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Rock Engineering Design

By Xia-Ting Feng, John A. Hudson

CRC Press – 2011 – 468 pages

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    978-0-415-60356-0
    July 26th 2011

Description

Given the recent advances in site investigation techniques, computing, access to information and monitoring, plus the current emphasis on safety, accountability and sustainability, this book introduces an up-to-date methodology for the design of all types of rock engineering projects, whether surface or underground. Guidance is provided on the nature of the modeling to support design and the information required for design; also included is a procedure for technical auditing of the modeling and design together with the related protocol sheets. Written by two eminent authors, clearly structured and containing many illustrations, this volume is intended for consulting engineers, contractors, researchers, lecturers and students working on rock engineering projects.

Contents

1. Introduction

The purpose of this book

The structure of the book

The ‘long learning curve’

Rock engineering design, related subjects and the future

Chinese rock mechanics and Chinese rock engineering

Examples of rock engineering projects in China

Problems remaining to be solved

Chapter summaries

2. The ways ahead for rock engineering design methodologies

Introduction

Modelling and engineering design approaches

The integrated design approach

Modelling approaches which utilise computer networks

The idea of a Virtual Rock Mechanics Facility (VRMF)

Development of the method D, level 2, methods: ‘intelligent’ modelling

The integrated methodology for rock slope design

Case example using the rock slope integrated design methodology

Chapter summary

3. Flowcharts for rock engineering modelling and design

Introduction and summary of earlier work

The rock engineering modelling and design process

Use of the procedure in three illustrative case examples

Chapter summary

4. Specifying the information required for rock mechanics modelling and rock engineering design

Introduction

The different types of information required by the different modelling methods

Obtaining the required information and problems associated with site investigation and in situ monitoring

Illustrative case examples

Chapter summary

5. Technical auditing of rock mechanics modelling and rock engineering design

Introduction

Demonstration Example 1: The procedure for technically auditing a site investigation measurement—in situ rock stress (soft audit)

Demonstration Example 2: Technical audit of modelling for the design of hydropower caverns at the Laxiwa Yellow River site in China (semi-hard audit)

Chapter summary

6. Case example of the design and construction of a rock slope

Introduction

Types and features of large rock slopes at hydropower stations

Flowchart for the design of large rock slopes for hydropower stations

The features and constraints of the plunge pool slope

Initial design of the plunge pool slope

Feedback analysis and final design of the plunge pool slope

Modelling methods and codes used for the design and stability analysis of the plunge pool slope

Chapter summary

7. Case example of the design and construction of a large underground hydroelectric powerhouse in a deep valley region

Introduction

The underground powerhouse

The features and constraints of the Jinping II underground powerhouse

The approach used in the design and stability analysis for the Jinping II underground powerhouse

Modelling methods and computer codes used in the design and stability analysis for the Jinping II underground powerhouse

Establishment of the initial design

Stability appraisal of the underground powerhouse after excavation of Layer II

Conclusions

8. Protocol Sheets

Protocol Sheet 1: Objective and overall approach to the project

Protocol Sheets 2: Geological setting and site investigation

Protocol Sheets 3: Modelling

Protocol Sheets 4: Design

Protocol Sheet 5: Auditing evaluation

Chapter summary

9. Illustrative example of the Protocol Sheets use

Example completion of Protocol Sheet 1

Example completion of Protocol Sheets 2

Example completion of Protocol Sheets 3

Example completion of Protocol Sheets 4

Example completion of Protocol Sheet 5

Chapter summary

10. Concluding remarks

Appendix A. List of all the ISRM suggested methods (in chronological order)

Appendix B. The Chinese ‘Basic Quality’ (BQ) system for rock mass classification

B1 Introduction

B2 Terminology and symbols

B3 Classification parameters for the rock mass basic quality

B4 Classification of rock mass basic quality

B5 Engineering classification for a rock mass

B6 Establishing the KV and JV indices

B7 Preliminary assessment of the rock stress field

B8 Physical and mechanical parameters of the rock mass and discontinuities

B9 Corrected value of the rock mass basic quality index

B10 Stand-up time for an underground rock mass

B11 Acknowledgements

References and bibliography

Subject index

Colour plates

Author Bio

Professor Xia-Ting Feng obtained his PhD in Civil Engineering at the Northeastern University, China, where he continued as a Professor. He was admitted by the Hundred Talents Program to the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) in 1998 and later permanently joined CAS’s Institute of Rock and Soil Mechanics. He later obtained the support of the China National Funds for Distinguished Young Scientists and became a Chair Professor of the Cheung Kong Scholars’ Programme of the Chinese Ministry of Education. Dr Feng is the President of the International Society for Rock Mechanics for the period 2011–2015. He has made original contributions to the subject of ‘intelligent rock mechanics’ and his methods have been applied to large rock engineering projects in China and other countries.

Professor John A. Hudson graduated in 1965 from the Heriot-Watt University, UK, and obtained his PhD at the University of Minnesota, USA. He has spent his professional career in engineering rock mechanics—as it applies to civil, mining and environmental engineering—in consulting, research, teaching and publishing and was awarded the DSc. degree for his contributions to the subject. In addition to authoring many scientific papers and books, he edited the 1993 five-volume Comprehensive Rock Engineering compendium, and the International Journal of Rock Mechanics and Mining Sciences from 1983–2006. Since 1983, he has been affiliated with Imperial College, London as a Reader, Professor, and now Emeritus Professor and was elected as a Fellow of the UK Royal Academy of Engineering in 1998. Prof. Hudson was the President of the International Society for Rock Mechanics between 2007 and 2011. He is also an Honorary Professor at the University of Hong Kong and an Adjunct Professor in the Chinese Academy of Sciences.

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Description: By Xia-Ting Feng, John A. Hudson. Given the recent advances in site investigation techniques, computing, access to information and monitoring, plus the current emphasis on safety, accountability and sustainability, this book introduces an up-to-date methodology for the design of all...
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