In this second enlarged edition the author continues to emphasize the engineering aspects of rock mechanics. Modern efforts at establishing an engineering classification of rocks are summarized, and considerable attention is given to the new Austrian tunnelling method. A number of new case histories have been incorporated. The discussion on the engineering classification of jointed rock masses and the required rock support is illustrated by descriptions of the second Gotthard tunnel now under construction, and the design of the third, much larger tunnel. Examples of rock slopes supported by cables are the rock spur on the Simplon pass and the steep 300-metre-high rock abutment of the Tachiem dam. (TRRL)

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    Cambridge University Press

    Bentley House, 200 Euston Road
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  • Authors:
    • Jaeger, C
  • Publication Date: 1979

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  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 535 p.

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  • Accession Number: 00316582
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • ISBN: 0 521 21898 5
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Monograph
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 16 1980 12:00AM