The ISRM Suggested Methods for Rock Characterization, Testing and Monitoring: 2007-2014

  • R. Ulusay

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Laboratory Testing

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 23-23
    2. Y. X. Zhou, K. Xia, X. B. Li, H. B. Li, G. W. Ma, J. Zhao et al.
      Pages 35-44
    3. Hong Zheng, Xia-Ting Feng, Zuyu Chen, J. A. Hudson, Yujie Wang
      Pages 57-94
    4. Michael Alber, Olgay Yaralı, Filip Dahl, Amund Bruland, Heiko Käsling, Theodore N. Michalakopoulos et al.
      Pages 101-106
    5. M. D. Kuruppu, Y. Obara, M. R. Ayatollahi, K. P. Chong, T. Funatsu
      Pages 107-114
    6. Ömer Aydan, Takashi Ito, Ugur Özbay, M. Kwasniewski, K. Shariar, T. Okuno et al.
      Pages 115-130
    7. José Muralha, Giovanni Grasselli, Bryan Tatone, Manfred Blümel, Panayiotis Chryssanthakis, Jiang Yujing
      Pages 131-142
    8. Resat Ulusay, Ömer Aydan, Zeynal A. Erguler, Dominique J. M. Ngan-Tillard, Takafumi Seiki, Wim Verwaal et al.
      Pages 143-155
  3. Field Testing

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 157-157
    2. S. J. Li, Xia-Ting Feng, C. Y. Wang, J. A. Hudson
      Pages 159-168
    3. Yves Guglielmi, Frederic Cappa, Hervé Lançon, Jean Bernard Janowczyk, Jonny Rutqvist, C. F. Tsang et al.
      Pages 179-186
  4. Monitoring

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 203-203
    2. Norikazu Shimizu, Shinichiro Nakashima, Tomohiro Masunari
      Pages 205-220
  5. Failure Criteria

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 221-221
    2. Bezalel Haimson, Antonio Bobet
      Pages 225-226
    3. Joseph F. Labuz, Arno Zang
      Pages 227-231
    4. Erik Eberhardt
      Pages 233-240
    5. Leandro R. Alejano, Antonio Bobet
      Pages 247-252
    6. Sergio A. B. da Fontoura
      Pages 253-258
    7. Chandong Chang, Bezalel Haimson
      Pages 259-262
  6. Additional Article on Rock Characterization

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 263-263

About this book


This book is a collection of ISRM suggested methods for testing or measuring properties of rocks and rock masses both in the laboratory and in situ, as well as for monitoring the performance of rock engineering structures. The first collection (Yellow Book) has been published in 1981. In order to provide access to all the Suggested Methods in one volume, the ISRM Blue Book was published in 2007 (by the ISRM via the Turkish National Group) and contains the complete set of Suggested Methods from 1974 to 2006 inclusive. The papers in this most recent volume have been published during the last seven years in international journals, mainly in Rock Mechanics and Rock Engineering. They offer guidance for rock characterization procedures and laboratory and field testing and monitoring in rock engineering. These methods provide a definitive procedure for the identification, measurement and evaluation of one or more qualities, characteristics, or properties of rocks or rock systems that produces a test result.


ISRM Suggested Methods Rock Characterization Procedures Rock Mechanics Rock Testing

Editors and affiliations

  • R. Ulusay
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Geological Engineering,Hacettepe UniversityAnkaraTurkey

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