Mining and Rock Construction Technology Desk Reference

Rock Mechanics, Drilling & Blasting

Edited by Agne Rustan, Claude Cunningham, William Fourney, Alex Spathis, K.R.Y. Simha

© 2010 – CRC Press

466 pages

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Hardback: 9780415600439
pub: 2010-11-09
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About the Book

A comprehensive and illustrated desk reference with terms, definitions, explanations, abbreviations, trade names, quantifications, units and symbols used in rock mechanics, drilling and blasting. Now including rock mechanics as well, this updated edition presents 5127 terms, 637 symbols, 507 references, 236 acronyms, 108 formulas, 68 figures, 47 tables, 58 abbreviations and 7 shortened forms. Terms are also included from related disciplines commonly used, such as chemistry, detonics, fractography, fracture dynamics, mechanics and strength of materials, micro mechanics, geology, geophysics, image analysis, petrology, physics, seismology and more. This extended and updated edition of 'Rock Blasting Terms and Symbols' (Balkema, 1998) by Dr. Agne Rustan is an essential reference for engineers and advanced students in mining, geotechnical, geological, tunneling and construction engineering.

Table of Contents

Introduction; Terminology list; User Notes; Terms; List of symbols; Symbols; Greek symbols; References.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
TEC009020
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Civil / General
TEC009150
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Civil / Soil & Rock