Rock Mechanics Products

  • Natural Stone in the Built Environment

    Resources, Use and Conservation

    By Akos Torok, Richard Prikryl, Jirina Prikrylova

    Fundamental and interdisciplinary textbook on natural stone properties, occurrence, exploration, use, decay and conservation. Primary information source for third-year students and professionals using natural stone in the built environment. Intended for a wide academic and professional…

    Hardback – 2016-03-01 
    CRC Press

  • Microcracking in Rock as Acoustic Emission

    By Tsuyoshi Ishida, Joseph Labuz

    Rock stress and rock damaging are some of the main obstacles encountered when designing and constructing engineering projects with rock. This book will provide a basis to interpret acoustic emission (AE) as damage processes in stressed rock, with applications to stress measurements, size effects,…

    Hardback – 2016-03-01 
    CRC Press
    Geomechanics Research

  • Time-Dependency in Rock Mechanics and Rock Engineering

    By Omer Aydan

    This book is concerned with time-dependency in rock mechanics and rock engineering, whose spectrum is very wide. While the term “time-dependency” involves time-dependent behavior/rate-dependent behavior of rocks in a conventional sense, this books attempts to cover the spectrum as much as possible…

    Hardback – 2016-01-15 
    CRC Press
    ISRM Book Series

  • Unsaturated Soil Mechanics - from Theory to Practice

    Proceedings of the 6th Asia Pacific Conference on Unsaturated Soils (Guilin, China, 23-26 October 2015)

    Edited by Zhenghan Chen, Changfu Wei, De´an Sun, Xongfu Xu

    In the past decades advances have been made in the research and practice on unsaturated soil mechanics. In 2000 the first Asia-Pacific Conferences on Unsaturated Soils was organized in Singapore. Since then, four conferences have been held under the continued support of the Technical Committee on…

    Hardback – 2015-10-14
    CRC Press

  • Practical Rock Mechanics

    By Steve Hencher

    An Ideal Source for Geologists and Others with Little Background in Engineering or Mechanics Practical Rock Mechanics provides an introduction for graduate students as well as a reference guide for practicing engineering geologists and geotechnical engineers. The book considers fundamental…

    Paperback – 2015-09-18
    CRC Press
    Applied Geotechnics

  • Volcanic Rocks and Soils

    Edited by Tatiana Rotonda, Manuela Cecconi, Francesco Silvestri, Paolo Tommasi

    Volcanic rocks and soils show a peculiar mechanical behaviour at both laboratory and in-situ scale due to their typical structural characters. Volcanic rocks and soils contains keynote lectures and papers from the International Workshop held in Ischia (Italy), 24-25 September 2015. The book deals…

    Pack - Book & CD – 2015-09-15
    CRC Press

  • Prestressed Concrete-Lined Pressure Tunnels

    Towards Improved Safety and Economical Design

    By T.D.Y.F. Simanjuntak

    Hydropower can be a source of sustainable energy, provided environmental considerations are taken into account and economic aspects of hydropower design are appropriately addressed. Using concrete-lined pressure tunnels instead of steel pipes may be economically attractive but may also have…

    Paperback – 2015-07-28
    CRC Press
    UNESCO-IHE PhD Thesis Series

  • Rock Engineering Risk

    By John A. Hudson, Xia-Ting Feng

    This book provides a new, necessary and valuable approach to the consideration of risk in underground engineering projects constructed within rock masses. There are Chapters on uncertainty and risk, rock engineering systems, rock fractures and rock stress, the design of a repository for radioactive…

    Hardback – 2015-05-05
    CRC Press
    ISRM Book Series

  • A Pictorial Guide to Metamorphic Rocks in the Field

    By Kurt Hollocher

    This book is an illustrative introduction to metamorphic rocks as seen in the field, designed for advanced high school to graduate-level earth science and geology students to jump-start their observational skills. In addition to photographs of rocks in the field, there are numerous line diagrams…

    Paperback – 2014-11-21
    CRC Press

  • Transit Development in Rock Mechanics

    Recognition, Thinking and Innovation

    Edited by Meifeng Cai, Yang Gengshe, Jin'an Wang

    Transit Development in Rock Mechanics—Recognition, Thinking and Innovation contains 150 papers presented at the 3rd ISRM International Young Scholars’ Symposium on Rock Mechanics (8-10 November 2014, Xi’an, China). The volume focusses on the transitional development in rock mechanics research from…

    Hardback – 2014-10-20
    CRC Press

  • Rock Fall Engineering

    By Duncan C. Wyllie

    Rock falls can be a public safety issue. This book provides comprehensive information on identification of these hazards, and design and construction of protection methods. Rock Fall Engineering describes first, the theoretical background to rock fall behavior in terms of the impact and trajectory…

    Hardback – 2014-09-24
    CRC Press

  • Legislation, Technology and Practice of Mine Land Reclamation

    Proceedings of the Beijing International Symposium on Land Reclamation and Ecological Restoration (LRER 2014), Beijing, China, 16-19 October 2014

    Edited by Zhenqi Hu

    Legislation, Technology and Practice of Mine Land Reclamation contains the proceedings of the Beijing International Symposium on Land Reclamation and Ecological Restoration (LRER 2014, Beijing, China, 16-19 October 2014). The contributions cover a wide range of topics:- Monitoring, prediction and…

    Hardback – 2014-09-23
    CRC Press

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