Rock Engineering, 2nd edition

Author(s): Arild Palmström and Håkan Stille
ISBN: 9780727759955
Publication Date: 19 December 2014
Stock level: In stock

£87.00

Format:Hardback
Publication status: Published
Publisher:ICE Publishing
Page size:234x156mm
Number of pages:456
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Rock Engineering provides a comprehensive explanation of the geological principles and ground investigations involved with the geotechnical design and engineering of underground projects.It offers an internationally applicable, practical guide for…



Subjects: Geology, geotechnical and ground engineeringWater engineering and wastewater managementGeologyGeotechnicsGroundwater
Product code: 9780727759955

Rock Engineering provides a comprehensive explanation of the geological principles and ground investigations involved with the 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 Eurocode 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.