GEOMECHANICS AND ENGINEERING, vol.13, no.4, pp.571-584, 2017 (SCI-Expanded)
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GEOMECHANICS AND ENGINEERING
Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
geomechanics, slope mass rating (SMR), rock mass rating (RMR), Assalouyeh, CLASSIFICATION-SYSTEM, STRENGTH
Middle East Technical University Affiliated:
Slope mass rating (SMR) is commonly used for the geomechanical classification of rock masses in an attempt to evaluate the stability of slopes. SMR is calculated from the RMR89-basic (basic rock mass rating) and from the characteristic features of discontinuities, and may be applied to slope stability analysis as well as to slope support recommendations.