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Introduction to Rock Mechanics

 
 
 
 
Introduction to Rock Mechanics
Author: Richard E. Goodman
ISBN 13: 9780471812005
ISBN 10: 471812005
Edition: 2
Publisher: Wiley
Publication Date: 1989-01-17
Format: Paperback
Pages: 576
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Introduces a new approach to rock mechanics called &'grave;block theory,'' which formalizes procedures for selecting proper shapes and orientations for excavations in hard jointed rock. Applies block theory to rock slopes and underground excavations, and covers the Q theory of rock classification, the empirical criterion of joint shear strength, rock bolting, properties of weak rocks, statistical frequency of jointing, an empirical criterion of rock strength, and design of underground supports. Contains many new problems with worked-out solutions.

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Textbook for seniors or grad students. Introduces a new approach to rock mechanics called "block theory," which formalizes procedures for selecting proper shapes and orientations for excavations in hard jointed rock. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)