Chapter Headings and Selected Contents
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 Only
The questions in Part A are repeated here without the answers for those who wish to attempt the questions without the answers being visible
Questions 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 mechan