Rock Mechanics: For underground mining (Google eBook)

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Springer Science & Business Media, Jan 25, 2007 - Science - 646 pages
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Although Rock Mechanics addresses many of the rock mechanics issues which arise in underground mining engineering, it is not a text exclusively for mining applications. It consists of five categories of topics on the science and practice of rock engineering: basic engineering principles relevant to rock mechanics; mechanical properties of rock and rock masses; design of underground excavations in various rock mass conditions; mining methods and their implementation; and guidelines on rock mechanics practice. Throughout the text, and particularly in those sections concerned with excavation design and design of mining layouts, reference is made to computational methods of analysis of stress and displacement in a rock mass. The principles of various computational schemes, such as boundary element, finite element and distinct element methods, are considered. This new edition has been completely revised to reflect the notable innovations in mining engineering and the remarkable developments in the science of rock mechanics and the practice of rock engineering that have taken place over the last two decades. Based on extensive professional, research and teaching experience, this book will provide an authoritative and comprehensive text for final year undergraduates and commencing postgraduate students. For professional practitioners, not only will it be of interest to mining and geological engineers but also to civil engineers, structural and mining geologists and geophysicists as a standard work for professional reference purposes. B.H.G. Brady is Emeritus Professor and former Dean of the Faculty of Engineering, Computing and Mathematics at The University of Western Australia, and a consulting rock mechanics engineer. E.T. Brown is Senior Consultant, Golder Associates Pty Ltd, Brisbane, Australia and formerly Senior Deputy Vice-Chancellor of The University of Queensland, Australia.
  

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Contents

Rock mechanics and mining engineering
1
Stress and infinitesimal strain
17
Rock mass structure and characterisation
46
Rock strength and deformability
85
Premining state of stress
142
Methods of stress analysis
165
Excavation design in massive elastic rock
197
Excavation design in stratified rock
224
Artificially supported mining methods
408
Longwall and caving mining methods
430
Mininginduced surface subsidence
484
Blasting mechanics
518
Monitoring rock mass performance
543
Basic constructions using the hemispherical projection
568
Stresses and displacements induced by point and infinite line loads in an infinite isotropic elastic continuum
574
Calculation sequences for rocksupport interaction analysis
575

Excavation design in blocky rock
242
Energy mine stability mine seismicity and rockbursts
271
Rock support and reinforcement
312
Mining methods and method selection
347
Pillar supported mining methods
370
Limiting equilibrium analysis of progressive hangingwall caving
580
Answers to problems
585
References
589
Index
614
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