Engineering Properties Of Rocks by Lianyang ZhangEngineering Properties Of Rocks by Lianyang Zhang

Engineering Properties Of Rocks

byLianyang Zhang

Paperback | September 1, 2016

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More often than not, it is difficult or even impossible to obtain directly the specific rock parameters of interest using in situmethods. The procedures for measuring most rock properties are also time consuming and expensive.Engineering Properties of Rocks, Second Edition,explores the use of typical values and/or empirical correlations of similar rocks to determine the specific parameters needed. The book is based on the author's extensive experience and offers a single source of information for the evaluation of rock properties. It systematically describes the classification and characterization of intact rock, rock discontinuities, and rock masses, and presents the various indirect methods for estimating the deformability, strength, and permeability of these components as well as the in situ rock stresses.

  • Presents a single source for the correlations on rock properties
  • Saves time and resources invested on in situ testing procedures
  • Fully updated with current literature
  • Expanded coverage of rock types and geographical locations
Professor Zhang conducts research on Rock Mechanics, Rock Engineering, Sustainable Geotechnics, Geoenvironmental Engineering and Earthquake Engineering. He received his Master's Degree in Geotechnical Engineering from Tongji University, China and in Civil and Environmental Engineering from MIT, USA. His PhD was received in Geotechnical...
Title:Engineering Properties Of RocksFormat:PaperbackDimensions:394 pages, 8.75 × 6.35 × 0.68 inPublished:September 1, 2016Publisher:Butterworth (trade)Language:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0128028335

ISBN - 13:9780128028339

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction 2. In situ stresses 3. Intact rock 4. Rock discontinuities 5. Rock masses 6. Deformability 7. Strength 8. Permeability