Rock Slope Engineering: Civil Applications (5th Edition)


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Rock Slope Engineering: Civil Applications 5th edition covers the design; investigation; excavation and remediation of man-made rock cuts and natural slopes; primarily for civil engineering applications. It presents design information on structural geology; shear strength of rock and ground water; including weathered rock. Slope design methods are discussed for planar; circular; wedge and toppling failures; including seismic design and numerical analysis. Information is also provided on slope stabilization; blasting; movement monitoring and civil engineering applications.

This 5th edition has been extensively up-dated; with new chapters on weathered rock; including shear strength in relation to weathering grades; and seismic design of rock slopes for pseudo-static stability and Newmark displacement. It now includes the use of remote sensing techniques such as LiDAR to monitor slope movement and collect structural geology data. The chapter on numerical analysis has been revised with emphasis on civil applications.

The etextbook is written for practitioners working in the fields of energy and industrial development; transportation; and graduate and undergraduate level courses in geological engineering.

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Duncan C. Wyllie


CRC Press; 5th edition (September 16; 2017)




620 pages









Table of contents

Table of contents :
Content: Principles of Rock Slope Design. Structural Geology and Data Interpretation. Weathered Rock and Slope Stability. Site Investigation and Geological Data Collection. Rock Strength Properties and Their Measurement. Groundwater. Plane Failure. Wedge Failure. Circular Failure. Toppling Failure. Seismic Analysis of Rock Slopes. Numerical Analysis. Blasting. Stabilization of Rock Slopes. Movement Monitoring. Civil Engineering Applications. Appendices: Stereonets For Hand Plotting of Structural Geology Data
Quantitative Description of Discontinuities in Rock Masses
Comprehensive Solution Wedge Stability
Conversion Factors.

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