rock system

rock system

[′räk ‚sis·təm]
(geophysics)
In rock mechanics, all natural environmental factors that can influence the behavior of that portion of the earth's crust that will become part of an engineering structure.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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For an ore body/surrounding rock system, when the internal and external physical variations and the mechanical equilibrium state under stress reach the ultimate failure conditions, the accumulated elastic energy in the system exceeds the energy consumed for the system failure, and the excessive elastic energy is dissipated towards the outside world.
According to the energy theory [34,35], when the energy released from an unstable coal rock system is greater than the energy consumed, a rock burst will be induced.
Iterating this process for all of the bolts yields the total support reaction force of the rock system. The rock displacement is updated by solving (24).
Kuntz also says the rock system in Kincardine is the best place to bore a DGR to stash the waste.
Salt Range Pakistan is one of the reference marine strata of the world [20] and Chidru Formation represents the termination of Permian rock system in Western Salt Range, Pakistan.
This design enables All Terrain systems to transfer available power more efficiently than any other rock system available for machines of comparable horsepower, resulting in more productivity.
It has complex geology - the presence of several intervals and wide variation of mineral composition resulted in complex heterogeneous rock system at the Granite Wash play.
The soda-bottle and river rock system marked a point where the effort of multinational organizations reached small communities and developed their capacity to put in place an early-warning system.
"The Northern Rock system has been designed for use with Windows-based operating systems only," came the blunt customer-service reply.
Filtration potentials arise due to higher mobility of positive-charged ions in a capillary (quasicapillary rock system).