Rock Slope Engineering

Rock Slope Engineering
  • Author : Duncan C. Wyllie
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Pages : 620
  • Relase : 2017
  • ISBN : 1498786278

Rock Slope Engineering Book Review:

Rock Slope Engineering covers the investigation, design, excavation and remediation of man-made rock cuts and natural slopes, primarily for civil engineering applications. It presents design information on structural geology, shear strength of rock and ground water, including weathered rock. Slope design methods are discussed for planar, wedge, circular and toppling failures, including seismic design and numerical analysis. Information is also provided on blasting, slope stabilization, movement monitoring and civil engineering applications. This fifth edition has been extensively up-dated, with new chapters on weathered rock, including shear strength in relation to weathering grades, and seismic design of rock slopes for pseudo-static stability and Newmark displacement. It now includes the use of remote sensing techniques such as LiDAR to monitor slope movement and collect structural geology data. The chapter on numerical analysis has been revised with emphasis on civil applications. The book is written for practitioners working in the fields of transportation, energy and industrial development, and undergraduate and graduate level courses in geological engineering.

Rock Slope Engineering

Rock Slope Engineering
  • Author : Duncan C. Wyllie
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Pages : 1010
  • Relase : 2017-09-18
  • ISBN : 9781498786287

Rock Slope Engineering Book Review:

Rock Slope Engineering covers the investigation, design, excavation and remediation of man-made rock cuts and natural slopes, primarily for civil engineering applications. It presents design information on structural geology, shear strength of rock and ground water, including weathered rock. Slope design methods are discussed for planar, wedge, circular and toppling failures, including seismic design and numerical analysis. Information is also provided on blasting, slope stabilization, movement monitoring and civil engineering applications. This fifth edition has been extensively up-dated, with new chapters on weathered rock, including shear strength in relation to weathering grades, and seismic design of rock slopes for pseudo-static stability and Newmark displacement. It now includes the use of remote sensing techniques such as LiDAR to monitor slope movement and collect structural geology data. The chapter on numerical analysis has been revised with emphasis on civil applications. The book is written for practitioners working in the fields of transportation, energy and industrial development, and undergraduate and graduate level courses in geological engineering.

Rock Slope Engineering

Rock Slope Engineering
  • Author : Duncan C. Wyllie
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Pages : 568
  • Relase : 2017-09-18
  • ISBN : 9781351652773

Rock Slope Engineering Book Review:

Rock Slope Engineering covers the investigation, design, excavation and remediation of man-made rock cuts and natural slopes, primarily for civil engineering applications. It presents design information on structural geology, shear strength of rock and ground water, including weathered rock. Slope design methods are discussed for planar, wedge, circular and toppling failures, including seismic design and numerical analysis. Information is also provided on blasting, slope stabilization, movement monitoring and civil engineering applications. This fifth edition has been extensively up-dated, with new chapters on weathered rock, including shear strength in relation to weathering grades, and seismic design of rock slopes for pseudo-static stability and Newmark displacement. It now includes the use of remote sensing techniques such as LiDAR to monitor slope movement and collect structural geology data. The chapter on numerical analysis has been revised with emphasis on civil applications. The book is written for practitioners working in the fields of transportation, energy and industrial development, and undergraduate and graduate level courses in geological engineering.

Rock Fall Engineering

Rock Fall Engineering
  • Author : Duncan C. Wyllie
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Pages : 270
  • Relase : 2014-09-24
  • ISBN : 9781482219982

Rock Fall Engineering Book Review:

Rock falls can be a public safety issue. This book provides comprehensive information on identification of these hazards, and design and construction of protection methods. Rock Fall Engineering describes first, the theoretical background to rock fall behavior in terms of the impact and trajectory phases of rock falls, and second, how this information is applied to modeling of rock falls and the design of ditches, fences and sheds. The theory of rock fall behavior is verified by comparing the calculations with five carefully documented case studies. The book covers four main topics as follows: Describes causes of rock falls, including geology, climate and topography, and provides detailed documentation on rock fall impacts and trajectories at five sites with a wide variety of topographic and geologic features Discusses theory of impact mechanics, and its application to velocity and energy changes during impacts and trajectories Reviews methods of modeling rock fall events, and presents analyses for the five case studies Examines rock fall protection in terms of selecting appropriate method(s) for site conditions, and design principles in which the objective is to absorb impact energy in an efficient manner This book, which contains many worked examples, is of interest to practitioners and researchers working in the fields of geological engineering and natural hazards. Duncan C. Wyllie is a principal with Wyllie & Norrish Rock Engineers in Vancouver, Canada, and a registered professional engineer in British Columbia. He has worked on rock fall hazard projects involving the design and construction protection measures since the 1970s. He is the author of Foundations on Rock, Second Edition, and Rock Slope Engineering, Fourth Edition, both published by CRC Press.

