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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.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Macroscopic observations and interpretation," Rock Mechanics & Rock Engineering, vol.
Although there are almost 100 years of mining history, the mine's rock mechanics data is very scarce for various reasons.
Fukui, "Index of loading-rate dependency of rock strength," Rock Mechanics and Rock Engineering, vol.
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.
Synopsis: Rock mechanics is a theoretical and applied science of the mechanical behavior of rock and rock masses; compared to geology, it is that branch of mechanics concerned with the response of rock and rock masses to the force fields of their physical environment
Li, "Discriminant models of blasts and seismic events in mine seismology," International Journal of Rock Mechanics and Mining Sciences, vol.
Brown, "Practical estimates of rock mass strength," International Journal of Rock Mechanics and Mining Sciences, vol.
Sun, "Rock rheological mechanics and its advance in engineering applications," Chinese Journal of Rock Mechanics and Engineering, vol.