ROCK-MECHANICS RESEARCH REQUIREMENTS FOR RESOURCE RECOVERY, CONSTRUCTION, AND EARTHQUAKE-HAZARD REDUCTION
Principles of rock mechanics, the science of predicting the behavior of rock masses, are often based on insufficient data with significant disparities between experiment, theory and field experience. The U.S., committed increasingly to major projects involving rock masses, is interested in their economical and safe execution. In this study seven subpanels assessed the current state of knowledge in specific areas, and recommended research that should be undertaken to reduce or eliminate deficiencies. Although the groups endeavored to assess the costs, time, manpower and appropriate funding agencies, these matters were generally beyond their scope since they were charged with making recommendations covering technical areas. The Steering Group then made six observations concerning funding, the need for large-scale laboratory and field testing, and the advantages of combining such investigations with current engineering projects involving rock masses.
- Also available from the National Technical Information Service, Springfield, Virginia, 22161, Report No. NRC/AMPS/RM-81-1.
National Academy of SciencesUS National Committee for Rock Mechanics
Washington, DC United States 20418
- Publication Date: 1981
- Features: Appendices; Figures; References; Tables;
- Pagination: 222 p.
- TRT Terms: Construction; Development; Field tests; Government funding; Laboratory tests; Physical properties; Research; Rock mechanics; Rocks; Subways; Tests; Tunneling
- Uncontrolled Terms: Research and development
- Old TRIS Terms: Rock properties; Rock tests; Rock tunneling; Subway construction
- Subject Areas: Bridges and other structures; Construction; Finance; Geotechnology; Public Transportation; Research;
- Accession Number: 00335555
- Record Type: Publication
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Sep 16 1982 12:00AM