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The Blue Book

The Blue Book: "The Complete ISRM Suggested Methods for Rock Characterization, Testing and Monitoring:1974-2006", Edited by R. Ulusay and J.A. Hudson.

Below you can download three pdfs, which have been prepared by Professor Resat Ulusay, the President of the ISRM's Commission on Testing Methods.

ISRM members can download all Suggested Methods from this page.

The Blue Book can be purchased from the Secretariat or from the Turkish National Group

Bellow you can find a complete list of the Suggested Methods contained in the Blue Book. Each can be obtained from the ISRM Secretariat (Purchase Form).

ISRM SUGGESTED METHODS PUBLISHED BETWEEN 1974 AND 2006

1- SITE CHARACTERIZATION

  • SM for Quantitative Description of Discontinuities in Rock Masses - 1978 [EUR 8]
  • SM for Geophysical Logging of Boreholes - 1981 [EUR 4]

2 - LABORATORY TESTING

  • SM for Petrographic Description of Rocks - 1978 [EUR 4]
  • SM for Determining Water Content, Porosity, Density, Absorption and Related Properties and Swelling and Slake-Durability Index Properties - 1977 [EUR 4]
  • SM for Determining Hardness and Abrasiveness of Rocks – 1978 [EUR 4] 
  • SM for Determining the Shore Hardness Value for Rock - 2006 [EUR 4]
  • SM for Determining Sound Velocity - 1978 [EUR 4]
  • SM for Determining Point Load Strength - 1985 [EUR 4]
  • SM for Determining the Indentation Hardness Index of Rock Materials - 1998 [EUR 4]
  • SM for Determining Block Punch Strength Index (BPI) - 2001 [EUR 4]
  • SM for Determining the Uniaxial Compressive Strength and Deformability of Rock Materials - 1979 [EUR 4]
  • SM for Determining the Strength of Rock Materials in Triaxial Compression - 1978 [EUR 4]
  • SM for Determining Shear Strength - 1974 [EUR 4]
  • SM for Determining Tensile Strength of Rock Materials - 1978 [EUR 4]
  • SM for Laboratory Testing of Argillaceous Swelling Rock - 1989 [EUR 4]
  • SM for Laboratory Testing of Swelling Rocks - 1999 [EUR 4]
  • SM for the Complete Stress-Strain Curve for Intact Rock in Uniaxial Compression - 1999 [EUR 4]
  • SM for Determining the Fracture Toughness of Rock - 1988 [EUR 4]
  • SM for Determining Mode I Fracture Toughness Using Cracked Chevron Notched Brazilian Disc (CCNBD) Specimens - 1995 [EUR 4]

3 - FIELD TESTING

3.1 DEFORMABILITY TESTS

  • SM for Determining In Situ Deformability of Rock - 1979 [EUR 4]
  • SM for Deformability Determination Using a Large Flat Jack Technique 1986 [EUR 4]
  • SM for Deformability Determination Using a Flexible Dilatometer – 1987 [EUR 4]
  • SM for Deformability Determination Using a Stiff Dilatometer - 1996 [EUR 4]

3.2 IN SITU TRESS MEASUREMENTS

  • SM for Rock Stress Determination - 1987 [EUR 4]
  • SM for In Situ Stress Measurement Using the Compact Conical-Ended Borehole Overcoring (CCBO) Technique - 1999 [EUR 4]
  • SM for Rock Stress Estimation - 2003 
    • Part 1: Strategy for Rock Stress Estimation [EUR 4] 
    • Part 2: Overcoming Methods [EUR 4]
    • Part 3: Hydraulic Fracturing (HF) and/or Hydraulic Testing of Pre-existing    Fractures (HTPF) [EUR 4]
    • Part 4: Quality Control of Rock Stress Estimation [EUR 4]

3.3 GEOPHYSICAL TESTING

  • SM for Seismic Testing Within and Between Boreholes - 1988 [EUR 4]
  • SM for Land Geophysics in Rock Engineering - 2004 [EUR 4]
  • SM for Borehole Geophysics in Rock Engineering - 2006 [EUR 8]

3.4 OTHER TESTS

  • SM for Rapid Field Identification of Swelling and Slaking Rocks - 1994 [EUR 4]
  • SM for Large Scale Sampling and Triaxial Testing of Jointed Rock - 1989 [EUR 4]

3.5 BOLTING AND ANCHORING TESTS

  • SM for Rockbolt Testing - 1974 [EUR 4]
  • SM for Rock Anchorage Testing - 1985 [EUR 4]

4 - MONITORING

  • SM for Monitoring Rock Movements Using Borehole Extensometers - 1978 [EUR 4]
  • SM for Monitoring Rock Movements Using Inclinometers and Tiltmeters - 1977 [EUR 4]
  • SM for Pressure Monitoring Using Hydraulic Cells - 1980 [EUR 4]
  • SM for Surface Monitoring of Movements Across Discontinuities - 1984 [EUR 4]
  • SM for Blast Vibration Monitoring - 1992 [EUR 4]

 

DISCLAIMER: Most of the Suggested Methods documents were originally published as articles in the International Journal of Rock Mechanics and Mining Sciences. Accordingly, the ISRM cannot supply the original documents (which are in the Journal issues). All the items above are supplied as photocopies.




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