ENGINEERING ROCK MECHANICS PART 2: ILLUSTRATIVE WORKED EXAMPLESEdited By
- John Harrison
- John Hudson
Engineering Rock Mechanics Part II: Illustrative Worked Examples can be used as an independent book or alternatively it complements an earlier publication called Engineering Rock Mechanics: An Introduction to the Principles by the same authors.
It contains illustrative worked examples of engineering rock mechanics in action as the subject applies to civil, mining, petroleum and environmental engineering. The book covers the necessary understanding and the key techniques supporting the rock engineering design of structural foundations, dams, rock slopes, wellbores, tunnels, caverns, hydroelectric schemes and mines. There is a question and worked answer presentation with the question and answer sets collated into twenty chapters which match the subject matter of the first book. Chapters 1 - 13 are on rock mechanics principles and Chapters 14 - 20 are on applications in rock engineering.
The book contains tutorial exercises for students who take the integrated engineering rock mechanics course at Imperial College, University of London, plus many extra examples to ensure that the book is comprehensive and is suitable for all reader purposes and backgrounds, whether academic or practical. Not only will the question and answer sets enhance understanding of the rock mechanics principles, but they will also provide the reader with fluency in dealing with the concepts explained in the first book. In this way, confidence in tackling practical problems will be developed, together with an improved creative ability for approaching all rock mechanics problems.
Thus, the book serves as an illustrated guide and explanation of the key rock mechanics principles and techniques for students, teachers, researchers, clients, consulting engineers and contractors.
A number of the exercises presented throughout this book are most quickly and easily solved using hemispherical projection techniques, for which a hemispherical projection net is required. The diagram below is an equal-angle hemispherical projection net that can be used to work through these exercises. This projection net may be copied as required, although care must be taken to ensure that any copy is perfectly circular - non-circular nets cannot be used.For those readers unfamiliar with hemispherical projection techniques as used in rock mechanics, an introduction to their use may be found in Appendix B of Engineering Rock Mechanics 1 at: http://www.elsevier.nl/locate/isbn/0080438644.
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The first part of this book,
Geologists, civil and geotechnical engineers
Hardbound, 524 Pages
Chapter Headings and Selected ContentsPreface.Units and Symbols.Part A: Illustrative Worked Examples - Questions and Answers.Introduction. Geological setting. Stress. In situ rock stress. Strain and the theory of elasticity. Intact rock: deformability, strength and failure. Fractures and hemispherical projection. Rock masses: deformability, strength, failure. Permeability. Anisotropy and inhomogeneity. Testing techniques. Rock mass classification. Rock dynamics and time dependency. Rock mechanics interactions and rock engineering systems. Excavation principles. Rock reinforcement and rock support. Foundations and slopes - instability mechanisms. Design of surface excavations. Underground excavation instability mechanisms. Design of underground excavations.Part B: Questions OnlyThe questions in Part A are repeated here without the answers for those who wish to attempt the questions without the answers being visibleQuestions 1.1-1.5: Introduction. Questions 2.1-2.10: Geological setting. Questions 3.1-3.10: Stress. Questions 4.1-4.10: In situ rock stress. Questions 5.1-5.10: Strain and the theory of elasticity. Questions 6.1-6.10: Intact rock. Questions 7.1-7.10: Fractures and hemispherical projection. Questions 8.1-8.10: Rock masses. Questions 9.1-9.10: Permeability. Questions 10.1-10.10: Anisotropy and inhomogeneity. Questions 11.1-11.10: Testing techniques. Questions 12.1-12.10: Rock mass classification. Questions 13.1-13.10: Rock dynamics and time dependency. Questions 14.1-14.10: Rock mechanics interactions and rock engineering systems. Questions 15.1-15.10: Excavation principles. Questions 16.1-16.10: Rock reinforcement and rock support. Questions 17.1-17.10: Foundations and slopes - instability mechanisms. Questions 18.1-18.10: Design of surface excavations. Questions 19.1-19.10: Underground excavation instability mechanism. Questions 20.1-20.10: Design of underground excavations.Appendix 1. 3-D stress cube model. Appendix 2. Hemispherical projection sheet.
To view the projection as a pdf, please click here. Appendix 3. Rock mass classification tables: RMR and Q. References. Index.