Rock Mechanics Felsmechanik Mecanique des roches. Supplementa

Geomechanik — Fortschritte in der Theorie und deren Auswirkungen auf die Praxis / Geomechanics — Progress in Theory and Its Effects on Practice

Vorträge des 20. Geomechanik-Kolloquiums der Österreichischen Gesellschaft für Geomechanik / Contributions to the 20th Geomechanical Colloquium of the Austrian Society for Geomechanics

Editors: Müller, Leopold (Hrsg.)

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An important objective of the civil and mining engineer concerned with structures in rock such as tunnels, open pits, dam foundations and so forth is the creation of a safe and efficient design. This necessitates an estimate of the immediate and long-term performance of the surface or subsurface opening or foundation, whichever the case may be. This in turn requires a quantitative estimate of those physical and mechanical properties of the rock mass which govern its strength, permeability and deformation charac­ teristics. To a lesser or greater extent, depending upon the type of engineer­ ing structure considered, these properties are a function of the 1) attitude, 2) geometry and 3) spatial distribution of the joints and other discontinuities in the mass. All three factors can be determined, since the joints are detect­ able features whose characteristics can be quantitatively measured and described. Joints are universally present in rock masses and have strength, per­ meability and deformational characteristics appreciably different from those of the intact rock. Depending upon the origin of the joints sets, their characteristics can vary greatly. Not only can the average spacing between joints vary within wide limits, but the nature and degree of joint infilling material, physical characteristics of their planes and their degree of develop­ ment can be vastly different. Because of variations in these properties one joint set can have very different effects than another on, for example, shear characteristics. Hence, each joint set should be examined individually for its properties.

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Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Geomechanik — Fortschritte in der Theorie und deren Auswirkungen auf die Praxis / Geomechanics — Progress in Theory and Its Effects on Practice
Book Subtitle
Vorträge des 20. Geomechanik-Kolloquiums der Österreichischen Gesellschaft für Geomechanik / Contributions to the 20th Geomechanical Colloquium of the Austrian Society for Geomechanics
Series Title
Rock Mechanics Felsmechanik Mecanique des roches. Supplementa
Series Volume
2
Copyright
1973
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Wien
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Wien
eBook ISBN
978-3-7091-2094-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-7091-2094-1
Softcover ISBN
978-3-211-81111-5
Series ISSN
0080-3375
Edition Number
1
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