Rock Mechanics pp 241-282 | Cite as

Rock Stabilization

  • P. Egger
Part of the International Centre for Mechanical Sciences book series (CISM, volume 165)


From time to time a natural rock slope fails without any interference of man. Frequent are the cases where a mountain is just stable in its natural conditions, but is unable to support a supplementary load exerted e.g. by an arch dam. In a similar manner, the construction of underground cavities creates open surfaces in a rock mass which may be fissured and higly stressed being thus unable to withstand the new sollicitations. All these phenomena gave rise to the development of rock stabilisation techniques.


Rock Mass Water Test Rock Engineering Fissure Rock Grout Curtain 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • P. Egger
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  1. 1.Abteilung FelsmechanicUniversität KarlsruheGermany

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