The feature that sets this book apart from other recent treatises on rock mechanics is Professor Jaeger's emphasis on practical civil engineering applications. The numerous references to real civil engineering projects, the rock mechanics considerations involved in those projects, and the procedures used to solve the related problems greatly enhance the value of this book. This type of information is presented throughout the book and is further emphasized in Part Four--Case Histories. Problems related to slopes, tunnels, underground chambers, and dam foundations are given special attention. A broad range of topics is discussed, including preliminary investigations, laboratory and in situ testing, and design applications of rock mechanics. Most topics are covered by summarizing the work being accomplished at the universities and at some of the world's most prominent research, design, and construction offices. This approach and the breadth of subjects considered prohibit an in-depth treatment of each topic or a comprehensive derivation of the various theories presented.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • The Announcement for this book appears Civil Engineering--ASCE, February 1973.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Cambridge University Press

    32 Avenue of the Americas
    New York, NY  United States  10013-2473
  • Authors:
    • Jaeger, C
  • Publication Date: 1972

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  • Pagination: 417 p.

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  • Created Date: Jan 4 1976 12:00AM