560 pages, 9x6 inches
Oct 2002 Hardcover
ISBN 1-58949-025-8


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This volume includes presentations and discussions on original researches, new developments, and case studies in rock mechanics and rock engineering for topics as wide as possible throughout the industry. The volume should be useful to the students, scientists and engineers from civil, mining, geological hydro-electrical and a lot of related fields.

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  • New ideas in geology & geophysics
  • Prediction & design of rock mechanics & engineering in the new century
  • Environment & Rock Engineering
  • Earthquakes & other geological calamity
  • Intelligent rock mechanics
  • Experimental rock mechanics
  • Numerical rock mechanics
  • Underground & surface railway
  • New techniques of design, construction & support in tunnels & large caverns
  • TBM performance & improved drilling
  • Dam & hydroelectric facilities
  • Theoretical studies & rock classification
  • New measurement techniques for rock engineering in laboratory & at field
  • Rock fracturing and loss of stability
  • Rock foundation & soil solidification
  • Civil engineering
  • Rock slopes
  • Underground mining & rock pressure
  • Nuclear waste repository studies
  • Subsurface storage of gas & oil
  • Case studies
  • Introduction of rock engineering