Rock mechanics and mining engineering.- Stress and infinitesimal strain.- Rock mass structure and characterisation.- Rock strength and deformability.- Pre-mining state of stress.- Methods of stress analysis.- Excavation design in massive elastic rock.- Excavation design in stratified rock.- Excavation design in blocky rock.- Energy, mine stability, mine seismicity and rockbursts.- Rock support and reinforcement.- Mining methods and method selection.- Pillar supported mining methods.- Artificially supported mining methods.- Longwall and caving mining methods.- Mining-induced surface subsidence.- Blasting mechanics.- Monitoring rock mass performance.
This new edition has been completely revised to reflect the notable innovations in mining engineering and the remarkable developments in the science of rock mechanics and the practice of rock angineering taht have taken place over the last two decades. Although "Rock Mechanics for Underground Mining" addresses many of the rock mechanics issues that arise in underground mining engineering, it is not a text exclusively for mining applications. Based on extensive professional research and teaching experience, this book will provide an authoratative and comprehensive text for final year undergraduates and commencing postgraduate stydents. For profesional practitioners, not only will it be of interests to mining and geological engineers, but also to civil engineers, structural mining geologists and geophysicists as a standard work for professional reference purposes.