A PROPOSAL FOR THE DESCRIPTION OF ROCK MASSES

UNA PROPOSTA PER LA DESCRIZIONE DEGLI AMMASSI ROCCIOSI

This article briefly reviews the "basic geotechnical description of rock masses" (bgd) proposed by the International Society for Rock Mechanics in 1980. Certain considerations deriving from the application of bgd in the field, are discussed. In particular the five parameters on which the bgd is based are examined: the rock name, with brief geological description; the thickness of the strata (where the term is taken in its widest sense); the fracture intercept; the monoaxial resistance to compression of the material; and the angle of friction of the fracture. (TRRL)

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  • Authors:
    • Pozzi, R
    • Clerici, A
  • Publication Date: 1985-3-4

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 175-181
  • Serial:
    • Strade
    • Volume: 87
    • Issue Number: 1219
    • Publisher: Casa Editrice la fiaccola
    • ISSN: 0373-2916

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00457286
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 27 2004 10:01PM