Rock Engineering Design

1st Edition

Xia-Ting Feng, John A. Hudson

CRC Press
Published July 27, 2011
Reference - 468 Pages
ISBN 9780415603560 - CAT# K12495

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  • Offers a modern, lively, and illustrated approach to rock engineering design by two eminent experts in the field
  • Discusses a wide variety of new techniques and anticipates on future developments in computing capacity, natural resources, and more
  • Includes in-depth case studies on a rock slope and on an underground hydroelectric plant, plus a variety of protocol sheets to support application
  • Details the use of protocol sheets for technical auditing, supported by worked examples (template sheets can be downloaded from
  • Provides all essential terminology and rock mass classifications, plus an extensive bibliography


Given the recent advances in site investigation techniques, computing, access to information and monitoring, plus the current emphasis on safety, accountability and sustainability, this book introduces an up-to-date methodology for the design of all types of rock engineering projects, whether surface or underground. Guidance is provided on the nature of the modeling to support design and the information required for design; also included is a procedure for technical auditing of the modeling and design together with the related protocol sheets. Written by two eminent authors, clearly structured and containing many illustrations, this volume is intended for consulting engineers, contractors, researchers, lecturers and students working on rock engineering projects.


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