratified linear elastic solids with particular emphasis on contributions of Russian scientists. Unfortunately, the book has never been translated to English and its Russian version is also hardly available. Practical applications of surface waves develop intensively since a much shorter period of time than theories even though the motivation of discoverers of surface waves such as Lord Rayleigh stems from their appearance in geophysics and seismology. Nowadays the growing interest in practical applications of surface waves stem from the following two main factors: surface waves are ideal for developing relatively cheap and convenient methods of nondestructive testing of various systems spanning from nanomaterials. [by H.V. Thang]

Bernhard Maidl, Leonhard Schmid, Martin Herrenknecht, Willy Ritz ... 358 pages - Publisher: Ernst & Sohn; (May, 2008) ... Language: English - ISBN-10: 3433016763 - ISBN-13: 978-3433016763

This book covers the fundamentals of tunneling machine technology: drilling, tunneling, waste removal and securing. It treats methods of rock classification for the machinery concerned as well as legal issues, using numerous example projects to reflect the state of technology, as well as problematic cases and solutions. The work is structured such that readers are led from the basics via the main functional elements of tunneling machinery to the different types of machine, together with their areas of application and equipment. The result is an overview of current developments. Close cooperation among the authors involved has created a book of equal interest to experienced tunnelers and newcomers.

Louis Ge, Boming Tang, We Hong Wei, Renpeng Chen ... 110 pages - Publisher: American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE); (July, 2009) ... Language: English - ISBN-10: 0784410461 - ISBN-13: 978-0784410462 ...

The papers in this Geotechnical Special Publication were presented at the GeoHunan International Conference: Challenges and Recent Advances in Pavement Technologies and Transportation Geotechnics, which took place in Changsha, Hunan, China from August 3 to 6, 2009. These peer-reviewed papers are from the session of Soils and Rock Instrumentation, Behavior and Modeling. Hunan, one of the largest commercial provinces in China, is rapidly developing into a modern epicenter of international finance and trade. Recent construction in many parts of China has provided geotechnical engineers with great opportunities for creating cutting-edge solutions to problems involving foundations, ground improvement, slopes, excavations, and tunnels. This proceedings will be valuable to engineers and professionals involved in many aspects of geotechnical engineering.

S. Wang, P. Hagan, C. Cao ... 422 pages - Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann; (August, 2016) ...
Language: English - ISBN-10: N/A - ISBN-13: 9780128105535 ... 

Advances in Rock-Support and Geotechnical Engineering brings together the latest research results regarding the theory of rock mechanics, its analytical methods and innovative technologies, and its applications in practical engineering. This book is divided into six sections, rock tests, rock bolting, grouted anchor, tunneling engineering, slope engineering, and mining engineering. Coverage includes fracture hinged arching process and instability characteristics of rock plates, failure modes of rock bolting, scale effects, and loading transfer mechanism of the grouted anchor. Also covered are recent innovations and applications in tunneling engineering, slope engineering, and mining engineering. This book provides innovative, practical, and rich content that can be used as a valuable reference for researchers undertaking tunneling engineering, slope engineering, mining engineering, and rock mechanics, and for onsite technical personnel and teachers and students studying the topics in related universities.

Key Features: Enriches new theories on failure modes of rock plates, rock bolting mechanisms, and anchor loading transfer * Develops new methods of evaluating the stability of slope engineering and the roof stability of the mined-out areas * Includes fracture hinged arching process and instability characteristics of rock plates, failure modes of rock bolting, scale effects, and loading transfer mechanism of the grouted anchor. Readership: Researchers engaging in tunneling engineering, slope engineering, mining engineering and rock mechanics; teachers and graduate students in the related subjects; on-site technical persons wishing to create a foundation for understanding these topics, refresh their knowledge, or expand their expertise in this area.

Post-Tensioning Inst. (PTI) ... 120 pages - Publisher: Post-Tensioning Institute; 4th edition (2004) ...
Language: English - ASIN: 1931085293 by Amazon Digital Services ...

