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Description - Rock Quality, Seismic Velocity, Attenuation and Anisotropy by Nick Barton

Seismic measurements take many forms, and have a universal role in the earth sciences. There are huge rewards to be gained from 'seeing' below the earth's surface. This unique book describes seismic behaviour at many scales, and provides the appropriate interpretation in terms of rock mechanics. Reviewing examples of seismic measurements from numerous fields in civil, mining, petroleum, geophysics, and tectonophysics, and stretching over ten orders of magnitude, the book considers seismic measurements from microcrack compliance in laboratory tests samples to crustal and mid-ocean ridge measurements, where the emphasis is on velocity-depth-age models. Between these extremes, Dr Barton covers in situ block tests, borehole stability, dam and bridge foundations, quarry blasting, transportation tunnels, rock caverns, nuclear waste repository studies and mine openings. The approach is cross-disciplinary and deliberately non-mathematical and phenomenological in nature, with a wealth of figures and a wide review of the literature from many earth science fields. Intended for consultants, practitioners, university teachers and senior students in geophysics, geology and engineering geology who are engaged with the interpretation of seismic measurements in rock and petroleum engineering.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780415394413
ISBN-10: 0415394414
Format: Hardback
(276mm x 216mm x mm)
Pages: 756
Imprint: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 31-Oct-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Nick Barton

Nick Barton has over 35 years of international experience in rock engineering from numerous tunnel, cavern and rock slope projects. He developed many tools and methods, such as the widely used Q-system, for rock classification and support selection and the Barton-Bandis constitutive laws for rock joint computer modeling. He currently teaches at the University of Sao Paulo and manages an international consultancy (Nick Barton & Associates, Sao Paulo -- Oslo).