Rock Slope Engineering: Third Edition

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CRC Press, Jun 30, 1981 - Technology & Engineering - 368 pages
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This classic handbook deals with the geotechnical problems of rock slope design. It has been written for the non-specialist mining or civil engineer, with worked examples, design charts, coverage of more detailed analytical methods, and of the collection and interpretation of geological and groundwater information and tests for the mechanical properties of rock.

 

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Contents

Economic and planning considerations
7
Basic mechanics of slope failure
18
CONTENTS
25
Graphical presentation of geological data
37
Geological data collection
64
Shear strength of rock
83
Rock Slope Engineering was extensively revised in 1977 and
113
Groundwater flow permeability and pressure
127
Acknowledgements
169
Wedge failure
199
HOEK E BRAY J W and BOYD J M The stability of
224
Circular failure
226
Toppling failure
257
Blasting
271
Miscellaneous topics
309
A number of individuals have made important contributions
310

Flow nets
134
Measurement of water pressure
143
Plane failure
150
Analysis of laboratory strength test data
333
Factor of safety for reinforced rock slopes
352
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