This title covers the fundamental properties of rock joints, the method of laboratory testing of rock joints, and shear strength assessment under different loading conditions. This work is intended as a reference text for students and practitioners in mining and rock engineering.

chapter Chapter 1|16 pages

Characterization of joint surface roughness

chapter Chapter 2|37 pages

Shear behaviour of clean rock joints

chapter Chapter 3|39 pages

Infilled rock joint behaviour

chapter Chapter 4|47 pages

Modelling the shear behaviour of rock joints