1st Edition

Advances in Rock Dynamics and Applications

Edited By Yingxin Zhou, Jian Zhao Copyright 2012
    530 Pages
    by CRC Press

    530 Pages
    by CRC Press

    The study of rock dynamics is important because many rock mechanics and rock engineering problems involve dynamic loading ranging from earthquakes to vibrations and explosions. The subject deals with the distribution and propagation of loads, dynamic responses, and processes of rocks and rate-dependent properties, coupled with the physical environment. Rock dynamics has a wide range of applications in civil, mining, geological and environmental engineering. However, due to the additional "4th" dimension of time, rock dynamics remains, in the discipline of rock mechanics, a relatively more challenging topic to understand and to apply, where documented research and knowledge are limited.

    Advances in Rock Dynamics and Applications provides a summary of the current knowledge of rock dynamics with 18 chapters contributed by individual authors from both academia and engineering fields. The topics of this book are wide-ranging and representative, covering fundamental theories of fracture dynamics and wave propagation, rock dynamic properties and testing methods, numerical modelling of rock dynamic failure, engineering applications in earthquakes, explosion loading and tunnel response, as well as dynamic rock support.

    1. Introduction; Yingxin Zhou & Jian Zhao 
    2. An overview of some recent progress in rock dynamics research; Jian Zhao
    3. Split Hopkinson pressure bar tests of rocks: Advances in experimental techniques and applications to rock strenght and facture; Kaiwen Xia, Feng Dai and Rong Chen
    4. Modified Hopkinson bar technologies applied to the high strain rate rock tests; Ezio Cadoni and Carlo Albertini
    5. Wave shaping by special shaped triker in SHPB tests; Xibing Li, Zilong Zhou, Deshun Liu, Yang Zou and Tubing Yin
    6. Laboratory compressive and tensile testing of rock dynamic properties; Haibo Li, Junru Li and Jian Zhao
    7. Penetration and perforation of rock targets by hard projectiles; Chong Chiang Seah, Tore Borvik, Sven Remseth and Tso-Chien Pan
    8. Incubation time based fracture mechanics and optimization of energy input in the fracture process of rocks; Yuri Petrov, Vladimir Bratov, Grigory Volkov and Evgeny Dolmatov
    9. Discontinuous approaches of wave propagation across rock joints; Xiaobao Zhao, Jianbo Zhu, Jungang Cai and Jian Zhao
    10. Equivalent medium model with virtual wave source method for wave propagation analysis in jointed rock masses; Jianchun Li, Guowei Ma and Jian Zhao
    11. Polycrystalline model for heterogeneous rock based on smoothed particle hydrodynamics method; Guowei Ma, Xuejun Wang and Lei He
    12. Finite Element Method modeling of rock dynamic failure; Chun’an Tang and Yuefeng Yang 
    13. Discontinuum-based numerical modeling of rock dynamic fracturing and failure; Tohid Kazerani and Jian Zhao
    14. Manifold and advanced numerical techniques for discontinuous dynamic computations; Gaofeng Zhao, Gen-Hua Shi and Jian Zhao
    15. Earthquakes as a rock dynamic problem and their effects on rock engineering structures; Omer Aydan, Yoshimi Ohta, Mitsuo Daido, Halil Kumsar, Melih Genis, Naohiko Takashiki, Takashi Ito and Mehdi Amini
    16. Constraining paleoseismic PGA using numerical analysis of structural failures in historic masonry structures: Review of recent results; Yossef H. Hatzor and Gony Yagoda-Biran
    17. Explosion loading and tunnel response, Yingxin Zhou
    18. Rock support for underground excavations subjected to dynamic loads and failure; Charlie Chunlin Li


    Yingxin Zhou, Jian Zhao