This manual represents the current state of practice in the application of permanent and temporary prestressed rock and soil anchors using high-strength prestressing steel. The recommendations provide practical guidance for the design, installation, and testing of grouted prestressed rock and soil anchors. These recommendations supersede the 1996 edition and include major revisions in the requirements for: -Corrosion protection; -Grouts and grouting activities; and -The use of epoxy-coated strand. Additionally, numerous changes were made to further enhance the understanding of anchor technology. This document is prepared by the PTI Committee for Prestressed Rock and Soil Anchors with input and review by the International Association of Foundation Drilling Anchored Earth Retention Committee.

Sheng-Qi Yang ... 246 pages - Publisher: Springer; (June, 2015) ... Language: English - ASIN: B00YXFWRKE by Amazon Digital Services ...

This book has following unique features that distinguish it from other works from the same area: 1) Investigates the influence of fissure geometry on strength failure and crack evolution behaviour of real rock material; 2) Analyzes the effect of pre-experiment high-temperature treatment on fracture mechanical behaviour of rock material with a single fissure or two parallel fissures; 3) Compares quantitatively simulated results using discrete element modelling and experimental results of fracture mechanical behaviour of rock material with two fissures; 4) Constructs the relationship between crack evolution processes and acoustic emission distribution of pre-fissured rock material under entire deformation; and 5) Discusses the crack evolution mechanism of pre-fissured rock material with respect to different confining pressures. This book can become the reference for technicians in the field of geotechnical engineering, mining engineering and geology engineering. At the same time, this book can be regarded as a good reference for scientific researchers carrying out fissured rock mechanics and correlated specialties.

John A. Hudson, Xia-Ting Feng ...
594 pages - Publisher: CRC Press; (May, 2015) ... Language: English - ASIN: B00XKX1C3I by Amazon Digital Services ...

This book provides a new, necessary and valuable approach to the consideration of risk in underground engineering projects constructed within rock masses. There are Chapters on uncertainty and risk, rock engineering systems, rock fractures and rock stress, the design of a repository for radioactive waste, plus two major case examples relating to the headrace tunnels and caverns for a hydroelectric project. These Chapters highlight in detail the authors’ new rock engineering risk approach, especially how monitoring during construction can significantly reduce the construction risks. The book is particularly timely given the current increasing emphasis on geo-engineering safety, accountability and sustainability—which requires stricter attention to risk and greater reliability than ever before.

Written by two eminent authors, the two most recent past-Presidents of the International Society for Rock Mechanics (ISRM), this modern and well-illustrated guide on Rock Engineering Risk complements the authors’ previous 2011 book on Rock Engineering Design, also published by Taylor & Francis. The book will benefit engineers, contractors, clients, researchers, lecturers and advanced students who are concerned with rock engineering projects in civil, mining, geological and construction engineering worldwide.

Tatiana Rotonda, Manuela Cecconi, Francesco Silvestri, Paolo Tommasi ... 
212 pages - Publisher: CRC Press; (September 3, 2015) ...
Language: English - ASIN: B0169UYGTA ...

Volcanic rocks and soils show a peculiar mechanical behaviour at both laboratory and in-situ scale due to their typical structural characters. Volcanic rocks and soils contains keynote lectures and papers from the International Workshop held in Ischia (Italy), 24-25 September 2015.

The book deals with recent developments and advancements, as well as case histories, in the geotechnical characterization and engineering applications related to volcanic formations. It covers a variety of themes, including: Geotechnical characterization under both static and cyclic/dynamic loading conditions, with special regard to structural properties at different scales (microstructural features; field and laboratory characterization; construction materials); Geotechnical aspects of natural hazards (slope stability; seismic risk); Geotechnical problems of engineering structures (foundations; embankments; excavations and tunnels).

Volcanic Rocks and Soils is of interest to scientists and practitioners in the fields of rock and soil mechanics, geotechnical engineering, engineering geology and geology.

Duncan C. Wyllie ...
270 pages - Publisher: CRC Press; 1st edition (September, 2014) ... Language: English - ISBN-10: 1482219972 - ISBN-13: 978-1482219975 ...

