Rock Mechanics

For underground mining

  • B. H. G. Brady
  • E. T. Brown

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. B. H. G. Brady, E. T. Brown
    Pages 1-16
  3. B. H. G. Brady, E. T. Brown
    Pages 17-47
  4. B. H. G. Brady, E. T. Brown
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  19. B. H. G. Brady, E. T. Brown
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  20. Back Matter
    Pages 518-571

About this book

Introduction

Although Rock Mechanics addresses many of the rock mechanics issues which arise in underground mining engineering, it is not a text exclusively for mining applications. It consists of five categories of topics on the science and practice of rock engineering: basic engineering principles relevant to rock mechanics; mechanical properties of rock and rock masses; design of underground excavations in various rock mass conditions; mining methods and their implementation; and guidelines on rock mechanics practice. Throughout the text, and particularly in those sections concerned with excavation design and design of mining layouts, reference is made to computational methods of analysis of stress and displacement in a rock mass. The principles of various computational schemes, such as boundary element, finite element and distinct element methods, are considered. This new edition has been completely revised to reflect the notable innovations in mining engineering and the remarkable developments in the science of rock mechanics and the practice of rock engineering that have taken place over the last two decades.

Based on extensive professional, research and teaching experience, this book will provide an authoritative and comprehensive text for final year undergraduates and commencing postgraduate students. For professional practitioners, not only will it be of interest to mining and geological engineers but also to civil engineers, structural and mining geologists and geophysicists as a standard work for professional reference purposes.

B.H.G. Brady is Emeritus Professor and former Dean of the Faculty of Engineering, Computing and Mathematics at The University of Western Australia, and a consulting rock mechanics engineer.

E.T. Brown is Senior Consultant, Golder Associates Pty Ltd, Brisbane, Australia and formerly Senior Deputy Vice-Chancellor of The University of Queensland, Australia.

Keywords

engineering geology geotechnical engineering mining rock mechanics structural geology tunneling

Authors and affiliations

  • B. H. G. Brady
    • 1
  • E. T. Brown
    • 1
  1. 1.University of QueenslandAustralia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-015-8129-5
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1999
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-0-412-47550-4
  • Online ISBN 978-94-015-8129-5
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