1st Edition

Impact of Human Activity on the Geological Environment EUROCK 2005
Proceedings of the International Symposium EUROCK 2005, 18-20 May 2005, Brno, Czech Republic

Edited By

Pavel Konecny

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ISBN 9780415380423
Published May 1, 2005 by CRC Press
764 Pages

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Book Description

This work focuses on the impact of human activity on the geological environment and contains over 100 papers dealing with laboratory and field research investigations in geomechanics, geoengineering and mathematical modelling. Topics covered are grouped into eight main themes: response of the rock mass to human impact; slope stability; field research; laboratory research; stability of underground openings; mathematical modelling; stress measurements, and mineral and rock disintegration.

Table of Contents





  • Load capacity of fully grouted rock bolts in shale
  • Application of the ‘shear and tensile strength reduction technique’ to obtain factors of safety of toppling and footwall rock slopes
  • A model to estimate the dilatancy angle of rock masses
  • Evaluation of EDZ around highly stressed rock cavern by AE measurements
  • Some experiences during open pit excavation in limestone rock mass
  • Simulation of stress distribution around cylindrical mined out spaces
  • Laboratory testing for soft rock – a challenge
  • Analysis of sliding failure of the Viviers-Basques’ (France) jointed rock cliff
  • In situ characterization of a single fracture hydromechanical behavior from hydraulic pulse tests coupled to simultaneous pressure – normal displacement measurements
  • Progressive damage of granite under constant loading
  • Conception system of deep and evaluation index for deep engineering
  • Technology of stability assessment and research status of Chinese masonry building cultural remains
  • Numerical approach to influence of heterogeneity on failure process of Brazilian disk of rock
  • Analysis of the earth surface subsidence caused by dewatering of northeastern subway in China

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