ENGINEERING IN WEATHERED ROCK

The potential problems to be faced when engineering in zones of weathered rock are reviewed. Difficulties in formulating realistic geotechnical models by standard methods of site investigation and routine testing are emphasized and the consequences of being wrong are illustrated by examples. Alternative approaches for delineating weathered zones for design are presented. The constraining influence of particular characteristics of weathered zones on methods of construction are discussed with reference to brief case histories. (A)

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    GEOLOGICAL SOCIETY

    BURLINGTON HOUSE, PICCADILLY
    LONDON,   United Kingdom  W1V 0JU
  • Authors:
    • HENCHER, S R
    • MCNICHOLL, D P
  • Publication Date: 1995-8

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  • English

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  • Accession Number: 00719888
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Files: ITRD
  • Created Date: Apr 26 1996 12:00AM