By John A Hudson, John P Harrison
Engineering rock mechanics is the self-discipline used to layout buildings in-built rock. those constructions surround construction foundations, dams, slopes, shafts, tunnels, caverns, hydroelectric schemes, mines, radioactive waste repositories and geothermal power tasks: in brief, any constitution outfitted on or in a rock mass. regardless of the diversity of initiatives that use rock engineering, the rules stay an analogous. Engineering Rock Mechanics essentially and systematically explains the most important rules at the back of rock engineering.
The ebook covers the elemental rock mechanics rules; tips to learn the interactions among those ideas and a dialogue at the basics of excavation and aid and the appliance of those within the layout of floor and underground buildings. Engineering Rock Mechanics is usually recommended as an across-the-board resource of knowledge for the good thing about a person inquisitive about rock mechanics and rock engineering
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7 Collated >vorldvs^ide in situ stress d a t a Because of the need to know the in situ stress state for engineering purposes, there have been many measurements made of the in situ stress state over the last two or three decades. In some cases, the programmes have been rather cursory and not all components of the stress tensor have been determined; in other cases, the programmes have specifically attempted to estimate all six independent components of the stress tensor. 15. In Fig. e. 027z V • 1500 p \.
One estimated, sav (f^. CSIRO overcoring gauge Svmm All six components determined from six (or more) measurements of strain at one time. 3 The four ISRM suggested methods for rock stress determination and their ability to determine the components of the stress tensor with one apphcation of the particular method. 44 In situ stress such flatjack measurements have to be conducted at six different orientations. Note that, in general, the reference axes will not be aligned with the flatjack orientation and separate transformations will have to be used for each flatjack measurement, because it is the normal stress perpendicular to the plane of the flatjack that is being determined, rather than a specific component of the stress tensor.
This spread will occur through natural inhomogeneity of the material but, more importantly in this context, the values will depend on how the pre-existing discontinuities have affected the measured values. The REV is the volume, for any given body, at which the size of the sample tested contains a sufficient number of the inhomogeneities for the 'average' value to be reasonably consistent with repeated testing. This concept is illustrated in Fig. 12 where the variability versus volume is generically illustrated.
Engineering Rock Mechanics. An Introduction to the Principles by John A Hudson, John P Harrison