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Rock Engineering provides a comprehensive explanation of the geological principles and ground investigations involved with geotechnical design and engineering of underground projects.
It offers an internationally applicable, practical guide for engineers and geologists responsible for considering different ground conditions, design and planning for excavation and underground projects. This informative and highly illustrated resource combines theoretical knowledge and practical examples of rock engineering with detailed case studies of tunnelling and hydropower projects. Theories and realities of risks and uncertainties are discussed to provide an understanding of the considerations needed for successfully planning and executing underground projects.
This fully updated edition has added focus on rock engineering applications in design, planning and excavation. Special chapters have been added dealing with the practical use of the Euro Code in rock design, the design principles of some special underground projects and three case histories. The ambition is to better cover the complex engineering geological process in rock construction from ground investigation to execution.
Rock Engineering, Second Edition:
outlines strategies for investigating different ground conditions
discusses new technology and methodology for detecting and analysing risks, and ensuring safety, accountability and sustainability is maintained
applies geological principles in rock engineering to detailed case study examples
explains the key principles of design of surface and underground structures
evaluates uncertainties in geological ground conditions
Rock Engineering is a valuable reference tool for geotechnical engineers, geologists, consultants, contractors, and advanced students on rock engineering and engineering geology courses
Published by ICE Publishing 2015
Dr Arild Palmström, has a M.Sc. from the Norwegian Technical University of Norway in 1967 and a Ph.D. from the Oslo University, Norway in1995. He has more than 50 years of experience in applied geology, rock engineering and design.
Dr Håkan Stille, Professor Emeritus of Soil and Rock Mechanics at the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) in Stockholm, has worked extensively in industry and academia. He has supervised more than 30 PhD students, of whom ten have studied rock grouting from different perspectives. He has also been involved in geotechnical engineering work throughout the world for more than 40 years.