SHIRMS has attracted publications from world leaders in fundamental, mining, civil and petroleum rock mechanics engineering, who, through their individual contribution to these proceedings, provide an up-to-date account of the leading edge developments in the field of rock mechanics.
The Proceedings of the 1st Southern Hemisphere International Rock Mechanics Symposium features 104 papers that were presented at SHIRMS held in Perth, Western Australia, 16-19 September 2008. The proceedings have been split into two volumes. Volume One covers mining and civil rock mechanics, while Volume Two covers fundamental and petroleum rock mechanics.
SHIRMS is a new initiative, and its success is the result of an active involvement and outstanding contribution from a worldwide authorship.