ENGINEERING ROCK MECHANICS - AN INTRODUCTION TO THE PRINCIPLES
- John Harrison
- John Hudson
Geologists, civil and geotechnical engineers
Paperback, 456 Pages
Published: June 2000
It is apposite that this book starts with a question and ends with an instruction, for although it is, above all, an educational experience, it also provides an original and open-minded view of the subject...Their overall aim is to develop a better understanding of the principles of and the links between the diverse processes underlying rock engineering. The preface tells us that the book is based on the integrated engineering rock mechanics course at Imperial College, with the first 13 chapters covering rock mechanics, chapter 14, the concept of rock engineering systems developed by John Hudson and the final six chapters, the design of engineering structures in rock.... There are two appendices, on stress and strain analysis and on stereographic projections.... The philosophy of this book...will make it a valuable adjunct, not just to students, but to anyone working in rock. It is a reasonable test of a good teacher or a good text that they explain complex concepts simply. The book passes that test cum laude.
I.W. Farmer, Engineering Geology, 1998