New book for utilization of geotechnical engineering to Excavations

Book title:  "Engineering Design aspects in Geomechanics and Ground Control for Mining and other Excavations"

LOS ANGELES, CA, Apr 24, 2015 – Author Andy A. Afrouz shares this technical subject ( published by Xlibris) with motivation to transferring his lifelong professional knowledge and experience to the next generation of engineers, researchers and consultants to prepare them for their present or future endeavors in the field.  This work encompasses excavation engineering; geotechnical, mining and civil engineering; rock mechanics and ground control. It blends innovative theories with tried, tested and proven practical application at various sites where safety is of prime importance and failures can lead to catastrophic collapses resulting loss of life and or  money. 

     “Some of the main prerequisites to maintaining stability around a surface and or underground excavations by natural and or artificial means are to understand rock type(s), mechanics of ground movement, motive for utilization of an excavation and geometry of the ground failure or potential failure zones”, Afrouz explains.  The reason is that different failure mechanisms usually require different method of stabilization. The mechanism of ground failure is complex.  It is influenced by numerous complicated parameters, most of which are use and time dependent. This book provides practical examples on how analytical design principles can be utilized for engineering design of excavations, ground reinforcement or support under static, dynamic, passive and active mining and or other excavation conditions.  Numerous case studies and practical examples are included in the book, its appendix and with plenty of references cited in this work.

     The book is intended for the engineers, researchers, consultants, technical managers, teachers, and students who are engaged in the aforementioned fields as well as rock mechanics, geological, mining, civil and petroleum engineering, and those who are active in any kind of surface or underground excavation, drilling and blasting.

“Engineering Design Aspects in Geomechanics and Ground Control for Mining and other Excavations”

By Andy A. Afrouz

Hardcover | 6 x 9 in | 790 pages | ISBN 9781503529472

Softcover | 6 x 9 in | 790 pages | ISBN 9781503529489

E-Book | 790 pages | ISBN 9781503529496

Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author

Andy A. Afrouz has a PhD from the U.K., a post-MS and MS from the U.S.A. and a BS from the U.K. He was a past professional engineer from the province of Ontario, Canada, and Australia. He has extensive mining, rock mechanics, and ground control experiences, with variety of mine products and at all the professional levels in the U.S.A., U.K., Iran, Canada, France, Zambia and Namibia. He has published numerous nationally and internationally peer reviewed researched publications, including three books. His interests are mainly in the science, technology, space ventures, human interactions, nature, and literature. 

Xlibris Publishing, an Author Solutions, LLC imprint, is a self-publishing services provider created in 1997 by authors, for authors. By focusing on the needs of creative writers and artists and adopting the latest print-on-demand publishing technology and strategies, we provide expert publishing services with direct and personal access to quality publication in hardcover, trade paperback, custom leather-bound and full-color formats. To date, Xlibris has helped to publish more than 60,000 titles. For more information, visit or call 1-888-795-4274 to receive a free publishing guide. Follow us @XlibrisPub on Twitter for the latest news.

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