1st Edition

Rock Mechanics with Emphasis on Stress

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ISBN 9780415374651
Published August 28, 2005 by CRC Press
246 Pages 50 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

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. 

Table of Contents

1. Stress in Rock 2. State of Stress in the Indian Subcontinent 3. Hydraulic Fracturing Stress Measurements from Underground Openings in India—A Feul Case Studies 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

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