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Publication Date: 1989
Richard E. Goodman
Introduces a new approach to rock mechanics called ''block theory,'' which formalizes procedures for selecting proper shapes and orientations for excavations in hard jointed rock. Applies block theory to rock slopes and underground excavations, and covers the Q theory of rock classification, the empirical criterion of joint shear strength, rock bolting, properties of weak rocks, statistical frequency of jointing, an empirical criterion of rock strength, and design of underground supports. Contains many new problems with worked-out solutions.Richard E. Goodman is the author of 'Introduction to Rock Mechanics', published 1989 under ISBN 9780471812005 and ISBN 0471812005.
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