Rock masses are usually in wet or saturated condition in the nature. Interaction of rocks with water leads to a reduction in rock mechanical properties, and quantifying this effect has been always a problem in rock engineering projects. Despite the fact that a considerable number of research has been carried out on this topic, they are not thorough and general. In this paper, a new rock classification system is presented in order to evaluate wet rock properties.

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