THE GEOLOGICAL STRENGTH INDEX ( GSI ) : A CHARACTERIZATION TOOL FOR ASSESSING ENGINEERING PROPERTIES FOR ROCK MASSES By

@inproceedings{Marinos2008THEGS,
  title={THE GEOLOGICAL STRENGTH INDEX ( GSI ) : A CHARACTERIZATION TOOL FOR ASSESSING ENGINEERING PROPERTIES FOR ROCK MASSES By},
  author={Paul G. Marinos and Vassilis Marinos and Evert Hoek},
  year={2008}
}
  • Paul G. Marinos, Vassilis Marinos, Evert Hoek
  • Published 2008
The Geological Strength Index (GSI) is a system of rock mass characterization that has been developed in engineering rock mechanics to meet the need for reliable input data related to rock mass properties required as input for numerical analysis or closed-form solutions for designing tunnels, slopes, or foundations in rocks. The geological character of the rock material, together with the visual assessment of the mass it forms, is used as a direct input for the selection of parameters for… CONTINUE READING