Rock Slope Engineering: Civil and Mining

Rock Slope Engineering: Civil and Mining 

Duncan C. Wyllie

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A variety of engineering activities require the excavation of rock cuts. In civil engineering, projects include transportation systems such as highways and railways, dams for power production and water supply, and industrial and urban development. In mining, open pits account for the major portion of the world’s mineral production. The dimensions of open pits range from areas of a few hectares and depths of less than 100 m, for some high-grade mineral deposits and quarries in urban areas, to areas of hundreds of hectares and depths as great as 800 m, for low-grade ore deposits. The overall slope angles for these pits range from near vertical for shallow pits in the good quality rock to flatter than 30◦ for those in very poor quality rock.

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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