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Rock Mechanics and Engineering Volume 2
Laboratory and Field Testing

Edited By

Xia-Ting Feng

ISBN 9781138027602
Published March 22, 2017 by CRC Press
646 Pages

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Book Description

Laboratory and Field Testing is the second volume of the five-volume set Rock Mechanics and Engineering and contains nineteen chapters from key experts in the following fields:
- Triaxial or True-triaxial Tests under Condition of Loading and Unloading;
- Joint Tests;
- Dynamic and Creep Tests;
- Physical Modeling Tests;
- Field Testing and URLs. 

The five-volume set “Comprehensive Rock Engineering”, which was published in 1993, has had an important influence on the development of rock mechanics and rock engineering. Significant and extensive advances and achievements in these fields over the last 20 years now justify the publishing of a comparable, new compilation. Rock Mechanics and Engineering represents a highly prestigious, multi-volume work edited by Professor Xia-Ting Feng, with the editorial advice of Professor John A. Hudson. This new compilation offers an extremely wideranging and comprehensive overview of the state-of-the-art in rock mechanics and rock engineering and is composed of peer-reviewed, dedicated contributions by all the key experts worldwide.

Key features of this set are that it provides a systematic, global summary of new developments in rock mechanics and rock engineering practices as well as looking ahead to future developments in the fields. Contributors are worldrenowned experts in the fields of rock mechanics and rock engineering, though younger, talented researchers have also been included. The individual volumes cover an extremely wide array of topics grouped under five overarching themes: Principles (Vol. 1), Laboratory and Field Testing (Vol. 2), Analysis, Modelling and Design (Vol. 3), Excavation, Support and Monitoring (Vol. 4) and Surface and Underground Projects (Vol. 5).

This multi-volume work sets a new standard for rock mechanics and engineering compendia and will be the go-to resource for all engineering professionals and academics involved in rock mechanics and engineering for years to come.

Table of Contents

Triaxial or True-triaxial Tests under Condition of Loading and Unloading

1 Introductory longer review for rock mechanics testing methods
R. Ulusay & H. Gercek

2 Progress and applications of rock true triaxial testing systems
X. Li, A. Wang & L. Shi

3 Rockburst concept and mechanism
M.C. He, G.L. Zhu & W.L. Gong

4 Laboratory acoustic emission study review
X.L. Lei

5 Damage of rock joints using acoustic emissions
Z. Moradian

Joint Tests

6 Morphological parameters of both surfaces of coupled joints
C. Ping, L. Jie & F. Xiang

7 Rock joints shearing testing system
Y. Jiang

Dynamic and Creep Tests

8 Coupled static and dynamic test
X.B. Li, M. Tao, L. Weng & Z.L. Zhou

9 Dynamic behavior
C. Menna, D. Asprone & E. Cadoni

10 Dynamic rock failure and its containment
T.R. Stacey

11 Tests on creep characteristics of rocks
Ö. Aydan, T. Ito& F. Rassouli

Physical Modeling Tests

12 Physical, empirical and numerical modeling of jointed rock mass strength
P.H.S.W. Kulatilake

13 Some recent progress in physical modeling of rock stability of tunnels or underground caverns in China
W.S. Zhu, Q.Y. Zhang, L.P. Li & Y. Li

Field Testing and URLs

14 Underground research laboratories
J.S.Y.Wang, X-T. Feng & J.A. Hudson

15 The Mont Terri rock laboratory
P. Bossart, F. Burrus, D. Jaeggi & C. Nussbaum

16 Thermal properties and experiment at Äspö HRL
J. Sundberg

17 Excavation response studies at AECL’s underground research laboratory—1982 to 2010
R.S. Read

18 URL and rock mechanics in Finland
E. Johansson

19 The Meuse/Haute-Marne underground research Laboratory: Mechanical behavior of the Callovo-Oxfordian claystone
G. Armand, F. Bumbieler, N. Conil, S. Cararreto, R. De La Vaissière, A. Noiret, D. Seyedi, J. Talandier, M.N. Vu & J. Zghondi

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Xia-Ting Feng graduated in 1986 from the Northeast University of Technology and obtained his PhD in 1992 at the Northeastern University, China. He was then appointed and acted as Lecturer, Associate Professor and Professor at the same university. In 1998, he was admitted by the Hundred Talents Programme to the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS). Subsequently, he permanently joined CAS - Institute of Rock and Soil Mechanics at Wuhan, China. In 2003, he obtained the support of the China National Funds for Distinguished Young Scientists; in 2010, he became a Chair Professor of the Cheung Kong Scholars Programme, Ministry of Education, China; and, in 2009, he was elected as President of the International Society for Rock Mechanics for the period 2011-2015. He is currently Director of the State Key Laboratory of Geomechanics and Geotechnical Engineering in Wuhan. Additionally, in 2012, Professor Feng became the Co-President of the Chinese Society for Rock Mechanics and Engineering. He has made original contributions to the subject of "intelligent rock mechanics" and his methods have been applied to large rock engineering projects in China and other countries.


"There is no doubt that this compendium not only will be of great assistance to all those working in the subject area, whether in research or practice, but it also marks just how far the subject has developed in the 50+ years since 1962 and especially in the 20+ years since the last such survey."

John A. Hudson, Emeritus Professor, Imperial College London, UK. President of the International Society for Rock Mechanics (ISRM) 2007-2011