This book deals with the geotechnical aspects of the design of underground openings for mining and civil engineering purposes. It contains a number of worked examples to assist the reader in applying the techniques described to his or her own problems. The data are presented under the following chapter headings: (1) planning considerations; (2) classification of rock masses; (3) geological data collection; (4) graphical presentation of geological data; (5) stresses around underground excavations; (6) strength of rock and rock masses; (7) underground excavation failure mechanisms; (8) underground excavation support design; (9) rockbolts, shotcrete and mesh; (10) blasting in underground excavations; (11) instrumentation. Several appendices deal with: isometric drawing charts, stresses around single openings, two-dimensional boundary element stress analysis, determination of material constants, underground wedge analysis, and conversion factors. A very extensive bibliography is included.

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  • Supplemental Notes:
    • The ISBN of the hardback version of the book is ISBN 0900488 54 9.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Institution of Mining & Metallurgy

    44 Portland Place
    London W1N 4BR,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Hoek, E
    • Brown, E T
  • Publication Date: 1980

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Photos; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 527 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00334720
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • ISBN: 0 900488 55 7
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Monograph
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 9 1982 12:00AM