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- ISBN: 9780415666909 | 0415666902
- Cover: Paperback
- Copyright: 9/1/2011
Design Analysis in Rock Mechanics is a genuine textbook containing example problems and a selection of home assignment problems at the end of each chapter that reinforce design principles described in the body of the text. the book combines design of surface and underground rock excavations for civil and mining purposes and negates the need for two or more separate texts in any complete class on rock engineering. Dual metric and imperial units assist in appealing to an international customer base. the book builds on a foundation of mechanics of materials that almost all undergraduate engineers study and thus is a suitable textbook for a variety of engineering disciplines concerned with rock excavation, e.g., civil engineering, geological engineering, and mining engineering. a companion solution manual is available for engineers engaged in self-study as well as for classroom instructors in a university setting.In a straightforward manner and with plenty of illustrations, this textbook approaches important design issues in rock mechanics from a mechanics of materials foundation. It addresses rock slope stability in surface excavations, shaft and tunnel stability, and entries and pillars. The book also covers three-dimensional caverns with an emphasis of backfill and cable bolting and addresses the geometry and forces of chimney caving. Appendices contain supplementary information about rock, joint, and composite properties, rock mass classification schemes, and useful formulas. Designed as a course book, it contains numberous exercises and examples to familiarize the reader iwth pracital problems in rock mechanic through various design analysis techniques and their applications. The appendices provide supplementary information about rock, joint, and composite properties, rock mass classification schemes, useful formulas, and an extensive literature list. A solutions manual, containing all worked solutions is also available. Intended for rock mechanics courses to undergraduate and first year graduate students in mining and civil engineering; also suited as an introduction to rock mechanics for other engineers.