• Milton A. Kanji
  • Manchao He


This book, dealing with soft rocks and soft rock engineering, is a result of the dedication and effort made by several members of the ISRM Technical Commission on Soft Rocks, who contributed individually or in association with several coauthors.



Funding for this work was provided by the Soft Rock Engineering Mechanics Subject Development Strategy Research Project of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (2017-JS-A-1).


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Milton A. Kanji
    • 1
  • Manchao He
    • 2
  1. 1.Polytechnical SchoolUniversity of São PauloSão PauloBrazil
  2. 2.State Key Laboratory for Geomechanics and Deep Underground EngineeringChina University of Mining and TechnologyBeijingChina

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