The role of instrumentation in rock engineering is reviewed, from the measuring principles and types of instrument in current use, to the application of these techniques in engineering projects. Instruments discussed include those for monitoring rock movements; groundwater pressures; support pressures and loads; and ground vibrations. A section is devoted to the precautions needed when planning the monitoring system, to the selection and location of instruments, to the appropriate choice of hazard warning levels and contingency plans, and to precautions during installation, reading, and reporting of results. The main types of project are then considered in turn with regard to their monitoring requirements. Generalized monitoring schemes are suggested for tunnels, shafts and underground chambers, and for slopes, foundations, embankments and dams. Case studies are given of projects presently in progress. The text is supplemented by a bibliography of 93 references on instrumentation. /Author/TRRL/

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    Pergamon Press, Incorporated

    Headington Hill Hall
    Oxford OX30BW,    
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  • Publication Date: 1977-7

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  • Accession Number: 00168143
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 28 1978 12:00AM