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Rock Mechanics for Natural Resources and Infrastructure Development - Full Papers Proceedings of the 14th International Congress on Rock Mechanics and Rock Engineering (ISRM 2019), September 13-18, 2019, Foz do Iguassu, Brazil

Edited By Sergio A.B. Fontoura, Ricardo Rocca, José Mendoza Copyright 2020

    Rock Mechanics for Natural Resources and Infrastructure Development contains the proceedings of the 14th ISRM International Congress (ISRM 2019, Foz do Iguaçu, Brazil, 13-19 September 2019). Starting in 1966 in Lisbon, Portugal, the International Society for Rock Mechanics and Rock Engineering (ISRM) holds its Congress every four years. At this 14th occasion, the Congress brings together researchers, professors, engineers and students around contemporary themes relevant to rock mechanics and rock engineering.

    Rock Mechanics for Natural Resources and Infrastructure Development contains 7 Keynote Lectures and 449 papers in ten chapters, covering topics ranging from fundamental research in rock mechanics, laboratory and experimental field studies, and petroleum, mining and civil engineering applications. Also included are the prestigious ISRM Award Lectures, the Leopold Muller Award Lecture by professor Peter K. Kaiser. and the Manuel Rocha Award Lecture by Dr. Quinghua Lei.

    Rock Mechanics for Natural Resources and Infrastructure Development is a must-read for academics, engineers and students involved in rock mechanics and engineering.

    Proceedings in Earth and geosciences - Volume 6

    The ‘Proceedings in Earth and geosciences’ series contains proceedings of peer-reviewed international conferences dealing in earth and geosciences. The main topics covered by the series include: geotechnical engineering, underground construction, mining, rock mechanics, soil mechanics and hydrogeology.

    Keynote Lectures,  Muller Award,  Rocha Award,  Case histories and risk assessment in rock engineering,  Characterization of rock masses,  Foundations and underground excavations,  Fracture and dynamic behavior of rocks,  Instrumentations, monitoring and seismic behavior of rock masses,  Laboratory and field testing,  Mechanics of hard and weak rock,  Modelling and computational rock engineering,  Petroleum and energy applications,  Rock slope engineering.


    Prof. Sérgio A. B. da Fontoura is ISRM Vice-President for South America, and working at the Department of Civil Engineering, Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

    Ricardo José Rocca is working at the School of Civil Engineering, National University of Cordoba, Cordoba, Argentina

    José Félix Pavón Mendoza is working at Jose Pavon & Associates, Asuncion, Paraguay.