Rock Quality, Seismic Velocity, Attenuation and Anisotropy

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CRC Press, Nov 3, 2006 - Technology & Engineering - 729 pages
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Seismic measurements take many forms, and appear to have a universal role in the Earth Sciences. They are the means for most easily and economically interpreting what lies beneath the visible surface. There are huge economic rewards and losses to be made when interpreting the shallow crust or subsurface more, or less accurately, as the case may be.

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Part II
Appendix A The Qrock parameter ratings
Appendix B A worked example
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Nick Barton has over 40 years of international experience in rock engineering, and has been involved in numerous important and iconic tunnel, cavern and rock slope projects. He has developed many tools and methods, such as the widely used Q-system, for rock classification and support selection and the Barton-Bandis constitutive laws for rock joint computer modeling. He currently teaches at the University of So Paulo and manages an international consultancy (Nick Barton & Associates, So Paulo – Oslo).

Dr. Nick Barton was the 2011 recipient of the distinguished Mller Award, an award that honours the memory of Professor Leopold Mller, the founder of the ISRM (International Society of Rock Mechanics), and awarded in recognition of distinguished contributions to the profession of rock mechanics and rock engineering.