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Rock Mechanics and Engineering

Volume I: Principles

Edited by: Xia-Ting Feng

Print publication date:  December  2016
Online publication date:  December  2016

Print ISBN: 9781138027596
eBook ISBN: 9781315364261
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Principles is the first volume of the five-volume set Rock Mechanics and Engineering and contains twenty-four chapters from key experts in the following fields:
- Discontinuities;
- Anisotropy;
- Rock Stress;
- Geophysics;
- Strength Criteria;
- Modeling Rock Deformation and Failure.

The five-volume set ?Comprehensive Rock Engineering?, which was published in 1993, has had an important influence on the development of rock mechanics and rock engineering. Significant and extensive advances and achievements in these fields over the last 20 years now justify the publishing of a comparable, new compilation. Rock Mechanics and Engineering represents a highly prestigious, multi-volume work edited by Professor Xia-Ting Feng, with the editorial advice of Professor John A. Hudson. This new compilation offers an extremely wideranging and comprehensive overview of the state-of-the-art in rock mechanics and rock engineering and is composed of peer-reviewed, dedicated contributions by all the key experts worldwide.

Key features of this set are that it provides a systematic, global summary of new developments in rock mechanics and rock engineering practices as well as looking ahead to future developments in the fields. Contributors are worldrenowned experts in the fields of rock mechanics and rock engineering, though younger, talented researchers have also been included. The individual volumes cover an extremely wide array of topics grouped under five overarching themes: Principles (Vol. 1), Laboratory and Field Testing (Vol. 2), Analysis, Modelling and Design (Vol. 3), Excavation, Support and Monitoring (Vol. 4) and Surface and Underground Projects (Vol. 5).

This multi-volume work sets a new standard for rock mechanics and engineering compendia and will be the go-to resource for all engineering professionals and academics involved in rock mechanics and engineering for years to come.

Table of contents

Chapter  1:  Characterization and modeling of the shear strength, stiffness and hydraulic behavior of rock joints for engineering purposes Download PDF
Chapter  2:  Statistical fracture toughness study for rocks Download PDF
Chapter  3:  Rock damage mechanics Download PDF
Chapter  4:  Experimental and numerical anisotropic rock mechanics Download PDF
Chapter  5:  Characterization of rock masses based on geostatistical joint mapping and rock boring operations Download PDF
Chapter  6:  Hydraulic fracturing stress measurements in deep holes Download PDF
Chapter  7:  Hydrofracturing Download PDF
Chapter  8:  Methodology for determination of the complete stress tensor and its variation versus depth based on overcoring rock stress data Download PDF
Chapter  9:  Measurement of induced stress and estimation of rock mass strength in the near-field around an opening Download PDF
Chapter  10:  Compressive strength–seismic velocity relationship for sedimentary rocks Download PDF
Chapter  11:  Elastic waves in fractured isotropic and anisotropic media Download PDF
Chapter  12:  On yielding, failure, and softening response of rock Download PDF
Chapter  13:  True triaxial testing of rocks and the effect of the intermediate principal stress on failure characteristics Download PDF
Chapter  14:  The MSDP multiaxial criterion for the strength of rocks and rock masses Download PDF
Chapter  15:  Unified Strength Theory (UST) Download PDF
Chapter  16:  Failure criteria for transversely isotropic rock Download PDF
Chapter  17:  Use of critical state concept in determination of triaxial and polyaxial strength of intact, jointed and anisotropic rocks Download PDF
Chapter  18:  Practical estimate of rock mass strength and deformation parameters for engineering design Download PDF
Chapter  19:  Constitutive modeling of geologic materials, interfaces and joints using the disturbed state concept Download PDF
Chapter  20:  Modeling brittle failure of rock Download PDF
Chapter  21:  Pre-peak brittle fracture damage Download PDF
Chapter  22:  Numerical rock fracture mechanics Download PDF
Chapter  23:  Linear elasticity with microstructure and size effects Download PDF
Chapter  24:  Rock creep mechanics Download PDF
prelims Download PDF
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