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Geomechanics and Geodynamics of Rock Masses
Proceedings of the 2018 European Rock Mechanics Symposium

ISBN 9781138616455
Published May 15, 2018 by CRC Press
1726 Pages

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Geomechanics and Geodynamics of Rock Masses contains contributions presented at EUROCK 2018, the 2018 International Symposium of the International Society for Rock Mechanics (ISRM 2018, Saint Petersburg, Russia, 22-26 May 2018). Dedicated to recent advances and achievements in the fields of geomechanics and geotechnology, the main topics of the book include:

- Physical and mechanical properties of fractured rock (laboratory testing and rock properties, field measurements and site investigations)
- Geophysics in rock mechanics
- Rock mass strength and failure
- Nonlinear problems in rock mechanics
- Effect of joint water on the behavior of rock foundation
- Numerical modeling and back analysis
- Mineral resources development: methods and rock mechanics problems
- Rock mechanics and underground construction in mining, hydropower industry and civil engineering
- Rock mechanics in petroleum engineering
- Geodynamics and monitoring of rock mass behavior
- Risks and hazards
- Geomechanics of technogenic deposits

Geomechanics and Geodynamics of Rock Masses will be of interest to researchers and professionals involved in the various branches of rock mechanics and rock engineering. EUROCK 2018, organized by the Saint Petersburg Mining University, is a continuation of the successful series of ISRM symposia in Europe, which began in 1992 in Chester, UK.

Table of Contents


Key lectures

Advancement of geomechanics and geodynamics at the mineral ore mining and underground space development
V. Litvinenko

Complete laboratory experimentation on hydraulic fracturing
H.H. Einstein, O. Al-Dajani, B. Gonçalves da Silva, G. Bing Li & S. Morgan

Strength and deformability of brittle polycrystalline materials in multiaxial stress-strain state: Rupture energy evaluation for brittle materials
E.G. Gaziev

Anisotropic and nonlinear properties of rock including fluid under pressure
I. Gray, X. Xhao & L. Liu

Dynamic rock support in burst-prone rock masses
C.C. Li

Deep mining rock mechanics in China—the 3rd mining technology revolution
M. He

Diagnostics and prediction of geomechanical objects state based on back analysis
L. Nazarova

Rock mechanics and environmental engineering for energy and geo-resources
F.L. Pellet

The development of geomechanical engineering in mining
V.L. Trushko, I.B. Sergeev & A.N. Shabarov

Review papers

Geodynamic safety of subsurface management
A.N. Shabarov & S.V. Tsirel

Methods and approaches to geomechanical ensuring of mining safety at potash mines
A.A. Baryakh & V.A. Asanov

The Ural scientific school of geomechanics: Fundamental and applied research
S.V. Kornilkov, A.D. Sashourin & A.A. Panzhin

Geomechanical substantiation of mining in rockburst-hazardous deposits
A.A. Kozyrev, V.I. Panin & I.E. Semenova

The researches of burst-hazard on mines in Russian Far East
I.Ju. Rasskazov, B.G. Saksin, M.I. Potapchuk & P.A. Anikin

Modeling geomechanical and geodynamic behavior of mining-altered rock mass with justifying mechanisms of initiation and growth of failure zones
V.N. Zakharov & O.N. Malinnikova

Physical and mechanical properties of fractured rock

Determination of the errors arising from apparatus and operator during applying the point load index
D. Akbay & R. Altindag

Determination of rock deformability using the coastal sections of concrete dams as a large-scale stamp
E.S. Argal & V.M. Korolev

Characterization of hydromechanical damage of claystones using X-ray tomography
C. Auvray & R. Giot

Creation of regional database of physical-and-mechanical characteristics of man-induced dispersed soils
S.P. Bakhaeva & D.V. Guryev

Analysis of crack initiation and crack damage of metamorphic rocks with emphasis on acoustic emission measurements
K. Bartmann & M. Alber

Comparison between conventional and multi-sensor geotechnical core logging methods
M. Bhuiyan & K. Esmaieli

Graphical evaluation of 3D rock surface roughness: Its demonstration through direct shear strength tests on Bátaapáti Granites and Mont Terri Opalinus Claystones
I. Buocz, N. Rozgonyi-Boissinot & Á. Török

Feasibility study on the influence of discontinuities on anisotropic rock masses regarding the stiffness
A. Buyer, L. Gottsbacher & W. Schubert

The effect of mining layout, regional pillars and backfill support on delaying expected shaft deformation at Bambanani mine
P.M. Couto

Fractured clay rocks as a surrounding medium of underground structures: The features of geotechnical and hydrogeological assessment
R.E. Dashko & P.V. Kotiukov

New methods to fit a Hoek Brown failure criterion to data sets from multiaxial laboratory tests
A. Defay & S. Maiolino

Application of a new clustering method for automatic identification of rock joint sets
S. Fereshtenejad & J.-J. Song

Experimental evidences of thermo-mechanical induced effects on jointed rock masses through infrared thermography and stress-strain monitoring
M. Fiorucci, G.M. Marmoni, S. Martino & A. Paciello

A correlation between thermal conductivity and P-wave velocity of damaged granite
P.K. Gautam, A.K. Verma, P. Sharma & T.N. Singh

Characterization of shear behavior of discontinuities of Brioverian schist
S. Guiheneuf, D. Rangeard, V. Merrien-Soukatchoff & M.-P. Dabard

Effects of stress, anisotropy and brittle-to-ductile transition on fracturing and fluid flow in shales
M. Gutierrez

Geomechanical characterization of the upper carboniferous under thermal stress for the evaluation of a High Temperature-Mine Thermal Energy Storage (HT-MTES)
F. Hahn, T. Jabs, R. Bracke & M. Alber

