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Journal of Mining Science

, Volume 44, Issue 1, pp 51–63 | Cite as

Review of rock mass rating classification: Historical developments, applications, and restrictions

  • C. O. Aksoy
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Abstract

Historical development of the rock mass rating (RMR) system, first developed and later reviewed by Bieniawski, and contributed by other researchers, is presented. The advanced version of RMR classification and the scope of its application are specified.

Keywords

Rock mass Bieniawski’s classification score estimation 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Mining EngineeringDokuz Eylul UniversityIzmirTurkey

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