The book covers the basic rock mechanics principles; how to study the interactions between these principles and a discussion on the fundamentals of excavation and support and the application of these in the design of surface and underground structures. Engineering Rock Mechanics is recommended as an across-the-board source of information for the benefit of anyone involved in rock mechanics and rock engineering.
In situ Stress
Anisotropy and Inhomogeneity
Rock Mass Classification
Rock Dynamics and Time Dependent Aspects
Rock Mechanics Interactions and Rock Engineering Systems (RES)
Surface Excavation Instability Mechanisms
Design and Snalysis of Surface Excavations Underground Excavation Instability Mechanisms Design and Analysis of Underground Excavations References