Rock Slope Engineering

Rock Slope Engineering
  • Author : Evert Hoek,Jonathan D. Bray
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Pages : 366
  • Relase : 1981-06-30
  • ISBN : 9780419160106

Rock Slope Engineering Book Review:

This classic handbook deals with the geotechnical problems of rock slope design. It has been written for the non-specialist mining or civil engineer, with worked examples, design charts, coverage of more detailed analytical methods, and of the collection and interpretation of geological and groundwater information and tests for the mechanical properties of rock.

Spon's Civil Engineering and Highway Works Price Book 2018

Spon's Civil Engineering and Highway Works Price Book 2018
  • Author : AECOM
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Pages : 827
  • Relase : 2017-09-28
  • ISBN : 9781351607803

Spon's Civil Engineering and Highway Works Price Book 2018 Book Review:

SPON'S CIVIL ENGINEERING AND HIGHWAY WORKS PRICE BOOK 2018 from AECOM gives costs for both general and civil engineering works and highway works. It provides a full breakdown of labour, plant and material elements, with labour rates updated. cost guidance is given at a number of levels, varying from the more general functional costs to detailed unit costs, and in conformity with CESMM4 and the Highways Method of Measurement. This 32nd edition incorporates a general update of prices in consultation with leading manufacturers, suppliers and specialist contractors -- especially in line with changes in the labour force and devaluation of the pound: Adjustments to the scope, range and detail of information help the user adjust unit costs with reference to allocated resources and outputs Resource costing in Part 4 is supplemented by the further advice on output factors in Part 10. Rail rates have been heavily revised, as the rail sector is currently overstretched. Man hours methodology has been generally used instead of gang rates, clarifying labour costs and output Use the access code inside the front cover of the book to get set up with a VitalSource® ebook of this 2018 edition. This versatile and powerful online data viewing package is available for use until the end of December 2018. In a time when it is essential to gain 'competitive advantage' in a sometimes turbulent market, this price book provides instant-access cost information and forms a one-stop reference. ... along with the standard features you have come to expect from SPON'S CIVIL ENGINEERING AND HIGHWAY WORKS PRICE BOOK: for budgeting: estimating principles, on-cost advice, method-related charges for resource costings: labour costs, plant costs, material prices for rapid cost information: approximate estimates, dayworks, cost indices for plant and labour allowances: production rates, outputs, man hour constants for detailed pricing: unit costs with full breakdown, or specialist prices, with advice on item coverage, waste allowances and comparative costs for incidental advice: tables and formulae, technical information, professional advice updates, free of charge, two or three times a year – see inside for registration details. Updates are available online at www.pricebooks.co.uk

Advances in Rock-Support and Geotechnical Engineering

Advances in Rock-Support and Geotechnical Engineering
  • Author : Shuren Wang,Paul C Hagan,Chen Cao
  • Publisher : Butterworth-Heinemann
  • Pages : 422
  • Relase : 2016-08-17
  • ISBN : 9780128105535

Advances in Rock-Support and Geotechnical Engineering Book Review:

Advances in Rock-Support and Geotechnical Engineering brings together the latest research results regarding the theory of rock mechanics, its analytical methods and innovative technologies, and its applications in practical engineering. This book is divided into six sections, rock tests, rock bolting, grouted anchor, tunneling engineering, slope engineering, and mining engineering. Coverage includes fracture hinged arching process and instability characteristics of rock plates, failure modes of rock bolting, scale effects, and loading transfer mechanism of the grouted anchor. Also covered are recent innovations and applications in tunneling engineering, slope engineering, and mining engineering. This book provides innovative, practical, and rich content that can be used as a valuable reference for researchers undertaking tunneling engineering, slope engineering, mining engineering, and rock mechanics, and for onsite technical personnel and teachers and students studying the topics in related universities. Enriches new theories on failure modes of rock plates, rock bolting mechanisms, and anchor loading transfer Develops new methods of evaluating the stability of slope engineering and the roof stability of the mined-out areas Includes fracture hinged arching process and instability characteristics of rock plates, failure modes of rock bolting, scale effects, and loading transfer mechanism of the grouted anchor

Foundations on Rock

Foundations on Rock
  • Author : Duncan C. Wyllie
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Pages : 432
  • Relase : 2003-09-02
  • ISBN : 9781482295009

