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Introduction to Rock Mechanics
Introduces a new approach to rock mechanics called "block theory, " which formalizes procedures for selecting proper shapes and orientations for excavations in hard jointed rock. Applies block theory to rock slopes and underground excavations, and covers the Q theory of rock classification, the empirical criterion of joint shear strength, rock bolting, properties of weak r ...more
Paperback, Second Edition, 576 pages
Published January 17th 1989 by Wiley
(first published January 1st 1980)
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