This reference book provides engineers and researchers with the essential knowledge for a clear understanding of the process of rock failure under different conditions.
Author: Chun'An Tang
Publisher: CRC Press
When dealing with rock in civil engineering, mining engineering and other engineering, the process by which the rock fails under load should be understood, so that safe structures can be built on and in the rock. However, there are many ways for loading rock and rock can have a variety of idiosyncracies. This reference book provides engineers and researchers with the essential knowledge for a clear understanding of the process of rock failure under different conditions. It contains an introductory chapter explaining the role of rock failure in engineering projects plus a summary of the theories governing rock failure and an explanation of the computer simulation method. It subsquently deals in detail with explaining, simulating and illustrating rock failure in laboratory and field. The concluding chapter discusses coupled modelling and the anticipated future directions for this type of computer simulation. An appendix describing the RFPA numerical model (Rock Failure Process Analysis program) is also included. About the Authors Chun'an Tang has a PhD in Mining Engineering and is a Professor at the School of Civil & Hydraulic Engineering at Dalian University of Technology in China. He is an advisor for design and stablity problem modelling in mining and civil rock engineeringand and Chairman of the China National Group of the International Society for Rock Mechanics. John Hudson is emeritus professor at Imperial College, London and is active as an independant consultant for Rock Engineering Consultants. He has a PhD in Rock Mechanics and completed over a 130 rock engineering consulting assignments in mining and civil engineering. He is a fellow at the Royal Academy of Engineering in the UK and President of the International Society for Rock Mechanics.
Graphical abstract: Highlights: A combined type large-scale geomechanical model test system applicable to deep roadways with thick top coal was developed. Model test typical deep roadway with thick top coal was conducted.
Graphical abstract: Highlights: A combined type large-scale geomechanical model test system applicable to deep roadways with thick top coal was developed. Model test typical deep roadway with thick top coal was conducted. The surrounding rock deformation and failure mechanisms of deep roadways with thick top coal were analyzed. The deformation and failure on the roof of the deep roadways with thick top coal are more serious. Abstract: The deep roadway with thick top coal is a typical roadway difficult to support in deep mining project, and resolving this sophisticated problem to control the stability of surrounding rock is of great significance in safety production of coal mines. In order to explore the surrounding rock deformation and failure mechanisms of such deep roadways, with Zhaolou coal mine in Juye mining area of China as the engineering background, a large-scale geomechanical model test was carried out. The displacement and stress evolution laws of surrounding rock supported by the pressure relief anchor box beam system were researched. Meanwhile, the related results validate and analyze main failure characteristics and mechanisms of the surrounding rock by comparing with field test.
The International Symposium on Deformation and Progressive Failure in Geomechanics provided an opportunity for discussing recent advances in this area. A total of 136 papers were contributed from 22 countries.
Author: T. Adachi
Progressive failure has been a classical problem in the field of geotechnical engineering and has attracted considerable attention in connection with slope stability and foundation problems. It is associated with strain localization or shear banding and is also related to damage in material structures. As knowledge of the progressive failure mechanism increases, it is now necessary to establish effective communications between researchers and engineers. The International Symposium on Deformation and Progressive Failure in Geomechanics provided an opportunity for discussing recent advances in this area. A total of 136 papers were contributed from 22 countries. As well as these, the symposium proceedings also contain 8 interim technical reports on the subject by the members of the Asian Technical Committee of the International Society for Soil Mechanics and Foundation Engineering and the Japanese Geotechnical Society National Committee on Progressive Failure in Geo-structures.
These landslides include the 1911 Usoi rockslide, that dammed 75 km-long Lake Sarez, and the 1949 Khait rock avalanche that may have killed up to 28,000 people. Both landslides were earthquake-triggered and both are located in Tajikistan.
Author: Stephen G. Evans
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Amongst the thematic topics discussed are global frequency, impacts on society, analysis of initial rock slope failure, monitoring of rock slope movement, analysis and modeling of post-failure behaviour, volcanic landslides, and influences of massive rock slope failure on the geomorphological evolution of mountain regions. Regional contributions include reports on rockslides and rock avalanches in Norway, western Canada, the Andes of Argentina, the Karakoram Himalaya, the European Alps, the Appennines, and the mountains of Central Asia. Rockslides and rock avalanches in the Central Asian republics of the former Soviet Union are discussed in detail for the first time in an English-language book. These landslides include the 1911 Usoi rockslide, that dammed 75 km-long Lake Sarez, and the 1949 Khait rock avalanche that may have killed up to 28,000 people. Both landslides were earthquake-triggered and both are located in Tajikistan. An additional highlight is a detailed description and analysis of large-scale artificial rock avalanches triggered by underground nuclear explosions during the testing programme of the former Soviet Union.
Failure modes or mechanisms are thus characterised by a relatively large
increase in response due to a minor increase in loading . An overview of the
principal failure mechanisms for rock structures and corresponding loadings is
given in ...
Author: Construction Industry Research and Information Association
This manual is intended for use by practising civil engineers with some experience of coastal conditions where protection against wind-generated waves is one of the dominant design considerations. The non-specialist could find it useful in that it aims to provide the user with an understanding of the principles and procedures involved. The manual sets out an integrated approach to the planning and design process by considering a range of related parameters, such as environmental implications and the availability of materials, alongside basic engineering requirements. Produced jointly by CIRIA and CUR (Centre for Civil Engineering Research and Codes) in the Netherlands, the manual reflects British and Dutch national and international experience.
Author: Construction Industry Research and Information Association
This publication is a summary of good practice on the use of rock in engineering works for rivers, coasts and seas. It has incorporated all the significant advances in knowledge that have occured over the past 10-15 years.
Rock slope failure mechanisms were assessed in this study using KOPEC and
RCC quarries as case studies in Oyo state. Discontinuities such as joints and
bedding planes were obtained through face mapping and scanline survey of the
Author: A.O. Akii Ibhadode
Publisher: Trans Tech Publications Ltd
Volume is indexed by Thomson Reuters CPCI-S (WoS). The search for ever more novel materials, to meet the ever-increasing demands of modern civilization for building, operating and maintaining its infrastructures, will continue as long as mankind seeks to conserve the Earths resources, and yet keep up with the new technological challenges created by the latest inventions and discoveries.
This is the first book ever published on the problems of true triaxial testing of rocks addressing all aspects of true triaxial testing of rocks, including: (i) true triaxial testing techniques and procedures; (ii) test results: strength, ...
Author: Marek Kwasniewski
Publisher: CRC Press
This is the first book ever published on the problems of true triaxial testing of rocks addressing all aspects of true triaxial testing of rocks, including: (i) true triaxial testing techniques and procedures; (ii) test results: strength, deformability, failure mode, permeability, acoustic emission, and elastic wave velocity; (iii) constitutiv