William G. Pariseau
May 25, 2017
by CRC Press
Textbook - 714 Pages
ISBN 9781138029583 - CAT# K29609
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by CRC Press
Textbook - 714 Pages
ISBN 9781315206158 - CAT# KE41535
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This comprehensive introduction to rock mechanics treats the basics of rock mechanics in a clear and straightforward manner and discusses important design problems in terms of the mechanics of materials. This extended third edition includes an additional chapter on Foundations on Jointed Rock.
Developed for a complete class in rock engineering, this volume uniquely combines the design of surface and underground rock excavations and addresses:
• rock slope stability in surface excavations, from planar block and wedge slides to rotational and toppling failures
• shaft and tunnel stability, ranging from naturally-supported openings to analysis and design of artificial support and reinforcement systems
• entries and pillars in stratified ground
• three-dimensional caverns, with emphasis on cable bolting and backfill
• geometry and forces of chimney caving, combination support and trough subsidence
• rock bursts and bumps in underground excavations, with focus on dynamic phenomena and on fast and sometimes catastrophic failures.
The numerous exercises and examples familiarize the reader with solving basic practical problems in rock mechanics through various design analysis techniques and their applications. Supporting the main text, appendices provide supplementary information about rock, joint, and composite properties, rock mass classification schemes, useful formulas, and an extensive literature list. The large selection of problems at the end of each chapter can be used for home assignment. A solutions manual is available to course instructors.
Explanatory and illustrative in character, this volume is suited for courses in rock mechanics, rock engineering and geological engineering design for undergraduate and first year graduate students in mining, civil engineering and applied earth sciences. Moreover, it will form a good introduction to the subject of rock mechanics for earth scientists and engineers from other disciplines.
1.1 A practical design objective
1.2 Problem solving
1.4 Background information
2 Slope stability
2.1 Translational rock slope failures
2.2 Rotational slope failures
3.1 Single unlined naturally supported shafts
3.2 Shaft wall support and liners
3.3 Multiple naturally supported shafts
4.1 Naturally supported tunnels
4.2 Tunnel support
5 Entries in stratified ground
5.1 Review of beam analysis
5.2 Softrock entries
6 Pillars in stratified ground
6.1 Pillars in a single seam
6.2 Pillars in dipping strata
6.3 Pillars with joints
6.4 Pillars in several seams
6.5 Barrier pillars
7 Three-dimensional excavations
7.1 Naturally supported caverns and stopes
7.2 Joints in cavern and stope walls
7.3 Tabular excavations
7.4 Cavern and stope support
9 Dynamic phenomena
9.1 Fundamentals of wave propagation
9.2 Rock bursts and bumps
9.3 Event location
10 Foundations on jointed rock
10.1 Plane plastic strain
10.2 Uniformly loaded strip
10.3 Bearing capacity near the surface
Appendix A: Background literature
A.1 Books about fundamentals of mechanics
A.2 Books about rock mechanics
A.3 Books containing rock properties
A.4 General sources of rock mechanics information
Appendix B: Mechanical properties of intact rock and joints
B.1 Elastic moduli of intact rock
B.2 Strength of intact rock
B.3 Joint stiffness
B.4 Joint strength
B.5 Simple combinations of intact rock and joints
Appendix C: Rock mass classification schemes for engineering
C.1 Rock quality designation
C.2 Terzaghi modified scheme
C.3 RSR, RMR, and Q
C.4 Comparisons of Hp estimates
Appendix D: Some useful formulas
D.3 Stress–strain relationships, Hooke’s law
"The 3rd edition of the text book Design Analysis in Rock Mechanics by William G. Pariseau completes the author’s goal, stated in his first edition, of including a chapter on foundation engineering that follows the addition of a chapter on dynamic phenomena given in his second edition.
As an instructor, I use this textbook as the foundation for the entire class. It is not an easy textbook to complete. It is dense but clearly written so that one may understand the physics, and hence the solution approach, behind the many types of encountered rock mechanic problems. By carefully reading the text, a set of notes can be developed by the instructor in giving lectures to their students. The lectures will assist the student in understanding the assigned reading and associated problems presented in each chapter. An excellent solution manual is also available. The first chapter begins by emphasizing the time-tested engineering approach toward problem solving and shows in a step-by-step manner the application of scientific laws, diagramming, and mathematical calculations in the solution process. This solution process is repeated as new material is presented in the following chapters of; slope stability, shafts, tunnels, entries and pillars in stratified ground, three-dimensional excavations, subsidence, dynamic phenomena, and foundations on jointed rock. By the end of the course the students will gain a great deal of knowledge and develop their critical thinking and problem solving skills to help form them into practicing engineers."
Jeffrey C. Johnson, Associate Professor at the Department of Mining Engineering, University of Utah, USA.
"Design Analysis in Rock Mechanics, now available in an improved and expanded third edition, shows how an undergraduate background in mechanics of materials can be applied to an impressive array of rock mechanics problems. These include slopes and underground workings in the first edition. The second added dynamic rock mechanics, where induced seismicity is a growing concern. The third extends further to foundations in jointed rock and reflects 10 years of overall refinement since publication of the first edition.
This is a book of calculations. Between the text and solutions manual, the student or practitioner is provided with hundreds of concise, practical rock mechanics problem statements and solutions, and a framework for extension to related cases. The author’s retention of both SI and Imperial units is appreciated, as many corners of the rock engineering field remain firmly anchored in Imperial units.
The real power of solutions in this book is that they are first equations, then specific values. Solution equations show the relative importance of problem parameters, providing the engineer with a clear view of critical factors. These solutions should be the starting point for most advanced analysis efforts. They also provide a ready check on results from such analyses and models which, in this reviewer’s experience, can easily be corrupted by subtle errors.
This is a book I keep close at hand."
Jeff Whyatt, Adjunct professor at the University of Utah, formerly acting director of the Spokane Mining Research Deivision of NIOSH.
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