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rock mechanics

n
(Geological Science) (functioning as singular) the study of the mechanical behaviour of rocks, esp their strength, elasticity, permeability, porosity, density, and reaction to stress
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Cornforth Consultants Inc.has promotedBen Georgeto senior associate engineer.He has 15 years of geologic engineering experience that includes rock mechanics, rock slope analysis and mitigation, and design of water resources infrastructure projects.He is one of the leading managers of Cornforth's rope access team.
Numbers of tests were carried for determination of physical and strength properties of collected representative rock samples from the alignment of tunnel in rock mechanics laboratory of mining engineering department; the average tests values are presented in table 1.
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Many rock mechanics problems in engineering, such as stability of underground roadways and pillars, are closely related to the mechanical properties and loading-rate dependence of rocks in the postfailure region.
Here they apply the approach to some important physical processes in rock mechanics, particularly involving in in-situ leaching, that have only been studied by engineers before now.
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