E-Books: Introduction into geomechanics

SchmuckgraphikThis library of articles is intended to act as a supporting document for students, who are interested in geo-engineering, especially in rock mechanics. It is not the aim to cover the topic "Geomechanics" in an exhausted manner, but do provide knowledge about selected topics at an introductory level.

This electronic text book is freeware, that means: it can be used free of charge, but it should be correctly referenced / cited, whenever parts of the content are used. Please note that this book is only for private and internal use.

This textbook is a "dynamic" one, in the sense, that content will continuously be updated and extended, starting in 2014 with the first few chapters. Also, colleagues, who are interested to contribute with additional specific chapters are welcome to contact us. We are aware, that nothing is perfect and without errors, therefore, do not hesitate to contact us in case you became aware of mistakes, errors etc. or with hints to improve the quality. The authors of the individual chapters are responsible for the content, which reflect their opinion or sight in respect to the corresponding topic. They and the editor do not take over any kind of responsibility.

Nr.InhaltAutorLetzte Änderung
01Stress and deformation tensorH. Konietzky2020 / 09 / 28
02Geomechanical methodsH. Konietzky2017 / 05 / 16
03Rock stressesH. Konietzky2020 / 12 / 03
04Behaviour of jointsV. M. Nguyen, H. Konietzky2016 / 12 / 19
05Particle methodsC. Jakob, H. Konietzky2014 / 08 / 15
06Characterization and fluid transport simulations of fractures and fracture networksC. Zeeb2016 / 12 / 19
07Optimization in geotechnicsH. Konietzky, M. Herbst2017 / 11 / 03
08Dynamic events in hard rocksC. Jakob, H. Konietzky2021 / 04 / 12
09Practical hints for using numerical methods in rock mechanicsH. Konietzky2021 / 05 / 28
10Rock mass classification systemsS. M. Abbas, H. Konietzky2017 / 09 / 11
11Simple analytical solutions for underground circular and elliptical openingsH. Konietzky2021 / 02 / 01
12Introduction into fracture and damage mechanics for rock mechanical applicationsH. Konietzky, M. Herbst2021 / 01 / 04
13Geometrical properties of rock joints and their effects on rock mechanical behaviourP. L. P. Wasantha, H. Konietzky2016 / 12 / 19
14Geomechanical issues in longwall miningC. Lehmann, H. Konietzky2016 / 12 / 19
15Hydraulic fracturingK. Yildizdag, F. Weber,, H. Konietzky2017 / 01 / 10
16Rock boltingH. Konietzky, T. Frühwirt2020 / 12 / 10
17Overview about rock mechanical lab testing - part I: mechanical testsT. Frühwirt, H. Konietzky2021 / 05 / 20
18Overview about rock mechanical lab testing - part II: visualisationH. Konietzky, T. Frühwirt, Y. Zhao2018 / 07 / 30
19Factor of safety calculations in geomechanicsH. Konietzky2021 / 01 / 08
20Shotcrete in tunnelling and miningS. Harms, H. Konietzky2020 / 03 / 26
21Overview about damage evolution of brittle rocksH. Konietzky, T. Frühwirt2016 / 12 / 08
22Geomechanical issues in room and pillar miningJ.-P. Schleinig, H. Konietzky2017 / 01 / 30
23Failure criteria for rocksH. Konietzky, M. A. Ismael2020 / 09 / 01
24Behaviour of anisotropic rocksM. A.Ismael, L. Chang, H. Konietzky2017 / 07 / 04
25Disasters with relation to rock mechanicsH. Konietzky2020 / 11 / 02
26Overview about rock drillingH. Konietzky2019 / 06 / 03
27Underground waste disposalK. Yildizdag, H. Konietzky2017 / 09 / 27
28Overburden subsidence and sinkholesS. Harms, H. Konietzky2020 / 10 / 26
29Overview about field measurements in rock massesH. Konietzky2021 / 03 / 10
30Thermal behaviour of rocksH. Konietzky, F. Wang2019 / 05 / 23
31Geohydraulics - fundamentalsH. Konietzky, K. Yildizdag2021 / 01 / 03
32Rock mass groutingH. Konietzky2019 / 05 / 30
33Mine backfill - an overviewH. Konietzky2020 / 11 / 02
34Salt mechanicsJ. Wichert, H. Konietzky, C. Jakob2018 / 07 / 24
35Dynamic rock propertiesH. Konietzky2018 / 07 / 10
36Risk management in rock engineeringC. Herrmann, H. Konietzky2020 / 11 / 24
37Borehole breakoutsAmmad, R., H. Konietzky2018 / 08 / 27
38Rock monumentsH. Konietzky, J. Wichert2020 / 11 / 24
39Building information modelling for geotechnical engineeringH. Konietzky2020 / 12 / 10
40Observational methodH. Konietzky2019 / 05 / 23
41Tunneling in rock massesC. Herrmann & H. Konietzky2019 / 10 / 30
42Cyclic fatigue of rocks and concreteZ. Song & H. Konietzky2019 / 10 / 18
43Concrete for geotechnical engineeringH. Konietzky2020 / 11 / 02
44Rock slope failure mitigation measuresH. Konietzky2020 / 04 / 01
45Underground storage of fluidsH. Konietzky2021 / 01 / 06
46Dam constructionsH. Konietzky2020 / 04 / 22
47Artificial intelligence in geotechnical engineeringE. Bennewitz & H. Konietzky2020 / 05 / 29
48Physical models for rock engineeringH. Konietzky2021 / 02 / 09
49Deep geothermal energyH. Konietzky2020 / 11 / 02
50Costal and river engineeringH. Konietzky2020 / 07 / 08
51Usage of underground spaceH. Konietzky2021 / 03 / 19
52Surveying for geotechnical engineersH. Konietzky2021 / 03 / 05
53Mine sealingH. Konietzky2020 / 12 / 02
54Simple visco-elastic and visco-elasto-plastic models for geotechnical engineersH. Konietzky2020 / 12 / 10
55Geophysical methods for rock engineering – an overviewH. Konietzky2021 / 03 / 10
56Useful numbers for geotechnical  EngineersH. Konietzky2021 / 05 / 25