Synopses & Reviews
With a modern approach and anticipating future developments, this volume introduces a fresh methodology for the design of all types of rock engineering projects, both at the surface and underground. It provides guidance on the nature of modelling to support design, on flowcharts, on the information required, and on the procedure for the technical auditing of modelling and design. The authors also describe and explain the use of computer programs, model calibration through site observation, interpretation of computer results and virtual underground laboratories. Elaborate case studies on the design and construction of a rock slope and of a large underground hydroelectric plant, as well as technical auditing protocol sheets with examples, further facilitate bringing theory into practice. Written by two eminent authors, this illustrated guidebook benefits engineers, contractors, clients, researchers, lecturers, and advanced students who are working on rock engineering projects in civil, mining, geological and construction engineering.
Templates of the protocol sheets and more information can be accessed at www.crcpress.com.
Given the recent advances in site investigation techniques, computing, access to information and monitoring, plus the current emphasis on safety, accountability and sustainability, the intention of this book is to introduce an up-to-date methodology for the design of all types of rock engineering projects, whether surface or underground. Guidance is provided on the nature of the modeling to support design and the information required for design; also included is a procedure for technical auditing the modeling and design together with the related protocol sheets. This modern approach to Rock Engineering Design includes a CD-ROM with protocol sheets. Written by two eminent authors, clearly structured and with many illustrations, this volume is intended for consulting engineers, contractors, researchers, lecturers and students work on rock engineering projects.