TUNNELLING IN ROCK. CHAPTER 3: ROCK FORMATION AND GEOLOGY OF SOUTH AFRICA

This paper provides a general background to the origin and classification of rocks and of structural features of the rock mass which are of significance for tunnelling. It is presented under the following headings: composition of rocks; origin of rocks; geological classification of rocks; granular structure of rock materials; structural discontinuities in rock masses; effect of geological structure on tunnel stability; geological factors significant in tunnelling; and major stratigraphic units of South Africa. /TRRL/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • See also HRIS 095930 through 095937 for Chapters 4-10 and 14.
  • Corporate Authors:

    South African Institute of Civil Engineers

    2 Hollard Street
    Johannesburg,   South Africa 

    South African Council for Scientific & Indus Res

    P.O. Box 395
    Pretoria, Transvaal,   South Africa 
  • Authors:
    • Brink, ABA
  • Publication Date: 1974-6-1

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  • Accession Number: 00095929
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 15 1975 12:00AM