Soft Rock Mechanics and Engineering

  • Milton Kanji
  • Manchao He
  • Luís Ribeiro e Sousa

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Milton A. Kanji, Manchao He
    Pages 1-5
  3. He Manchao, Sun Xiaoming
    Pages 7-17
  4. Georg R. Sadowski
    Pages 19-35
  5. Filipe Telmo Jeremias, Juan Montero Olarte, António B. Pinho, Isabel M. R. Duarte, Haris Saroglou, Mario Camilo Torres Suárez
    Pages 37-107
  6. Eraldo L. Pastore
    Pages 109-128
  7. Mauricio Giambastiani
    Pages 129-161
  8. Zhigang Tao, Cuiying Zhou, Luís Ribeiro e Sousa, Zhao Feifei
    Pages 163-186
  9. Luís Ribeiro e Sousa, Rita Leal e Sousa, Zhou Cuiying, Karim Karam
    Pages 187-234
  10. Eduardo Antonio Gomes Marques, Eurípedes do Amaral Vargas Jr, Marcio Fernandes Leão
    Pages 251-290
  11. H. Robert G. K. Hack
    Pages 291-333
  12. Predrag Miščević, Nataša Štambuk Cvitanović, Goran Vlastelica
    Pages 335-371
  13. Paulo Cella, Luiz Castro, Trevor Carter
    Pages 373-406
  14. Milton Assis Kanji, Marcio Leão
    Pages 407-421
  15. He Manchao, Sun Xiaoming
    Pages 423-435
  16. He Manchao, Han Jun, Cao Chen
    Pages 437-454
  17. He Manchao, Gao Yubing, Gong Weili
    Pages 455-476
  18. Luís Ribeiro e Sousa, Hui Zhou, Rita Leal e Sousa, Chuanqing Zhang
    Pages 541-577
  19. Nicholas Vlachopoulos, Bradley Forbes, Ioannis Vazaios
    Pages 579-621
  20. Qiujing Pan, Daniel Dias
    Pages 623-661
  21. Clovis Gonzatti, João Alberto Fiorentini, Luiz Zorzi, Ivone Maria Agostini
    Pages 663-697
  22. Ricardo Abrahão
    Pages 699-718
  23. Manoel de S. Freitas Jr
    Pages 719-742
  24. Back Matter
    Pages 743-757

About this book


This book offers a practical reference guide to soft rock mechanics for engineers and scientists. Written by recognized experts, it will benefit professionals, contractors, academics, researchers and students working on rock engineering projects in the fields of civil engineering, mining and construction engineering.

Soft Rock Mechanics and Engineering covers a specific subject of great relevance in Rock Mechanics – and one that is directly connected to the design of geotechnical structures under difficult ground conditions. The book addresses practical issues related to the geomechanical properties of these types of rock masses and their characterization, while also discussing advances regarding in situ investigation, safety, and monitoring of geotechnical structures in soft rocks. Lastly, it presents important case histories involving tunnelling, dam foundations, coal and open pit mines and landslides.


Soft Rock Engineering Design in Tunnelling and Dam Foundations Coal Mines Testing Methodologies of Soft Rocks Properties of Soft Rocks Control Measures in Difficult Ground Conditions Supporting Systems in Difficult Ground Conditions Non-Linear Large Deformations Supporting Principles

Editors and affiliations

  • Milton Kanji
    • 1
  • Manchao He
    • 2
  • Luís Ribeiro e Sousa
    • 3
  1. 1.Polytechnical SchoolUniversity of São PauloSão PauloBrazil
  2. 2.State Key Laboratory for GeoMechanics and Deep Underground EngineeringChina University of Mining & Technology (Beijing), Tongji UniversityBeijingChina
  3. 3.Department of Civil EngineeringUniversity of PortoPortoPortugal

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