Foundations on Rock Book Review:

This second edition of the successful Foundations on Rock presents an up-to-date practical reference book describing current engineering practice in the investigation, design and construction of foundations on rock. An extra chapter on Tension Foundations has been included. The methods set out are readily applicable to high rise buildings, bridges,

Discontinuous Deformation Analysis in Rock Mechanics Practice

Discontinuous Deformation Analysis in Rock Mechanics Practice
  • Author : Yossef H. Hatzor,Guowei Ma,Gen-hua Shi
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Pages : 501
  • Relase : 2017-07-20
  • ISBN : 9781317416920

Discontinuous Deformation Analysis in Rock Mechanics Practice Book Review:

The numerical, discrete element, Discontinuous Deformation Analysis (DDA) method was developed by Dr. Gen-hua Shi while he was working at the University of California, Berkeley, under the supervision of Prof. Richard E. Goodman in the late 1980s. Two-dimensional DDA was published in 1993 and three-dimensional DDA in 2001. Since its publication DDA has been verified, validated and applied in numerous studies worldwide and is now considered a powerful and robust method to address both static and dynamic engineering problems in discontinuous rock masses. In this book Yossef H. Hatzor and Guowei Ma, co-chairs of the International Society for Rock Mechanics (ISRM) Commission on DDA, join Dr. Shi in authoring a monograph that presents the state of the art in DDA research. A comprehensive discussion of DDA development since its publication is provided in Chapter 1, followed by concise reviews of 2D and 3D DDA in chapters 2 and 3. Procedures to select geological and numerical input parameters for DDA are discussed in Chapter 4, and DDA validation and verification is presented in Chapter 5. Applications of DDA in underground and rock slope engineering projects are discussed in chapters 6 and 7. In Chapter 8 the novel contact theory recently developed by Dr. Shi is published in its complete form, for the first time. This book is published within the framework of the ISRM Book Series and is the contribution of the ISRM DDA Commission to the international rock mechanics community.

A Short Course in Soil and Rock Slope Engineering

A Short Course in Soil and Rock Slope Engineering
  • Author : N. E. Simons,Bruce Keith Menzies,M. C. Matthews
  • Publisher : Thomas Telford Publishing
  • Pages : 432
  • Relase : 2001
  • ISBN : UOM:39015054140127

A Short Course in Soil and Rock Slope Engineering Book Review:

This work comprehensively treats soil & rock slope engineering in one volume. It focuses on getting the fundamentals right, explaining simple methods of stability analysis, and applying them to a wide range of practical applications.

Engineering Rock Mechanics

Engineering Rock Mechanics
  • Author : John A Hudson,John P Harrison
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Pages : 456
  • Relase : 2000-06-12
  • ISBN : 0080530966

Engineering Rock Mechanics Book Review:

Engineering rock mechanics is the discipline used to design structures built in rock. These structures encompass building foundations, dams, slopes, shafts, tunnels, caverns, hydroelectric schemes, mines, radioactive waste repositories and geothermal energy projects: in short, any structure built on or in a rock mass. Despite the variety of projects that use rock engineering, the principles remain the same. Engineering Rock Mechanics clearly and systematically explains the key principles behind rock engineering. 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.

Rock Engineering Design

Rock Engineering Design
  • Author : Harsha Vardhan,Rajesh Kumar Bayar
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Pages : 188
  • Relase : 2013-08-28
  • ISBN : 9781466582958

Rock Engineering Design Book Review:

Being knowledgeable about rock properties is vital to being effective in the design of blasts in mines, quarries and other construction projects. Without proper knowledge, the energy released during blasting can be underutilized, harm the environment, and may escalate costs. Rock Engineering Design: Properties and Applications of Sound Level aids scientists and practicing engineers in determining rock properties in a quick and precise way. It presents the basic concepts and principles on which sound level can be used in solving rock engineering design problems. Highlighting the importance of sound level in determining rock properties, the book focuses on the indirect method with emphasis on the development of numerical models in rock engineering design. Discusses determining rock property using sound levels produced during drilling Explores the benefits of effective rock design applications Helps students to develop an interest in using sound level as a tool in rock design applications The book provides a general introduction to noise, its effect, and standards. It discusses the application of noise monitoring for mining equipment, the application of acoustic emission techniques in geotechnical fields, the equipment for drilling, measurement of sound, and the physico-mechanical properties of rocks. It also explores the process involved in the measurement of rock properties and sound level. This book summarizes in tables and figures the statistical values of the rock properties and sound level produced during the drilling of different rocks. It explains developed regression models, procedure, and the results of developed artificial neural network models. Rock Engineering Design: Properties and Applications of Sound Level includes a case study, and offers a summary and suggestions for further work.

