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Rock mechanics in the national interest.

Lisse, Netherlands: A. A. Balkema, 2001 Jul; 1:1-1570
It is fitting that the theme for this first U.S. Rock Mechanics Symposium to be held in the Nation's capital is "Rock Mechanics in the National Interest." This proceedings volume showcases all aspects of the science and engineering of rock mechanics that spans this broad theme - including many aspects of environmental protection, national security, the safe and effective extraction and utilization of natural resources, the development of civil infrastructure, and protection from the effects of natural hazards. This first U.S. Rock Mechanics Symposium of the new millennium celebrates a fittingly broad theme. This proceedings volume is the archival record of the third national symposium to be organized under the auspices of the American Rock Mechanics Association, following the 1997 meeting in New York, the 1999 meeting in Vail, and an intermediate NARMS meeting in Seattle in 2000. We thank all those who have contributed to the evident quality of this volume. We thank the session chairs that diligently sought contributions to their sessions, the authors who exercised their supreme creativity, and the reviewers who, often under pressing deadlines, provided critical feedback in assuring the best possible quality to this volume. A total of 270 abstracts were received, resulting in 210 papers arranged in 38 sessions. The abstracts were dual-reviewed, and the papers single-reviewed by a total of 95 reviewers, many named following. This review process was greatly expedited by the development of an on-line website, provided specifically for this purpose, and generously contributed by PanTechnica - this was a first for ARMA. This proceedings volume represents a truly international forum, comprising 101 papers from the United States, 22 from Canada & Mexico, 32 from Europe, 35 from Asia, 6 from South America, 3 from Africa, and 5 from Australia. Additionally, all quarters of the international rock mechanics community are represented, and roughly in equal proportion - one-third of the papers are from universities, one-fifth from the government, and one-fifth from the private sector. The remaining papers are the result of various fruitful collaborations
Case-studies; Coal-miners; Coal-mining; Computer-equipment; Computer-models; Computer-software; Engineering-controls; Geology; Geophysics; Ground-control; Ground-stability; Hazards; Injuries; Injury-prevention; Longwall-mining; Mathematical-models; Mechanical-properties; Mechanical-properties-testing; Mechanical-tests; Mine-disasters; Miners; Mine-shafts; Mine-workers; Mining-equipment; Mining-industry; Models; Monitoring-systems; Monitors; Occupational-hazards; Rock-bursts; Rock-falls; Rock-mechanics; Room-and-pillar-mining; Safety-engineering; Safety-measures; Safety-monitoring; Safety-research; Seasonal-activity; Seasonal-factors; Simulation-methods; Stress; Traumatic-injuries; Underground-miners; Underground-mining; Work-environment; Workplace-monitoring
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Elsworth-D; Tinucci-JP; Heasley-KA
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Rock mechanics in the national interest: Proceedings of the 38th U.S. Rock Mechanics Symposium, DC Rocks 2001, Washington, D. C., 7-10 July, 2001
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