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Rock Manual Part 2: (See also USBR standards and the USACE Handbook)

International Society of Rock Mechanics (ISRM) Suggested Methods and Ancillary Testing Related Reports

These materials can be ordered directly from ISRM. Note: Reclamation has a subscription to these services, so Reclamation employees can access these materials from our intranet  library.

  1. Basic Geotechnical Description of Rock Masses, 1981 April
     
  2. Recommendations on Site Investigation Techniques, 1975 July
     
  3. Characterization of Swelling Rock, 1983 October
     
  4. Suggested Methods for Laboratory Testing of Argillaceous Swelling Rocks,1989 October
     
  5. Comments and Recommendations on Design and Analysis Procedures for Structures in Argillaceous Swelling Rock, 1994 October
     
  6. Suggested Methods for Rapid Field Identification of Swelling and Slaking Rocks, 1994 October
     
  7. Terminology, 1975 (English, German, French) July only have part 1 of 2
     
  8. Suggested Method for Blast Vibration Monitoring, 1992 March
     
  9. Suggested Methods for Determining Water Content, Porosity, Density, Absorption and Related Properties and Swelling and Slake-Durability Index Properties, 1972 October
     
  10. Suggested Methods for Determining the Uniaxial Compressive Strength and Deformability of Rock Materials, 1972 October
     
  11. Suggested Methods for Determining Shear Strength, 1974 February
     
  12. Suggested Methods for Rockbolt Testing, 1974 March
     
  13. Suggested Methods for Determining Hardness and Abrasiveness of Rocks, 1977 March
     
  14. Suggested Methods for Determining Mode 1 Fracture Toughness Using Cracked Chevron Notched Brazilian Disc, 1995 January
     
  15. Suggested Methods for Determining Sound Velocity, 1977 March
  16. Suggested Methods for Determining the Strength of Rock Materials in Triaxial Compression, 1977 March
     
  17. Suggested Methods for Determining Tensile Strength of Rock Materials, 1977 March
     
  18. Suggested Methods for Petrographic Description of Rocks, 1977 March
     
  19. Suggested Methods for the Quantitative Description of Discontinuities in Rock Masses, 1977 October
     
  20. Suggested Methods for Monitoring Rock Movements Using Borehole Extensometers, 1977 November
     
  21. Suggested Methods for Monitoring Rock Movements Using Inclinometers and Tiltmeters, 1977 December
     
  22. Suggested Methods for Determining in Situ Deformability of Rock, 1978 September
     
  23. Suggested Methods for Pressure Monitoring Using Hydraulic Cells, 1979 December
     
  24. Suggested Methods for Geophysical Logging of Boreholes, 1981 February
     
  25. Suggested Methods for Borehole Geophysics in Rock Engineering November 2005
     
  26. Suggested Methods for Surface Monitoring of Movements across Discontinuities, 1984 October
     
  27. Suggested Methods for Determining Point Load Strength, 1985 April
     
  28. Suggested Methods for Large Scale Sampling and Triaxial Testing of Jointed Rock,1989 October
     
  29. Suggested Methods for Rock Anchorage Testing, 1985 April
     
  30. Suggested Methods for Deformability Determination Using a Large Flat Jack Technique, 1986 April
     
  31. Suggested Methods for Rock Stress Determination, 1987 February
     
  32. Suggested Methods for Deformability Determination Using a Flexible Dilatometer, 1987 April
     
  33. Suggested Methods for Determining the Fracture Toughness of Rock, 1988 April
     
  34. Suggested Methods for Seismic Testing within and between Boreholes, 1988 December
     
  35. Suggested Method for Deformability Determination Using a Stiff Dilatometer, 1996 October
  36. Suggested Method for Determining the Indentation Hardness Index of Rock Materials, 1998 September
     
  37. Suggested Method for in Situ Stress Measurement Using the Compact Conical-Ended Borehole Overcoring (CCBO) Technique, 1999 April
     
  38. Suggested Method for the Complete Stress-Strain Curve for Intact Rock in Uniaxial Compression, 1999 February
     
  39. Suggested Methods for Laboratory Testing of Swelling Rocks, 1999 April
     
  40. Suggested Method for Determining Block Punch Strength Index, 2001 December
     
  41. Suggested Methods for Rock Stress Estimation – Part 1: Strategy for Rock Stress Estimation, 2003 October
     
  42. Suggested Methods for Rock Stress Estimation – Part 2: Overcoring Methods, 2003 October
     
  43. Suggested Methods for Rock Stress Estimation – Part 3: Hydraulic Fracturing(HF) and/or hydraulic testing of pre-existing fractures (HTPF), 2003 October
     
  44. Suggested Methods for Rock Stress Estimation – Part 4: Quality Control of Rock Stress Estimation, 2003 October
     
  45. Suggested Methods for Land Geophysics in Rock Engineering, 2004 September
     
  46. Supporting Paper on a Suggested Improvement to the Schmidt Rebound Hardness ISRM Suggested Method with particular Reference to Rock Machineability, 1993 October
     
  47. A Suggested Improvement to the Schmidt Rebound Hardness ISRM Suggested Method with Particular Reference to Rock Machineability, 1993
     
  48. Supporting Paper on Determination of in situ Deformation Modulus: New Approaches for Plate-Loading Tests, 1997 December
     
  49. Professional Users Handbook for Rock Bolting (164 p.) – Dr Bengt Stillborg:Basic Geotechnical Description of Rock Masses
     
  50. Comments and Recommendations on Design and Analysis Procedures for Structures in Argillaceous Swelling Rock