Rock falls can be a public safety issue. This book provides comprehensive information on identification of these hazards, and design and construction of protection methods. Rock Fall Engineering describes first, the theoretical background to rock fall behavior in terms of the impact and trajectory phases of rock falls, and second, how this information is applied to modeling of rock falls and the design of ditches, fences and sheds. The theory of rock fall behavior is verified by comparing the calculations with five carefully documented case studies. The book covers four main topics as follows: Describes causes of rock falls, including geology, climate and topography, and provides detailed documentation on rock fall impacts and trajectories at five sites with a wide variety of topographic and geologic features - Discusses theory of impact mechanics, and its application to velocity and energy changes during impacts and trajectories - Reviews methods of modeling rock fall events, and presents analyses for the five case studies - Examines rock fall protection in terms of selecting appropriate method(s) for site conditions, and design principles in which the objective is to absorb impact energy in an efficient manner. This book, which contains many worked examples, is of interest to practitioners and researchers working in the fields of geological engineering and natural hazards.

Arild Palmstrom, Hakan Stille ... 444 pages - Publisher: ICE Publishing; 2nd edition (January, 2015) ...
Language: English - ISBN-10: 0727759957 - ISBN-13: 978-0727759955 ...

The first book to focus on risk and uncertainty in ground conditions, Rock Engineering explains the geological principles and concepts required for successful geotechnical design and engineering of underground excavations. The book sets out the principles and techniques required in geology and rock engineering, including details on the evaluation of uncertainties in the geological and ground conditions, to support good practice in the design and engineering of underground projects. New to this edition: Updated throughout in line with new research results and new examples New aspects on swelling rock (rock geology) and a more detailed description of testing swelling rock New section on engineering geological field registrations with forecast on conditions in tunnel New sections on production capacity for drill and blast and for TBM".

This fully updated edition has added focus on rock engineering applications in design, planning and excavation. Special chapters have been added dealing with the practical use of the Euro Code in rock design, the design principles of some special underground projects and three case histories. The ambition is to better cover the complex engineering geological process in rock construction from ground investigation to execution. Rock Engineering, Second Edition: ¢¢outlines strategies for investigating different ground conditions ¢¢discusses new technology and methodology for detecting and analysing risks, and ensuring safety, accountability and sustainability is maintained ¢¢applies geological principles in rock engineering to detailed case study examples ¢¢explains the key principles of design of surface and underground structures ¢¢evaluates uncertainties in geological ground conditions Rock Engineering is a valuable reference tool for geotechnical engineers, geologists, consultants, contractors, and advanced students on rock engineering and engineering geology courses.

W. A. Wallace, J. A. Gannon, Gordon G. T. Masterton, David Muir Wood ... This book summarises current knowledge and practice. It provides a definition of weak rock, and considers the nature of the material and the best ways of investigating, characterising and classifying weak rock for the purpose of pile design. Four published design methods are examined, and five case studies illustrate the main points of the report.

Info-Details: 140 pages - Publisher: Construction Industry Research & Information Association (CIRIA); (December, 1999) ... Language: English - ISBN-10: 0860174948 - ISBN-13: 978-0860174943 ...

Lanru Jing, Ove Stephansson ... 562 pages - Publisher: Elsevier Science; 1st edition (July, 2007) ...
Language: English - ASIN: B00O4WDRFK by Amazon Digital Services ...

This book presents some fundamental concepts behind the basic theories and tools of discrete element methods (DEM), its historical development, and its wide scope of applications in geology, geophysics and rock engineering. Unlike almost all books available on the general subject of DEM, this book includes coverage of both explicit and implicit DEM approaches, namely the Distinct Element Methods and Discontinuous Deformation Analysis (DDA) for both rigid and deformable blocks and particle systems, and also the Discrete Fracture Network (DFN) approach for fluid flow and solute transport simulations. The latter is actually also a discrete approach of importance for rock mechanics and rock engineering. In addition, brief introductions to some alternative approaches are also provided, such as percolation theory and Cosserat micromechanics equivalence to particle systems, which often appear hand-in-hand with the DEM in the literature. Fundamentals of the particle mechanics approach using DEM for granular media is also presented. Presents the fundamental concepts of the discrete models for fractured rocks, including constitutive models of rock fractures and rock masses for stress, deformation and fluid flow + Provides a comprehensive presentation on discrete element methods, including distinct elements, discontinuous deformation analysis, discrete fracture networks, particle mechanics and Cosserat representation of granular media + Features constitutive models of rock fractures and fracture system characterization methods detaiing their significant impacts on the performance and uncertainty of the DEM models.

