SUGGESTED METHODS FOR THE QUANTITATIVE DESCRIPTION OF DISCONTINUITIES IN ROCK MASSES

Following a technical introduction, a glossary of selected terms, and a discussion of sampling philosophy in relation to a rock mass survey, suggested methods for the quantitative description of the following are set out: (1) orientation (a, compass and clinometer method, B, photogrammetric method); (2) spacing; (3) persistance; (4) roughness; (5) wall strength; (6) aperture; (7) filling; (8) seepage; (9) number of sets; (10) block size; (11) drill core. Scope, equipment and procedure and presentation of results are discussed. /TRRL/

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    Pergamon Press, Incorporated

    Headington Hill Hall
    Oxford OX30BW,   England 
  • Publication Date: 1978-12

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  • Accession Number: 00195455
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 15 1979 12:00AM