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Rock Quality, Seismic Velocity, Attenuation and Anisotropy

By: NR Barton
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Rock Quality, Seismic Velocity, Attenuation and Anisotropy
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  • Rock Quality, Seismic Velocity, Attenuation and Anisotropy ISBN: 9780415394413 Hardback Dec 2006 Usually dispatched within 6 days
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Seismic measurements take many forms, and have a universal role in the earth sciences. There are huge rewards, to be gained from 'seeing' below the earth's surface. This book describes seismic behaviour at many scales, and provides the appropriate interpretation in terms of rock mechanics. Reviewing examples of seismic measurements from numerous fields in civil, mining, petroleum, geophysics, and tectonophysics, and stretching over ten orders of magnitude, the book considers seismic measurements from microcrack compliance in laboratory tests samples to crustal and mid-ocean ridge measurements, where the emphasis is on velocity-depth-age models. Between these extremes, Dr Barton covers in situ block tests, borehole stability, dam and bridge foundations, quarry blasting, transportation tunnels, rock caverns, nuclear waste repository studies and mine openings. The approach is cross-disciplinary and deliberately non-mathematical and phenomenological in nature, with a wealth of figures and a wide review of the literature from many earth science fields.

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Nick Barton has over 35 years of international experience in rock engineering from numerous tunnel, cavern and rock slope projects. He developed many tools and methods, such as the widely used Q-system, for rock classification and support selection and the Barton-Bandis constitutive laws for rock joint computer modeling. He currently teaches at the University of Sao Paulo and manages an international consultancy (Nick Barton & Associates, Sao Paulo -- Oslo).
By: NR Barton
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
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! a most important contribution from which both rock mechanics engineers and geophysicists will benefit immensely. From: IJRMMS 44 (2007), 1172 - 1176
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