This book is a collection of ISRM suggested methods for testing or measuring properties of rocks and rock masses both in the laboratory and in situ, as well as for monitoring the performance of rock engineering structures.
ISRM suggested methods for testing or measuring properties of rocks and rock masses
Guidance for rock characterization procedures is given
Methods can be used a standards on particular projects
This book is a collection of ISRM suggested methods for testing or measuring properties of rocks and rock masses both in the laboratory and in situ, as well as for monitoring the performance of rock engineering structures. The first collection (Yellow Book) has been published in 1981. In order to provide access to all the Suggested Methods in one volume, the ISRM Blue Book was published in 2007 (by the ISRM via the Turkish National Group) and contains the complete set of Suggested Methods from 1974 to 2006 inclusive. The papers in this most recent volume have been published during the last seven years in international journals, mainly in Rock Mechanics and Rock Engineering. They offer guidance for rock characterization procedures and laboratory and field testing and monitoring in rock engineering. These methods provide a definitive procedure for the identification, measurement and evaluation of one or more qualities, characteristics, or properties of rocks or rock systems that produces a test result.
The Present and Future of Rock Testing: Highlighting the ISRM Suggested Methods
Part I Laboratory Testing
ISRM Suggested Method for Determination of the Schmidt Hammer Rebound Hardness: Revised Version
Suggested Methods for Determining the Dynamic Strength Parameters and Mode-I Fracture Toughness of Rock Materials
Y. X. Zhou, K. Xia, X. B. Li, H. B. Li, G. W. Ma, J. Zhao, Z. L. Zhou and F. Dai
ISRM Suggested Method for the Determination of Mode II Fracture Toughness
Tobias Backers and Ove Stephansson
ISRM Suggested Method for Reporting Rock Laboratory Test Data in Electronic Format
Hong Zheng, Xia-Ting Feng, Zuyu Chen, J. A. Hudson and Yujie Wang
Upgraded ISRM Suggested Method for Determining Sound Velocity by Ultrasonic Pulse Transmission Technique .
ISRM Suggested Method for Determining the Abrasivity of Rock by the CERCHAR Abrasivity Test.
Michael Alber, Olgay Yaral?, Filip Dahl, Amund Bruland, Heiko Käsling, Theodore N. Michalakopoulos, Marilena Cardu, Paul Hagan,
Hamit Ayd?n and Ahmet Özarslan
ISRM-Suggested Method for Determining the Mode I Static Fracture Toughness Using Semi-Circular Bend Specimen
M. D. Kuruppu, Y. Obara, M. R. Ayatollahi, K. P. Chong and T. Funatsu
ISRM Suggested Methods for Determining the Creep Characteristics of Rock
Ömer Aydan, Takashi Ito, Ugur Özbay, M. Kwasniewski, K. Shariar, T. Okuno, A. Özgenog?lu, D. F. Malan and T. Okada
ISRM Suggested Method for Laboratory Determination of the Shear Strength of Rock Joints: Revised Version.
José Muralha, Giovanni Grasselli, Bryan Tatone, Manfred Blümel, Panayiotis Chryssanthakis and Jiang Yujing
ISRM Suggested Method for the Needle Penetration Test
Resat Ulusay, Ömer Aydan, Zeynal A. Erguler, Dominique J. M. Ngan-Tillard, Takafumi Seiki, Wim Verwaal, Yasuhito Sasaki and Akira Sato
Part II Field Testing
ISRM Suggested Method for Rock Fractures Observations Using a Borehole Digital Optical Televiewer
S. J. Li, Xia-Ting Feng, C. Y. Wang and J. A. Hudson
ISRM Suggested Method for Measuring Rock Mass Displacement Using a Sliding Micrometer
S. J. Li, Xia-Ting Feng and J. A. Hudson
ISRM Suggested Method for Step-Rate Injection Method for Fracture In-Situ Properties (SIMFIP): Using a 3-Components Borehole
Yves Guglielmi, Frederic Cappa, Hervé Lançon, Jean Bernard Janowczyk, Jonny Rutqvist, C. F. Tsang and J. S. Y. Wang
ISRM Suggested Methods for Rock Stress Estimation—Part 5: Establishing a Model for the In Situ Stress at a Given Site
Ove Stephansson and Arno Zang
Part III Monitoring
ISRM Suggested Method for Monitoring Rock Displacements Using the Global Positioning System (GPS)
Norikazu Shimizu, Shinichiro Nakashima and Tomohiro Masunari
Part IV Failure Criteria
Suggested Methods for Rock Failure Criteria: General Introduction.
R. Ulusay and J. A. Hudson
Introduction to Suggested Methods for Failure Criteria
Bezalel Haimson and Antonio Bobet
Mohr–Coulomb Failure Criterion
Joseph F. Labuz and Arno Zang
The Hoek–Brown Failure Criterion
Three-Dimensional Failure Criteria Based on the Hoek–Brown Criterion
Leandro R. Alejano and Antonio Bobet
Lade and Modified Lade 3D Rock Strength Criteria.
Sergio A. B. da Fontoura
A Failure Criterion for Rocks Based on True Triaxial Testing
Chandong Chang and Bezalel Haimson
Part V Additional Article on Rock Characterization
A Survey of 3D Laser Scanning Techniques for Application to Rock Mechanics and Rock Engineering