Rock Mechanics

Theory and Applications with Case Histories

  • Walter Wittke

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XVII
  2. Introduction

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  3. Conceptual Models

  4. Analysis Procedures

  5. Application of Analysis Procedures

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  6. Rock Mechanics Investigations

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  7. Design and Construction of Engineering Structures in Rock: Examples

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  8. Back Matter
    Pages 1029-1076

About this book


The book introduces the reader to the fundamentals of rock mechanics and to its application to economic construction in rock. Models describe the mechanical properties and the permeability of rock. Numerical methods for evaluating the stability of structures in rock are given to solve special problems related to tunnels, caverns, pressure tunnels, dam foundations and slopes. Methods for testing the rock mechanical properties are described. A number of case histories enable the reader to make use of the content in his or her own work.


Felsbau Felsmechanik Finite Elemente Fundament economic constructions in rock finite element method mechanics rock mechanics stability

Authors and affiliations

  • Walter Wittke
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  1. 1.Institut für Grundbau, Bodenmechanik, Felsmechanik und VerkehrswasserbauRWTH AachenAachenGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1990
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-88111-4
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-88109-1
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