Rock Slope Engineering Civil and Mining

ISBN-10: 041528001X
ISBN-13: 9780415280013
Edition: 4th 2004 (Revised)
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Book details

Edition: 4th
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: CRC Press LLC
Publication date: 10/26/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 456
Size: 7.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.034
Language: English

Fully revised and updated, this text provides a comprehensive overview of the geotechnical problems of rock slope design. Methods for the collection and interpretation of geological and groundwater information are discussed and tests for the determination of properties of rock are described.

Introduction
Principles of Rock Slope Design
Introduction
Scope of Book
Socioeconomic Consequences of Slope Failures
Principles of Rock Slope Engineering
Civil Engineering
Open Pit Mining Slope Stability
Slope Features and Dimensions
Rock Slope Design Methods
Summary of Design Methods
Limit Equilibrium Analysis (Deterministic)
Sensitivity Analysis
Probabilistic Design Methods
Load and Resistance Factor Design
Structural Geology and Data Interpretation
Objectives of Geological Investigations
Mechanism of Joint Formation
Effects of Discontinuities on Slope Stability
Orientation of Discontinuities
Stereographic Analysis of Structural Geology
Stereographic Projection
Pole Plots and Contour Plots
Pole Density
Great Circles
Lines of Intersection
Identification of Modes of Slope Instability
Kinematics Analysis
Plane Failure
Wedge Failure
Toppling Failure
Friction Cone
Applications of Kinematic Analysis
Example Problem 2.1: Stereo Plots of Structural Geology Data
Example Problem 2.2: Slope Stability Evaluation Related to Structural Geology
Site Investigation and Geological Data Collection
Planning an Investigation Program
Geology
Rock Strength
Ground Water
Site Reconnaissance
Aerial and Terrestrial Photography
Geophysics
Geologic Mapping
Line and Window Mapping
Stereogrammetric Mapping of Discontinuities
Types of Discontinuity
Definition of Geological Terms
Spacing, Persistence and Roughness Measurements
Spacing of Discontinuities
Persistence of Discontinuity Sets
Roughness of Rock Surfaces
Probabilistic Analysis of Structural Geology
Discontinuity Orientation
Discontinuity Length and Spacing
Diamond Drilling
Diamond Drilling Equipment
Diamond Drilling Operations
Core Logging
Core Orientation
Rock Stength Properties and their Measurement
Introduction
Scale Effects and Rock Strength
Examples of Rock Masses
Classes of Rock Strength
Shear Strength of Discontinuities
Definition of Cohesion and Friction
Friction Angle of Rock Surfaces
Shearing on an Inclined Plane
Surface Roughness
Discontinuity Infilling
Influence of Water on Shear Strength of Discontinuities
Laboratory Testing of Shear Strength
Shear Strength of Rock Masses by Back Analysis of Slope Failures
Hoek-Brown Strength Criterion for Fractured Rock Masses
Generalized Hoek-Brown Strength Criterion
Modulus of Deformation
Mohr-Coulomb Criterion
Rock Mass Strength
Determination of s'3max
Estimation of Disturbance Factor D
Rock Durability and Compressive Strength
Slake Durability
Compressive Strength
Example Problem 4.1: Analysis of Direct Shear Strength Test Results
Example Problem 4.2: Analysis of Point Load Test Results
Groundwater
Introduction
The Hydrologic Cycle
Hydraulic Conductivity and Flow Nets
Hydraulic Conductivity
Porosity
Flow Nets
Groundwater Flow in Fractured Rock
Flow in Clean, Smooth Discontinuities
Flow in Filled Discontinuities
Heterogeneous Rock
Anisotropic Rock
Ground Water in Rock Slopes
Measurement of Water Pressure
Field Measurement of Hydraulic Conductivity
Variable Head Tests
Pumping Test
Example Problem 5.1: Influence of Geology and Weather Conditions on Groundwater Levels
Plane Failure
Introduction
General Conditions for Plane Failure
Plane Failure Analysis
Influence of Ground Water on Stability
Critical Tension Crack Depth and Location
The Tension Crack as an Indicator of Instability
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