Slope Stability and Stabilization Methods

Slope Stability and Stabilization Methods
  • Author : Lee W. Abramson,Thomas S. Lee,Sunil Sharma,Glenn M. Boyce
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Pages : 738
  • Relase : 2001-11-01
  • ISBN : 0471384933

Slope Stability and Stabilization Methods Book Review:

A major revision of the comprehensive text/reference Written by world-leading geotechnical engineers who share almost 100 years of combined experience, Slope Stability and Stabilization, Second Edition assembles the background information, theory, analytical methods, design and construction approaches, and practical examples necessary to carry out a complete slope stability project. Retaining the best features of the previous edition, this new book has been completely updated to address the latest trends and methodology in the field. Features include: All-new chapters on shallow failures and stability of landfill slopes New material on probabilistic stability analysis, cost analysis of stabilization alternatives, and state-of-the-art techniques in time-domain reflectometry to help engineers plan and model new designs Tested and FHA-approved procedures for the geotechnical stage of highway, tunnel, and bridge projects Sound guidance for geotechnical stage design and planning for virtually all types of construction projects Slope Stability and Stabilization, Second Edition is filled with current and comprehensive information, making it one of the best resources available on the subject-and an essential reference for today's and tomorrow's professionals in geology, geotechnical engineering, soil science, and landscape architecture.

Design Analysis in Rock Mechanics

Design Analysis in Rock Mechanics
  • Author : William G. Pariseau
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Pages : 577
  • Relase : 2006-10-26
  • ISBN : 9780203968253

Design Analysis in Rock Mechanics Book Review:

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 b

Reliability-Based Design in Soil and Rock Engineering

Reliability-Based Design in Soil and Rock Engineering
  • Author : Bak Kong Low
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Pages : 399
  • Relase : 2021-11-01
  • ISBN : 9781000472561

Reliability-Based Design in Soil and Rock Engineering Book Review:

This book contains probabilistic analyses and reliability-based designs (RBDs) for the enhancement of Eurocode 7 (EC7) and load and resistance factor design (LRFD) methods. An intuitive perspective and efficient computational procedure for the first-order reliability method (FORM, which includes the Hasofer–Lind reliability index) is explained, together with discussions on the similarities and differences between the design point of EC7/LRFD and RBD-via-FORM. Probability-based designs with respect to the ultimate and serviceability limit states are demonstrated for soil and rock engineering, including shallow and deep foundations, earth-retaining structures, soil slopes, 2D rock slopes with discontinuities, 3D rock slopes with wedge mechanisms, and underground rock excavations. Renowned cases in soil and rock engineering are analyzed both deterministically and probabilistically, and comparisons are made with other probabilistic methods. This book is ideal for practitioners, graduate students and researchers and all who want to deepen their understanding of geotechnical RBD accounting for uncertainty and overcome some limitations and potential pitfalls of the evolving LRFD and EC7. Solutions for the book’s examples are available online and are helpful to acquire a hands-on appreciation: https://www.routledge.com/9780367631390.

Guidelines for Open Pit Slope Design

Guidelines for Open Pit Slope Design
  • Author : John Read,Peter Stacey
  • Publisher : CSIRO PUBLISHING
  • Pages : 511
  • Relase : 2009-11-09
  • ISBN : 9780643101104

Guidelines for Open Pit Slope Design Book Review:

Guidelines for Open Pit Slope Design is a comprehensive account of the open pit slope design process. Created as an outcome of the Large Open Pit (LOP) project, an international research and technology transfer project on rock slope stability in open pit mines, this book provides an up-to-date compendium of knowledge of the slope design processes that should be followed and the tools that are available to aid slope design practitioners. This book links innovative mining geomechanics research into the strength of closely jointed rock masses with the most recent advances in numerical modelling, creating more effective ways for predicting rock slope stability and reliability in open pit mines. It sets out the key elements of slope design, the required levels of effort and the acceptance criteria that are needed to satisfy best practice with respect to pit slope investigation, design, implementation and performance monitoring. Guidelines for Open Pit Slope Design comprises 14 chapters that directly follow the life of mine sequence from project commencement through to closure. It includes: information on gathering all of the field data that is required to create a 3D model of the geotechnical conditions at a mine site; how data is collated and used to design the walls of the open pit; how the design is implemented; up-to-date procedures for wall control and performance assessment, including limits blasting, scaling, slope support and slope monitoring; and how formal risk management procedures can be applied to each stage of the process. This book will assist in meeting stakeholder requirements for pit slopes that are stable, in regards to safety, ore recovery and financial return, for the required life of the mine.

