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Rock Mechanics and Engineering

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  • Date Published: March 2009
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521103381

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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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    • Date Published: March 2009
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521103381
    • length: 536 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 30 mm
    • weight: 0.78kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    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.

  • Author

    C. Jaeger

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