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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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The author wishes to express his great thanks to Aleksis Lehtonen of Helsinki University of Technology who helped with samples preparation and carried out tests in the laboratory of the Rock Mechanics Department at Helsinki University of Technology.
He earned an undergrad degree in physical geology--studying hard rock geology and applied geophysics--at Exeter University and later went back to obtain his master's engineering degree in rock mechanics at the University of London.
Practical estimates of rock mass strength, International Journal of Rock Mechanics and Mining Sciences, 34, 1165-1186.
The five-volume set edited by Xia-Ting Feng (who is currently Director of the State Key Laboratory of Geomechanics and Geotechnical Engineering in Wuhan--an in 2012, became the Co-President of the Chinese Society for Rock Mechanics and Engineering), "Comprehensive Rock Engineering", which was originally published in 1993, has had an important influence on the development of rock mechanics and rock engineering.
Experimental study of effects of cyclic loading and unloading pore water pressure on deformation characteristic of sandstone," Chinese Journal of Rock Mechanics and Engineering, vol.
These specimens were separated into two typical groups (Figure 5(b)), the samples of dimensions (50 mm in diameter and 100 mm in length) were tested to measure their uniaxial and triaxial compressive strengths using MTS 815 rock mechanics test systems, and the samples of dimensions (50 mm in diameter and 50 mm in length) were tested to measure shear strength using a direct shear testing machine.
While there appears to be no landform, rock mechanics or sedimentary evidence that this was a Neolithic quarry site devoted to the extraction of bluestone orthostats destined for use at Stonehenge, or for any other purpose, we would accept the possibility that there may have been temporary Mesolithic, Neolithic or later camp sites here over a very long period of time, as in many other sheltered and wooded locations in north Pembrokeshire.
International Journal of Rock Mechanics & Mining Sciences, 9, 579-602.
Numerical models are only sufficient if they follow the rock mechanics of the mine.
The Hoek-Brown failure criterion is an empirical stress surface that is used in rock mechanics to predict the failure of rock[1,2].
The paper covers topics in geotechnical and geotechnical earthquake engineering, including soil dynamics and earthquake engineering, foundation engineering and pile testing, excavation and shoring, embankments and retaining walls, tunnels and underground structures, dams and levees, expansive soils and loess, geology and rock mechanics, and geotechnical numerical modeling and computation.