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Engineering Properties of Rocks (Paperback) (Lianyang Zhang)
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Engineering Properties of Rocks, Second Edition, explores the use of typical values or empirical correlations of similar rocks to estimate their specific parameters. Although procedures for measuring most of a rock's properties are standardized and may even be simple, they are time consuming and expensive. In addition, they require well-prepared rock cores, which is often difficult or even impossible for weak rocks.
The book is based on the author's extensive experience and is a single source for the most relevant property correlations currently used in geotechnical gngineering, also exploring discontinuities, strength, deformability, permeability of rock masses, and calculations of stress.
- Presents a single source for the correlations on rock properties
- Saves time and resources invested on in situ testing procedures
- Fully updated with current literature
- Expanded coverage of rock types and geographical locations