Engineering Rock Mechanics: An introduction to the principles

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Book Description:
Engineering rock mechanics: An introduction to the principles
book is used to design structures built in rock. These structures
encompass building foundations, dams, slopes, shafts, tunnels,
caverns, hydroelectric schemes, mines, radioactive waste 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. This eBook clearly
and systematically explains the key principles behind rock
Engineering Rock Mechanics: An introduction to the principles by
John A. Hudson, John P. Harrison 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. These book is useful as source of
information for the benefit of engineers involved in rock
mechanics and rock engineering.

Table of Contents:
1. Introduction
2. Geological setting
3. Stress
4. In situ stress
5. Strain
6. Intact rock
7. Discontinuities
8. Rock masses
9. Permeability
10. Anisotropy and inhomogeneity
11. Testing techniques
12. Rock mass classification
13. Rock dynamics and time-dependent aspects
14. Rock mechanics interactions and rock engineering
15. Excavation principles
16. Stabilization principles
17. Surface excavation instability mechanisms
18. Design and analysis of surface excavations
19. Underground excavation instability mechanisms
20. Design and analysis of underground excavations
A note on time-dependency and weathering
Appendix A: Stress and strain analysis
Appendix B: Hemispherical projection
Points to remember

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