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Hoek, E. 1983. Strength of jointed rock masses, 23rd. Rankine Lecture. Géotechnique 33 (3), 187-223.  

Hoek, E. 1990. Estimating Mohr-Coulomb friction and cohesion values from the Hoek-Brown failure criterion. Intnl. J. Rock Mech. & Mining Sci. & Geomechanics Abstracts. 12 (3),        227-229.

Hoek, E. 1994. Strength of rock and rock masses, ISRM News Journal, 2 (2), 4-16.

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Hoek, E. and Brown, E.T. 1980. Empirical   strength criterion for rock masses. J. Geotech. Engng Div., ASCE 106 (GT9), 1013-1035.

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Hoek, E. and Brown, E.T. 1988. The Hoek-Brown failure criterion - a 1988 update. Proc. 15th Canadian Rock Mech. Symp. (ed. J.C. Curran), 31-38. Toronto, Dept. Civil                Engineering, University of Toronto.

Hoek, E. and Brown, E.T. 1997. Practical estimates or rock mass strength. Intnl. J. Rock Mech. & Mining Sci. & Geomechanics Abstracts. 34 (8), 1165-1186.

Hoek, E., Kaiser P.K. and Bawden W.F. 1995. Support of underground excavations in hard rock. Rotterdam, Balkema.  

Hoek, E., Marinos, P. and Benissi, M. 1998. Applicability of the Geological Strength Index (GSI) classification for very weak and sheared rock masses. The case of the Athens Schist        Formation. Bull. Engg. Geol. Env. 57(2), 151-160.

Hoek, E., Wood D. and Shah S. 1992. A modified HoekBrown criterion for jointed rock masses. Proc. Rock Characterization, Symp. Int. Soc. Rock Mech.: Eurock ‘92, (ed. J.A. Hudson), 209-214. London, Brit. Geotech. Soc.

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