Rock Slope Stability

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Society for Mining, Metallurgy, and Exploration, 1999 - Technology & Engineering - 253 pages
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Whether you're involved in surface mine design or production, construction, education, or regulation, this is an important new book for your library. It describes the basic rock slope failure modes and methods of analysis--both kinematic and kinetic techniques. Chapters include geotechnical and geomechanical analysis techniques; hydrology; rock slope stabilization techniques; and geotechnical instrumentation and monitoring Numerous examples, drawings, and photos enhance the text.

The book is organized in a logical sequence to help the reader identify the potential failure modes(s), conduct appropriate tests for important geotechnical and geological parameters, analyze the stability of the rock slope, and design an appropriate monitoring system.

Rock slope stability and the design of the appropriate slope angle is extremely important for surface mining in these difficult economic times. The design of too flat of a highwall angle means considerable additional mining costs; the design of too steep of a highwall angle poses additional safety hazards.

Rock slope stability is also an important consideration in the design of transportation corridors, such as roads, highways, and rail lines. The design engineer and the regulator must be familiar with the concepts to choose the best design at the lowest cost.

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Well written book.. It covers everything I need to know about slopes for both highway rock cuts and quarry walls. I bought this just to confirm that I was using state of the art methods and it appears I am. Read full review

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