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Fundamentals of Rock Mechanics

ISBN-10: 0632057599
ISBN-13: 9780632057597
Edition: 4th 2007 (Revised)
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Description: This edition contains substantially expanded chapters on poroelasticity, wave propogation, and substance stresses, as well as entirely new chapters on rock fractures and micromechanical models of rock behaviour.

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Book details

List price: $119.00
Edition: 4th
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 4/30/2007
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 488
Size: 7.75" wide x 10.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 2.398
Language: English

This edition contains substantially expanded chapters on poroelasticity, wave propogation, and substance stresses, as well as entirely new chapters on rock fractures and micromechanical models of rock behaviour.

Rock as a Material
Introduction
Joints and faults
Rock-forming minerals
The fabric of rocks
The mechanical nature of rock
Analysis of Stress and Strain
Introduction
Definition of traction and stress
Analysis of stress in two dimensions
Graphical representations of stress in two dimensions
Stresses in three dimensions
Stress transformations in three dimensions
Mohr's representation of stress in three dimensions
Stress invariants and stress deviation
Displacement and strain
Infinitesimal strain in two dimensions
Infinitesimal strain in three dimensions
Determination of principle stresses or strains from measurements
Compatibility equations
Stress and strain in polar and cylindrical coordinates
Finite strain
Friction on Rock Surfaces
Introduction
Amonton's law
Friction on rock surfaces
Stick-slip oscillations
Sliding on a plane of weakness
Effects of time and velocity
Deformation and Failure of Rock
Introduction
The stress-strain curve
Effects of confining stress and temperature
Types of fracture
Coulomb failure criterion
Mohr's hypothesis
Effects of pore fluids
Failure under true-triaxial conditions
The effect of anisotropy on strength
Linear Elasticity
Introduction
Stress-strain relations for an isotropic linear elastic solid
Special cases
Hooke's law in terms of deviatoric stresses and strains
Equations of stress equilibrium
Equations of stress equilibrium in cylindrical and spherical coordinates
Airy stress functions
Elastic strain energy and related principles
Uniqueness theorem for elasticity problems
Stress-strain relations for anisotropic materials
Laboratory Testing of Rocks
Introduction
Hydrostatic tests
Uniaxial compression
Triaxial tests
Stability and stiff testing machines
True-triaxial tests
Diametral compression of cylinders
Torsion of circular cylinders
Bending tests
Hollow cylinders
Poroelasticity and Thermoelasticity
Introduction
Hydrostatic poroelasticity
Undrained compression
Constitutive equations of poroelasticity
Equations of stress equilibrium and fluid flow
One-dimensional consolidation
Applications of poroelasticity
Thermoelasticity
Stresses around Cavities and Excavations
Introduction
Complex variable method for two-dimensional elasticity problems
Homogeneous state of stress
Pressurised hollow cylinder
Circular hole in a rock mass with given far-field principal stresses
Stresses applied to a circular hole in an infinite rock mass
Stresses applied to the surface of a solid cylinder
Inclusions in an infinite region
Elliptical hole in an infinite rock mass
Stresses near a crack tip
Nearly rectangular hole
Spherical cavities
Penny-shaped cracks
Interactions between nearby cavities
Inelastic Behavior
Introduction
Plasticity and yield
Elastic-plastic hollow cylinder
Circular hole in an elastic-brittle-plastic rock mass
Perfectly plastic behavior
Flow between flat surfaces
Flow rules and hardening
Creep
Simple rheological models
Theory of viscoelasticity
Some simple viscoelastic problems
Micromechanical Models
Introduction
Effective moduli of heterogeneous rocks
Effect of pores on compressibility
Crack closure and elastic nonlinearity
Effective medium theories
Sliding crack friction and hysteres

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