Course Notes & Books

Dr. Evert Hoek's Practical Rock Engineering (2007 ed.) is a vital reference tool for engineers working in rock.

A free set of notes that are based on a number of case histories - each carefully chosen to illustrate the concepts and practical approaches used. From tunneling in South America to slope stability in Hong Kong, Practical Rock Engineering is an invaluable reference tool.

The notes are available in their entirety, or by chapter, below.

A number of other publications from Dr. Hoek are also available here. See the left sidebar for more information.


Other Publications

Support of Underground Excavations in Hard Rock

E. Hoek, P.K. Kaiser, and W.F. Bawden (2000)

A comprehensive volume dealing with the design of rockbolts, dowels, cable bolts and shotcrete for underground excavations in hard rock. Topics covered include rock mass classification systems, shear strength of discontinuities, analysis of structurally controlled failures, in situ and induced stresses, estimating rock mass strength, support design for overstressed rock as well as discussions on different types of underground support.

International Journal of Rock Mechanics and Mining Sciences

The International Journal of Rock Mechanics and Mining Sciences can be accessed on the Internet. Excerpts from Hoek & Brown's "Practical Estimates of Rock Mass Strength", and Hoek's "Hoek-Brown Estimates of Rock Mass Properties and their Impact on Design", as seen in Practical Rock Engineering, can be accessed in full through the Elsevier website by entering Dr. Hoek's titles in the "Search Journal in SCIRUS" box.

Rock Slope Engineering

E.Hoek, and J.W. Bray (ISBN 0-419-16010-8)

Underground Excavations in Rock

E.Hoek, and E.T. Brown (ISBN 0-419-16030-2)

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