Practical Rock Engineering is an e-book based upon Dr. Hoek's years of experience in rock engineering and has recently been reissued as the 2007 edition. The book presents rock engineering in a practical manner and in 17 individual chapters. Each chapter stands alone with its explanations, figures, tables, conclusions, and references. Fourteen chapters present topics ranging from development, design, rock mass classification, discontinuities, instability of tunnels, safety factors, analysis of rockfall hazards, rock mass properties, weak rock tunnels, rockbolts and cables, and shotcrete support to blasting damage in rock engineering. Chapters 6, 7, and 13 present solely case histories; these...

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