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The Conservation of Subterranean Cultural Heritage

The Conservation of Subterranean Cultural Heritage

C. Saiz-Jimenez

October 24, 2014

In recent years, a debate has arisen concerning the convenience of conserving subterranean cultural heritage and the necessary management models. There is often pressure from local authorities more interested in using the cultural heritage sites in order to develop the economy and the tourism...

Underground Infrastructure of Urban Areas 3

Underground Infrastructure of Urban Areas 3

Cezary Madryas, Andrzej Kolonko, Arkadiusz Szot, Beata Nienartowicz

October 09, 2014

Underground infrastructure undoubtedly constitutes one of the most important engineering components of urbanized areas. Such infrastructure includes energy distribution, communications and water, carry away sewage, elements of transportation systems of goods and people, storage facilities of...

Geotechnical Aspects of Underground Construction in Soft Ground

Geotechnical Aspects of Underground Construction in Soft Ground

Chungsik Yoo, Seong-Wan Park, Bumjoo Kim, Hoki Ban

August 04, 2014

This volume comprises three keynote lectures by internationally well-known experts in the field of underground construction, the inaugural Fujita lecture to honor professor Keiichi Fujita, and the regular papers presented at the 8th International Symposium on Geotechnical Aspects of Underground...

Numerical Methods in Geotechnical Engineering

Numerical Methods in Geotechnical Engineering

Michael A. Hicks, Ronald B.J. Brinkgreve, Alexander Rohe

May 29, 2014

Numerical Methods in Geotechnical Engineering contains the proceedings of the 8th European Conference on Numerical Methods in Geotechnical Engineering (NUMGE 2014, Delft, The Netherlands, 18-20 June 2014). It is the eighth in a series of conferences organised by the European Regional Technical...

Geotechnical Design for Sublevel Open Stoping

Geotechnical Design for Sublevel Open Stoping

Ernesto Villaescusa

April 01, 2014

The first comprehensive work on one of the most important underground mining methods worldwide, Geotechnical Design for Sublevel Open Stoping presents topics according to the conventional sublevel stoping process used by most mining houses, in which a sublevel stoping geometry is chosen for a...

Rock Engineering Design: Properties and Applications of Sound Level

Rock Engineering Design: Properties and Applications of Sound Level

Harsha Vardhan, Rajesh Kumar Bayar

August 28, 2013

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...

Mining of Mineral Deposits

Mining of Mineral Deposits

Genadiy Pivnyak, Volodymyr Bondarenko, Iryna Kovalevs'ka, Mykhaylo Illiashov

August 22, 2013

In the last decades coal production capacity has increased rapidly and its quality, power and the reliability of equipment has steadily improved. Moreover, stability of production processes can be controlled better. In connection with that, unification of scientific schools...

Underground. The Way to the Future

Underground. The Way to the Future

Georg Anagnostou, Heinz Ehrbar

May 20, 2013

Underground – the way to the future was the motto of the World Tunnel Congress 2013 in Geneva, Switzerland. The use of underground space has gained importance during the last years due to the tremendous global urbanization, the high demand on transportation capacities and energy production. All...

Rock Characterisation, Modelling and Engineering Design Methods

Rock Characterisation, Modelling and Engineering Design Methods

Xia-Ting Feng, John A. Hudson, Fei Tan

May 17, 2013

Rock Characterisation, Modelling and Engineering Design Methods contains the contributions presented at the 3rd ISRM SINOROCK Symposium (Shanghai, China, 18–20 June 2013). The papers contribute to the further development of the overall rock engineering design process through the sequential linkage...

Surface and Underground Excavations, 2nd Edition: Methods, Techniques and Equipment

Surface and Underground Excavations, 2nd Edition: Methods, Techniques and Equipment

Ratan Raj Tatiya

May 13, 2013

Surface and Underground Excavations – Methods, Techniques and Equipment (2nd edition) covers the latest technologies and developments in the excavation arena at any locale: surface or underground. In the first few chapters, unit operations are discussed and subsequently, excavation techniques are...

Rock Dynamics and Applications - State of the Art

Rock Dynamics and Applications - State of the Art

Jian Zhao, Jianchun Li

May 13, 2013

Rock dynamics studies the response of rock materials and rock masses under dynamic loading conditions. In the last a couple of decades, the development of experimental and computational techniques has been able to capture the progress of fracturing in microsecond steps, allowing the exploration on...

Underground Infrastructure of Urban Areas 2

Underground Infrastructure of Urban Areas 2

Cezary Madryas, Beata Nienartowicz, Arkadiusz Szot

October 13, 2011

Underground infrastructure undoubtedly constitutes one of the most important engineering equipments of urbanized areas. Such infrastructure includes energy distribution, communications and water, carry away sewage, elements of transportation systems of goods and people, storage facilities of...