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bimrocks papers
Block Proportions and Block Size Distributions
Medley, 1994, “Using stereological methods to estimate the volumetric
proportions of blocks in melanges and similar block-in-matrix rock (bimrocks)”.
Medley, E.W. and Goodman, R.E., 1994, “Estimating the block volumetric
proportions of melanges and similar block-in-matrix rocks (bimrocks)”.
Medley, 1997, “Uncertainty in estimates of block volumetric proportions in
melange bimrocks”.
Medley, 2002, “Estimating block size distributions of melanges and similar
block-in-matrix rocks (bimrocks)”.
Haneberg, W. C., 2004, "Simulation of 3D block populations to characterize
outcrop sampling bias in bimrocks", Felsbau Rock and Soil    Engineering-
Journal for Engineering Geology, Geomechanics and Tunneling, vol. 22, No. 5,
September 2004.

Characterization
Medley, 2001, “Orderly Characterization of Chaotic Franciscan Melanges”.
Riedmüller et al, 2001, “Engineering Geological Characterization of Brittle
Faults and Classification of Fault Rocks”.
Wakabayashi and Medley, 2002, “Melange and Fault Rocks Exposed In and
Around an  Abandoned Quarry at the Schmidt Lane Recycling Center, El
Cerrito, California, (with Appendices), in Mathieson, E.L., "Field Trip Guide for
AEG-ASCE Short Course: Tunnelling in Fault Rocks and Tectonic Melanges, a
Short course for Engineering Geologists and Geotechnical Engineers”, held in
Oakland California, May 31-June 1, 2002.
Wakabayashi and Medley, 2004, “Geological Characterization of Melanges
for Practitioners,” Felsbau Rock and Soil Engineering-Journal for Engineering
Geology, Geomechanics and Tunneling, vol. 22, No. 5, September 2004.
Medley, 2004,  “Observations on Tortuous Failure Surfaces,” Felsbau Rock
and Soil Engineering-Journal  for Engineering Geology, Geomechanics and
Tunneling, vol. 22, No. 5, September 2004.
Medley, 2007a, "Bimrocks – Part 1: Introduction", Newsletter of the Hellenic
Society of Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering, February 2007, No. 7,
pp 17-21 with Errata.
Medley, 2007b, "Bimrocks - Part 2: Case Histories and Practical Guidelines",
Newsletter of the Hellenic Society of Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical
Engineering, April 2007, No. 8, pp 26-31.
Medley, 2008, "Engineering the Geological Chaos of Franciscan and Other
Bimrocks", Proc. Session 12:  Melanges, Mixed Materials and Chaotic Rocks,
    42nd U.S. Rock Mechanics Symposium and 2nd U.S.-Canada Rock Mechanics
    Symposium, San Francisco, July 2008
Medley and Zekkos (in press), "Geopractitioner Approaches to Working With
Antisocial Melanges", as submitted for publication in  Special Publication on
"Melanges: Processes of Formation and Societal Significance", ed.
Wakabayashi, J. and Y. Dilek, Geological Society of America, Boulder, CO


Strength and Deformation Properties
Lindquist and Goodman, 1994, “Strength and deformation properties of a
physical model melange”.
Sönmez et al, 2004,  "Relationships Between Volumetric Block Proportions
and Overall UCS of a Volcanic  Bimrock”, Felsbau Rock and Soil Engineering-
Journal for Engineering Geology, Geomechanics and Tunneling, vol. 22, No. 5,
September 2004.
Sönmez et al, 2006,  "Considerations in Developing an Empirical Strength
Criterion for Bimrocks", Accepted paper for: Asian Rock Mechanics Symposium
(ARMS 2006), November 6-10, Singapore
Sönmez et al, 2009, “A Conceptual Empirical Approach for the Overall
Strength of Unwelded Bimrocks, in Proc. “Rock Engineering in Difficult Ground
Conditions, Karst and Soft Rock’, Int. Soc. Rock Mechanics Regional
Symposium, Dubrovnik, Croatia, 29-31 October, 2009

Scale Independence
Medley and Lindquist, 1995, “The engineering significance of the scale-
independence of some Franciscan melanges in California, USA”.

Slope Stability
Kim et al, 2004,  “Shear Strength of Franciscan Complex Melange as
Calculated From Back-Analysis of a Landslide”.
Medley and Sanz, 2004, “Characterization of Bimrocks (Rock/Soil Mixtures)
with Application to Slope Stability Problems.

Tunneling and Dams
Button et al, 2004, “Tunnelling in Tectonic Melanges – Accommodating the
Impacts of Geomechanical Complexities and Anisotropic Rock Mass Fabrics”.
Moritz et al, 2004, "Short term prediction of system behaviour of shallow
tunnels in heterogeneous ground, Felsbau Rock and Soil Engineering-Journal
for Engineering Geology, Geomechanics and Tunneling, vol. 22, No. 5,
September, 2004.
Glawe, U. and Bishal, N. Upreti, 2004, "Better understanding the strengths
of serpentinite bimrock and homogeneous serpentinite", Felsbau Rock and Soil
Engineering-Journal for Engineering Geology, Geomechanics and Tunneling, vol
22, No. 5, September 2004.

Felsbau, October 2004 Edition on Bimrocks
    The October 2004 edition of Felsbau Journal of Rock and Soil Engineering was
    devoted to papers on bimrock issues, including characterization, tortuosity,
    slopes, tunneling, and dams. Individual papers are presented above; and the
    complete edition here (9MB). The Journal is sponsored by the Austrian Society
    for Geomechanics ( http://www.oegg.at).

    The October 2004 edition is provided here with permission from the Chief
    Editor of Felsbau and the Publisher, VGE (Verlag Glückauf Essen) of Essen,
    Germany: ( http://www.vge.de/Engl.html ), who also provided the PDFs.
Prof. Gunter Riedmueller
(1940-2003)
The October 2004 edition of Felsbau was dedicated to the
late
Professor Gunter Riedmueller, an outstanding
international engineering geologist and a premier authority
on the characterization of fault rocks, tectonic melanges
and other bimrocks.