Rock Mechanics in Engineering Practice

Libro : Rock Mechanics in Engineering Practice
Autor : K. G. Stagg - O. C. Zienkiewicz

Subject had reached a stage where some ‘consolidation’ was required. Over 300 papers were presented showing interest and activity stemming from professions as varied as Geology, Mining, Oil Technology and Civil Engineering. However, a demonstration was again given that a common language was absent, that much duplication of effort was current, that a divergency of views often existed on basic matters and that the practising engineer was left without guidance on how to proceed with his work:. An obvious need at such a stage in the development of a subject is for a text or treatise summarizing the progress already achieved, indicating promising lines for investigation and some of the current practice.