A comparison of existing schemes for the engineering description and classification of weathered rocks in Hong Kong

  • Gamon T. I. 


Existing indices suggested by The Geological Society Engineering Group Working Party, The International Society of Rock Mechanics, The British Standards Institution and The International Association of Engineering Geology for the description of rock material and structure have been compared, and a combination of these, and other published indices recommended for the description of weathered rocks in Hong Kong. Several existing classification systems have been reviewed, and the use of a site-specific system is recommended.


Rock Mass Uniaxial Compressive Strength Engineering Property Engineer Geology Rock Core 

Comparaison entre les descriptions et les classifications existantes. Application aux roches alterees de Hong Kong


L'auteur compare les indices existants recommandés par le “Geological Society Engineering Group Working Party”, la Société Internationale de Mécanique des Roches, la “British Standards Institution” et l'Association Internationale de Géologie de l'Ingénieur pour la description des matériaux rocheux et de leur structure. Il suggère une combinaison entre ces différents indices et d'autres publiés par ailleurs, pour la description des roches altérées à Hong Kong. Plusieurs systèmes de classification existants ont été passés en revue et l'auteur recommande la mise au point d'un système spécifique pour chaque site.


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  • Gamon T. I. 
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  1. 1.Freeman Fox and Partners (Far East)WanchaiHong Kong

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