John P. Rafferty ... 276 pages - Publisher: Rosen Education Service; (August 15, 2011)
Language: English - ISBN-10: 1615304924 - ISBN-13: 978-1615304929

Discusses rocks and the study of rock, including the different types, how they are formed, where they can be found on Earth, and how they are studied to learn more about the geological history of the Earth.

338 pages - Publisher: Rosen Education Service; (August 15, 2011)
Language: English - ISBN-10: 1615304894 - ISBN-13: 978-1615304899

If rock can be thought of as the foundation upon which all life on Earth stands, minerals are the foundation upon which rocks are built. Essentially, minerals are the most simple chemical compounds that make up rocks. This book is designed to take the reader on a tour of the various mineral groups, the unique characteristics that set one mineral apart from another, the features different groups of minerals share, and the roles minerals play in the rocks themselves.

273 pages - Publisher: Rosen Education Service; (August 15, 2011)
Language: English - ISBN-10: 161530486X - ISBN-13: 978-1615304868

Introduces landforms, discussing the basic concepts of landforms theory and covering such landforms as mountains, plateaus, valleys, coastal structures, glaciers, and meteorite craters.

Mitiyasu Ohnaka ... 279 pages -Publisher: Cambridge University Press; 1st edition (May 27, 2013)
Language: English - ISBN-10: 1107030064 - ISBN-13: 978-1107030060

Despite significant advances in the understanding of earthquake generation processes and derivation of underlying physical laws, controversy remains regarding the constitutive law for earthquake ruptures and how it should be formulated. Laboratory experiments are necessary to obtain high-resolution measurements that allow the physical nature of shear rupture processes to be deduced, and to resolve the controversy. This important book provides a deeper understanding of earthquake processes from nucleation to their dynamic propagation. Its key focus is a deductive approach based on laboratory-derived physical laws and formulae, such as a unifying constitutive law, a constitutive scaling law, and a physical model of shear rupture nucleation. Topics covered include: the fundamentals of rock failure physics, earthquake generation processes, physical scale dependence, and large-earthquake generation cycles. Designed for researchers and professionals in earthquake seismology, rock failure physics, geology and earthquake engineering, it is also a valuable reference for graduate students.

Pietro Lunardi ... 576 pages - Publisher: Springer; 2008 edition (April, 2008) ...
Language: English - ISBN-10: 3540738746 - ISBN-13: 978-3540738749 ...

This work illustrates how the Analysis of Controlled Deformation in Rocks and Soils (ADECO-RS) is used in the design and the construction of tunnels. This is a very new and effective way of tunnel construction. The ADECO-RS approach makes a clear distinction between the design and the construction stages and allows reliable forecasts of construction times and costs to be made. It uses the advance core (the core of ground ahead of the face) as a structural tool for the long and short term stabilisation of tunnels, after its rigidity has first been regulated using conservation techniques.

Kiyoo Mogi ... 378 pages - Publisher: CRC Press; (November, 2006) ... Language: English - ISBN-10: 0415394430 - ISBN-13: 978-0415394437 ...

Fracture and flow of rocks under stress and their geophysical and seismological implications raise fundamental questions in rock mechanics, particularly in the areas of tectonophysics and seismology. This text exclusively addresses the deformation and fracture of rock specimens under general triaxial compression, in which all three principal stresses are different; which significantly affects the ultimate strength of rocks. It moreover deals with deformation and failure following intermediate principal stress in graphic and numerical form. The effect of the intrinsic features of rock masses of inhomogeneous or anisotropic structure are taken into account, as are acoustic emission phenomena in rocks under various stress states. Friction in rocks, measured by a newly-designed shear-testing machine, is discussed in relation to earthquake phenomena.

John A. Hudson, John P. Harrison ...
456 pages - Publisher: Elsevier Science; 1st edition (June, 2000) ...
Language: English - ISBN-10: 0080438644 - ISBN-13: 978-0080438641 ...

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 repositories 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.

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