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Rock Mechanics Based on an Anisotropic Jointed Rock Model (AJRM) / Edition 1

Rock Mechanics Based on an Anisotropic Jointed Rock Model (AJRM) / Edition 1

by Walter Wittke
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ISBN-13: 9783433030790
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 05/19/2014
Pages: 900
Product dimensions: 7.00(w) x 9.50(h) x 1.80(d)

About the Author

Prof. Wittke is Emeritus of the Technical University of Aachen, Germany, and General Manager of the engineering company WBI Prof. Dr.-Ing. W. Wittke Beratende Ingenieure für Grundbau und Felsbau GmbH, which he founded in 1980. From 1979 to 1983, he was President of the International Society for Rock Mechanics (ISRM), and from 1990 to 2002 President of the German Society for Geotechnical Engineering (DGGT). During his professional life, he has been working as a designer and expert for numerous tunnels and caverns. Moreover, he has been dealing with dam foundations and slope stability. Along with these activities, he applied the rock mechanical models and the corresponding numerical analysis models, which he developed together with his co-workers. With the aid of back-analysis of the stresses and displacements measured during the construction and operation of the different structures, he continuously revised and improved these models. His ambition is to transfer his knowledge, especially to the employees of WBI and to his children, working together with him. The results of his activities and works are published in numerous papers and publications.

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Table of Contents

Part A: Fundamentals and Models
Structure of Rock
Stress-Strain Behavior of Jointed Rock
Squeezing Rock
Rock Salt
Permeability and Seepage Flow
Coupling of Stress-Strain Behavior and Seepage Flow
Swelling Rock
Rock Mass In Situ Stress
Part B: Analysis and Design Methods
Finite Element Method (FEM)
Stability of Rock Wedges and Excavation Surfaces
Design Methods
Part C: Exploration, Testing and Monitoring
Site Investigation
Laboratory Tests
Field Tests
Stress Measurements
Evaluation of Rock Mechanical Parameters
Examples of Testing and Monitoring Programs
Part D: Applications and Case Histories
NATM Tunneling
TBM Tunneling
Powerhouse Cavern Estangento-Sallente
Tunneling in Swelling Rock
Rehabilitation of Urft Dam
Stabilization of a Rock Mass Slide

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