Rock Mechanics in Open-Pit Mining

CIM Bulletin, 1966

Chas. L. Emery Professor and Head, Department of Mineral Eng ineering, The University of British Columbia , Vancouver, B.C

The laws of rock mechanics a pply equally well to all rock structures, and open pits a re not exceptions. The concepts and some arguments about the emphasis to be placed on various aspects of open-pit design are discussed in this article.
Keywords: Change, force field, open pits, rock mechanics, shear strain, stress concentration, Load, Pits, Rock, Rocks, Shear, Shears, Strain, Water, Waters