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Rock Mechanics Based on an Anisotropic Jointed Rock Model (AJRM)

Rock Mechanics Based on an Anisotropic Jointed Rock Model (AJRM)

Walter Wittke

ISBN: 978-3-433-60428-1

Apr 2014

900 pages


This book focuses on the fundamentals of rock mechanics as a basis for the safe and economical design and construction of tunnels,
dam foundations and slopes in jointed and anisotropic rock.
It is divided into four main parts:

- Fundamentals and models
- Analysis and design methods
- Exploration, testing and monitoring
- Applications and case histories.

The rock mechanical models presented account for the influence of discontinuities on the stress-strain behavior and the permeability of jointed rock masses.
This book is for:
- Civil- and Mining-Engineers
- Geologists
- Students in the related fields
Part A: Fundamentals and Models
Structure of Rock
Stress-Strain Behavior of Jointed Rock
Squeezing Rock
Rock Salt
Permeability and Seepage Flow
Coupling of Stress-Strain Behavior and Seepage Flow
Swelling Rock
Rock Mass In Situ Stress
Part B: Analysis and Design Methods
Finite Element Method (FEM)
Stability of Rock Wedges and Excavation Surfaces
Design Methods
Part C: Exploration, Testing and Monitoring
Site Investigation
Laboratory Tests
Field Tests
Stress Measurements
Evaluation of Rock Mechanical Parameters
Examples of Testing and Monitoring Programs
Part D: Applications and Case Histories
NATM Tunneling
TBM Tunneling
Powerhouse Cavern Estangento-Sallente
Tunneling in Swelling Rock
Rehabilitation of Urft Dam
Stabilization of a Rock Mass Slide