1st Edition

Rock Mechanics with Emphasis on Stress

By Fritz Rummel Copyright 2005
    260 Pages 50 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    On a global scale, crustal stresses are the result of plate tectonics. On a regional basis, the knowledge of stresses is of vital interest for deep mining, geothermal heat exploitation for electricity generation from deep hot rock formations, safe underground hazardous waste disposal scenarios in impermeable rock, and large-scale tunneling for high-speed traffic. This book originated in a workshop on Rock Mechanics with Emphasis on In-Situ Stress. The areas of focus includes a deeper understanding of large earthquake focal mechanics, the "Hot Dry Rock" (HDR) concept of geothermal energy exploitation, and the development of strategies for the stimulation of deep-seated fresh water reservoirs. Rock Mechanics with Emphasis on Stress will be of interest to geologists, seismologists, and geotechnical and civil engineers. 



    1. Stress in Rock Mechanics

    2. State of Stress in the Indian Subcontinent

    3. Hydraulic Fracturing Stress Measurements from Underground Openings in India

    4. Numerical Stress Field Modelling for Underground Structures

    5. Application of Tunnel Boring Machines for High-Speed Tunnelling in Extreme Geological Conditions

    6. Bhuj, 2001 and New Madrid, 1811-1812: The Case for Analog Earthquakes

    7. Seasonality Bias of Reservoir-Induced Seismic Activity in the Koyna Area, India

    8. Earthquake-Related Changes in Well Water Level and their Relation to a Static Deformation Model for the Seismically Active Koyna-Warna Region, India

    9. Geothermal Energy - An Energy Option for the Future

    10. The European Hot-Dry-Rock Project in the Tectonic Regime of the Upper Rhine Graben

    11. Underground Storage of Natural Gas

    12. Undergourn Storage of Nuclear Waste

    13. Sustainable Development of Groundwater from Hard Rock Formations






    Frits Rummel is associated with the Ruhr University Bochum, Germany and MeSy (India) Pvt. Ltd. Lucknow, India.