Rock Slope Stability

Rock Slope Stability
  • Author : Charles A. Kliche
  • Publisher : Society for Mining Metallurgy & Exploration
  • Pages : 376
  • Relase : 2018
  • ISBN : 0873353692

Rock Slope Stability Book Review:

A comprehensive guide for mining and construction engineers responsible for rock slope stability. This book focuses on rock slope stability, with sections on geological data collection, geotechnical data collection and analysis, surface water and groundwater effects, kinematic and kinetic stability analysis, rock slope stabilization techniques, and rock slope instrumentation and monitoring. Because of the discontinuous nature of rock, the design of stable rock slopes is as much an art as it is applied engineering. Experience can only be achieved from the proper utilization of these theories of soil and rock mechanics, structural geology, and hydrology. Rock Slope Stability is invaluable for engineering geologists, geotechnical engineers, mining engineers, civil engineers, and mine managers-- as well as anyone else dedicated to engineering slopes that are stable and safe and that enable a financial return.

Rock Mechanics and Rock Engineering

Rock Mechanics and Rock Engineering
  • Author : Ömer Aydan
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Pages : 384
  • Relase : 2019-12-06
  • ISBN : 9781000732078

Rock Mechanics and Rock Engineering Book Review:

The two-volume set Rock Mechanics and Rock Engineering is concerned with the application of the principles of mechanics to physical, chemical and electro-magnetic processes in the upper-most layers of the earth and the design and construction of the rock structures associated with civil engineering and exploitation or extraction of natural resources in mining and petroleum engineering. Volume 2, Applications of Rock Mechanics – Rock Engineering, discusses the applications of rock mechanics to engineering structures in/on rock, rock excavation techniques and in-situ monitoring techniques, giving some specific examples. The dynamic aspects associated with the science of earthquakes and their effect on rock structures, and the characteristics of vibrations induced by machinery, blasting and impacts as well as measuring techniques are described. Furthermore, the degradation and maintenance processes in rock engineering are explained. Rock Mechanics and Rock Engineering is intended to be a fundamental resource for younger generations and newcomers and a reference book for experts specialized in Rock Mechanics and Rock Engineering and associated with the fields of mining, civil and petroleum engineering, engineering geology, and/or specialized in Geophysics and concerned with earthquake science and engineering.

Rock Mechanics

Rock Mechanics
  • Author : Nagaratnam Sivakugan,Sanjay Kumar Shukla,Braja M. Das
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Pages : 254
  • Relase : 2013-01-18
  • ISBN : 9780203127599

Rock Mechanics Book Review:

Rock mechanics is a multidisciplinary subject combining geology, geophysics, and engineering and applying the principles of mechanics to study the engineering behavior of the rock mass. With wide application, a solid grasp of this topic is invaluable to anyone studying or working in civil, mining, petroleum, and geological engineering. Rock Mechani

Guidelines for Slope Performance Monitoring

Guidelines for Slope Performance Monitoring
  • Author : Robert Sharon,Erik Eberhardt
  • Publisher : CSIRO PUBLISHING
  • Pages : 348
  • Relase : 2020-07-01
  • ISBN : 9781486311019

Guidelines for Slope Performance Monitoring Book Review:

Although most mining companies utilise systems for slope monitoring, experience indicates that mining operations continue to be surprised by the occurrence of adverse geotechnical events. A comprehensive and robust performance monitoring system is an essential component of slope management in an open pit mining operation. The development of such a system requires considerable expertise to ensure the monitoring system is effective and reliable. Written by instrumentation experts and geotechnical practitioners, Guidelines for Slope Performance Monitoring is an initiative of the Large Open Pit (LOP) Project and the fifth book in the Guidelines for Open Pit Slope Design series. Its 10 chapters present the process of establishing and operating a slope monitoring system; the fundamentals of pit slope monitoring instrumentation and methods; monitoring system operation; data acquisition, management and analysis; and utilising and communicating monitoring results. The implications of increased automation of mining operations are also discussed, including the future requirements of performance monitoring. Guidelines for Slope Performance Monitoring summarises leading mine industry practice in monitoring system design, implementation, system management, data management and reporting, and provides guidance for engineers, geologists, technicians and others responsible for geotechnical risk management.