Knowledge of rock properties is essential to the design of structures utilizing the rock mass as part of the structural system and to the construction process in terms of excavation methods and prevention of rock failures. The determination of rock properties relevant to design and the quick dissemination of this knowledge, in a meaningful form to the user, are important in terms of design and construction management. This Systematic Determination of Engineering Criteria of Rock was developed to provide a language which presents the engineering characteristics of a particular rock in a brief, concise and relevant manner. The system combines the lithology and the mechanical properties of the intact rock to make the information more meaningful and useful to engineers and contractors. Data was obtained and accurately determined from field index tests performed at the borehole sites. Examples of the use of the proposed criteria are illustrated by use of previously published data and from field information /Author/

  • Corporate Authors:

    Construction Engineering Research Laboratory

    Army Corps of Engineers, P.O. Box 4005
    Champaign, IL  United States  61820
  • Authors:
    • Aufmuth, R E
  • Publication Date: 1974-4

Media Info

  • Features: Appendices; Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 46 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00262779
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: CERL-TR-M-799 Final Rept
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 12 1974 12:00AM