Weathering classification in the characterisation of rock for engineering purposes in British practice

  • Dearman W. R. 


Weathering concepts in pedologya are discussed and found inadequate for engineering geology. Weathering classifications, in engineering geological terms, that have influenced the development of ideas on the characterisation of weathered rock in the United Kingdom are reviewed. A preferred system, involving characterisation of both weathering stages and weathering grades, is presented, and an example of its application in engineering geological research is given.


Rock Mass Core Stone Engineering Geological Research 

Classification De L’al Tération Des Roches Appliquée A La Pratique De L’Ingénieur Dans Le Royaume Uni


Après discussion les concepts dáltération en pedologie ont été trouvés inadéquats en ce qui concerne la géologie de l’ingénieur. Les classifications de l’altération, en termes de géologie de l’ingénieur, qui on influencé le développement d’idées sur la caractérisation des roches altérées dans le Royaume Uni sont révisées. On y préfère un système, impliquant les caractéristiques des stades et des grades d’altération, qui est présenté; un example de son application à la recherche en géologie de l’ingénieur est donné.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Dearman W. R. 
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  1. 1.The University of Newcastle Upon TyneGreat Britain

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