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rock mechanics

[′räk mi‚kan·iks]
(geophysics)
Application of the principles of mechanics and geology to quantify the response of rock when it is acted upon by environmental forces, particularly when human-induced factors alter the original ambient forces.
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But, according to the majority of rock mechanics specialists, the experimentally and empirically developed criteria are much more efficient means used for prediction of the triggering of failure.
A geo-engineering classification for rocks and rock masses, International Journal of Rock Mechanics & Mining Sciences.
His success continues the Itasca tradition of combining practical sub-surface engineering with world-class rock mechanics research," said Itasca General Manager Will Pettitt.
June 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- MTS Systems Corporation (NASDAQ: MTSC), a leading global supplier of high-performance test systems and position sensors, today announced the receipt of a custom rock mechanics test system order from SINTEF to test the mechanical behavior of rock and rock masses.
In-house capabilities include environmental science, engineering, geohydrology, geotechnical engineering and instrumentation, geology and geophysics, rock mechanics and underground engineering and earthquake engineering.
In sections on elements of rock mechanics fundamentals; geomechanics, drilling, and production; and geomechanics and reservoir, they discuss such topics as the geomechanical characterization of rocks in the laboratory, modeling rock behavior, drilling performance, borehole stability during drilling, induced thermal fracturing, and environmental aspects.
As an engineering geologist with 30-years experience in rock mechanics, his consulting work can be a 24/7 job.
Diamond drill ("DD") holes DD-1 to DD-4 tested the Cerro Prieto zone, diamond drill holes DD-5 and DD-6 tested mineralization within the Los Mantos zone while holes DD-7 to DD-10 were primarily drilled to provide samples for rock mechanics testing.
Exclusive chapters on tunneling hazards, squeezing ground conditions (a full detailed case study), swelling ground conditions, critical state rock mechanics, etc.
In addition, he has also worked as President in Indian Water Resources Society; Indian Association of Hydrologists; Indian Society of Rock Mechanics and Tunneling Technology.
Core samples are critical to optimizing the mine plan with rock mechanics testing and maximizing the processing-plant recovery with metallurgical testing.