Advances in rock mechanics and future trends
Available Online November 2016.
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- rock mechanics, numerical modelling
- Rock mechanics is an engineering discipline which is as old as 1770s. Coulomb of Mohr-Coulomb failure criteria fame carried out tests on rocks and presented the results in a paper to the French Academy. After about 150 years, Griffith proposed his theory of brittle material failure in 1921. At about the same time, Josef Stini, who recognized the importance of structural discontinuities on the engineering behaviour of rock masses, started teaching rock mechanics under the name ‘Technical Geology’ at the Vienna Technical University. He had published 333 papers and books during the ‘30s to 50’s, and founded a journal on the subject. Karl Terzaghi analyzed the rock slides in the Panama Canal, and presented them to the first international Conference on Soil Mechanics and Foundation Engineering in 1936. All these Scientists made significant contributions to the fundamental basis of rock mechanics. The dam, landslide and mine disasters which occurred during the ‘60s led to the formal development of rock mechanics as an engineering discipline in its own right.
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TY - CONF AU - B.B. Dhar PY - 2016/11 DA - 2016/11 TI - Advances in rock mechanics and future trends BT - Recent Advances in Rock Engineering (RARE 2016) PB - Atlantis Press SN - 2352-5401 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/rare-16.2016.94 DO - https://doi.org/10.2991/rare-16.2016.94 ID - Dhar2016/11 ER -