Critical issues in soft rocks

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Milton Assis Kanji;
(2014)
  • Publisher: Elsevier BV
  • Journal: Journal of Rock Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering, volume 6, issue 3, pages 186-195 (issn: 1674-7755)
  • Publisher copyright policies & self-archiving
  • Identifiers: doi: 10.1016/j.jrmge.2014.04.002
  • Subject: Rock properties | Soft rocks | Rock mechanics | Geomechanical classification | Artificial materials | Engineering geology. Rock mechanics. Soil mechanics. Underground construction | TA703-712

This paper discusses several efforts made to study and investigate soft rocks, as well as their physico-mechanical characteristics recognized up to now, the problems in their sampling and testing, and the possibility of its reproduction through artificially made soft ro... View more
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