Characteristics of Rock

  • Chester I. DuncanJr.


Rock is a naturally formed material comprised of mineral grains connected together by strong, permanent cohesive forces to form a solid, impervious mass having some degree of mineralogic and chemical consistancy.


Rock Mass Unconfined Compressive Strength Building Code Unconfined Compression Strength Rock Quality Designation 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1992

Authors and Affiliations

  • Chester I. DuncanJr.
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  1. 1.The University of Texas at ArlingtonUSA

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