Rock Mechanics pp 923-956 | Cite as

Examples of Rock Mechanics Investigations

  • Walter Wittke


Chapters 17 to 23 have described the various methods of exploration, laboratory and field tests, as well as procedures to measure deformations and stresses in engineering structures. When planning rock mechanics investigation programmes, it, is of the utmost importance that the necessary and suitable procedures be selected. No general rules may be stated in this regard. Which rock mechanics parameters need to be accurately determined depends on the engineering structure in question and the encountered rock masse Success in developing and carrying out an investigation programme at a reasonable cost depends heavily on the experience of the specialists involved in judging a rock mass’ mechanical characteristics and identifying the critical rock mechanics parameters.


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  1. 24.1.
    Tittke, W.; Plischke, B.; Hosang, K.-H.: Interpretation of the results of a rock mechanical test program for a powerhouse cavern by means of numerical analyses. In Proc. 4th Congr. ISRM, Vol. 3, Montreux 1979.Google Scholar
  2. 24.2.
    Wittke, W. Carl, L.; Semprich, S.: Felsmessungen als Grundlage für den Entwurf einer Tunnelauskleidung. Straße Brücke Tunnel 1 (1975) 1–8.Google Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

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

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