Rock Engineering Risk

John A. Hudson, Xia-Ting Feng

May 5, 2015 by CRC Press
Reference - 572 Pages
ISBN 9781138027015 - CAT# K24678
Series: ISRM Book Series

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Features

  • Clearly explains basic material so that readers from different backgrounds will be able to understand the content
  • Emphasizes the linking of uncertainty and risk analysis concepts to practical rock engineering projects
  • Features illustrative examples of risks in major rock engineering projects and how these were minimised
  • Uses risk analysis protocols to enable the reader to assess the risks involved in any rock engineering project
  • Disseminates knowledge generated by the 4-year work of the ISRM Design Methodology Commission

Summary

This book provides a new, necessary and valuable approach to the consideration of risk in underground engineering projects constructed within rock masses. There are Chapters on uncertainty and risk, rock engineering systems, rock fractures and rock stress, the design of a repository for radioactive waste, plus two major case examples relating to the headrace tunnels and caverns for a hydroelectric project. These Chapters highlight in detail the authors’ new rock engineering risk approach, especially how monitoring during construction can significantly reduce the construction risks. The book is particularly timely given the current increasing emphasis on geo-engineering safety, accountability and sustainability—which requires stricter attention to risk and greater reliability than ever before.

Written by two eminent authors, the two most recent past-Presidents of the International Society for Rock Mechanics (ISRM), this modern and well-illustrated guide on Rock Engineering Risk complements the authors’ previous 2011 book on Rock Engineering Design, also published by Taylor & Francis. The book will benefit engineers, contractors, clients, researchers, lecturers and advanced students who are concerned with rock engineering projects in civil, mining, geological and construction engineering worldwide.