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Rock Mechanics : An Introduction, Hardback Book


Rock mechanics is a multidisciplinary subject combining geology, geophysics, and engineering and applying the principles of mechanics to study the engineering behavior of the rock mass.

With wide application, a solid grasp of this topic is invaluable to anyone studying or working in civil, mining, petroleum, and geological engineering.

Rock Mechanics: An Introduction presents the fundamental principles of rock mechanics in a clear, easy-to-comprehend manner for readers with little or no background in this field.

The text includes a brief introduction to geology and covers stereographic projections, laboratory testing, strength and deformation of rock masses, slope stability, foundations, and more.

The authors-academics who have written several books in geotechnical engineering-have used their extensive teaching experience to create this accessible textbook.

They present complex material in a lucid and simple way with numerical examples to illustrate the concepts, providing an introductory book that can be used as a textbook in civil and geological engineering programs and as a general reference book for professional engineers.


  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 254 pages, No color insert in book. Color figures should be included on the website.; 163; 30 Halfto
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
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  • Category: Soil & rock mechanics
  • ISBN: 9780415809238

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