Investigating the mechanism contributing to large scale structurally driven hangingwall instabilities on the UG2 reef horizon
A.G. Hartzenberg & M. du Plessis

Strength estimation of fractured rock using compression—a specimen with spherical indenters
V.A. Korshunov, D.A. Solomoychenko & A.A. Bazhukov

Measurements of thermal properties of rock samples under high temperature conditions
W. Lin, O. Tadai, T. Sugimoto, T. Hirose, W. Tanikawa & Y. Hamada

Static and dynamic effective stress coefficient of St. Peter sandstone during depletion and injection
X. Ma & M.D. Zoback

Jointed rock mass characterization using field and point-cloud data
M. Marjanović, M. Pejić, J. Krušić & B. Abolmasov

New failure criterion for rocks by using compression tests
C.G. Nicieza, M.I.Á. Fernández, C.C.G. Fernández, R.F. Rodríguez & J.R.G. Menéndez

Ore strength property evaluation in the design of ore preparation cycles
N.V. Nikolaeva, T.N. Aleksandrova & A.M. Elbendari

Geomechanical behaviour of a rock barricade and cemented paste backfill: Laboratory experiments on a reduced-scale model
M. Nujaim, C. Auvray & T. Belem

Multivariate Artificial Neural Network (ANN) models for predicting uniaxial compressive strength from index tests
B.S. Othman, N.T. Özcan, A. Kalender & H. Sönmez

Investigation of scale effects on uniaxial compressive strength for Kars-Kagızman Rock Salt, Turkey
I. Ozkan & Z. Kızıltaş

Practical aspects of boundary condition selection on direct shear laboratory tests
T.R.M. Packulak, J.J. Day & M.S. Diederichs

Experimental studies of saliferous rock direct tension
I. Pankov, V. Asanov, V. Kuzminykh & I. Morozov

Understanding tilt-test results on saw-cut planar rock surfaces from a statistical perspective
I. Pérez-Rey, L.R. Alejano, J. Martínez, M. Muniz & J. Muralha

The use of InSAR as a tool to manage precursor ground displacement in rock masses
J. Raventós, C. Sánchez & A. Conde

Correlations of geomechanical indices for Andean environments
S.S. Rodríguez, J.D.L. Valero & C.L. Gómez

Thermal behavior of Indian shale rock after high temperature treatment
S. Sardana, A.K. Verma, M.K. Jha & P. Sharma

Swelling pressures of some rocks using different test procedures
L. Selen, K.K. Panthi & M.R. Vergara

The implementation of de-stress gold mining technique along complex geological structures and heavily fractured ground conditions
F. Sengani & T. Zvarivadza

The use of face perpendicular preconditioning technique to destress a dyke located 60 m ahead of mining faces
F. Sengani & T. Zvarivadza

Prospects of the physical model-based study of geomechanical processes
A.N. Shabarov, B.Yu. Zuev & N.V. Krotov

Long term creep pressuremeter tests in soft rock (St. Petersburg, Russia)
A. Shidlovskaya, J.-L. Briaud, M. Chedid & S. Tafti

Reviewing length, density and orientation data of fractures in a granitic rock mass
G. Somodi, Á. Krupa, L. Kovács & G. Szujó

Change in elastic properties of hard rocks passing from thawed to frozen state
S.V. Suknev

Tensile behavior of rock under intermediate dynamic loading for Hwangdeung granite and Linyi sandstone
Y. Wicaksana, S. Jeon, G. Min & S. Cho

Development of a rock blasting management system
M. Yamagami & S. Katayama

Experimental study on damaged zone around an opening due to thermo-mechanical loading
N. Zhang, S. Jeon & S. Wang

Ground closure monitoring systems on trial in deep to ultra-deep mechanized gold mining
T. Zvarivadza & F. Sengani

Geophysics in rock mechanics

Study of factors behind rock slope displacement at Higashi Shikagoe limestone quarry, Japan
C.N. Bandazi, R. Uy, J.-i. Kodama, Y. Fujii, D. Fukuda, H. Iwasaki & S. Ikegami

Seismic measurements to recognize rock mass damaging induced by recurrent vibrations
D. D’Angio, R. Iannucci, L. Lenti, S. Martino & A. Paciello

Dynamic investigations of EDZs from Bátaapáti radwaste repository based on passive seismoacoustic measurements
F. Deák & I. Szűcs

Reactivation of the old landslide caused by the land development—the case study
L. Florkowska, I. Bryt-Nitarska, R. Gawałkiewicz & R. Murzyn

Rock stress assessment based on the fracture induced electromagnetic radiation
V. Frid & S.N. Mulev

Modern principles of nondestructive stress monitoring in mine workings—overview
V. Frid & A.N. Shabarov

Empirical-Statical-Dynamic (ESD) methodology for extrapolation in rock mechanics
M. Jovanovski, I. Peshevski & J. Papic

State-of-the-art damage assessment methods for brittle rock using digital image correlation and infrared thermography
M. Karakus, S. Akdag, L.S. Randhawa, Y. Zhao & Z. Cao

The increasing of exploitation safety of potassium salt deposit based on geologicalgeomechanical simulation
Yu. Kashnikov, A. Ermashov, D. Shustov & D. Khvostantcev

Effect of viscosity of fault filling on stick-slip dynamics of seismogenic fault motion: A numerical approach
S. Kostić, N. Vasović & I. Franović

Integrated seismic measurement techniques to determine the velocity distribution near underground drifts at the Sanford Underground Research Facility (SURF)
W.M. Roggenthen

Geophysical monitoring as an inherent part of the technological process in deep open pits
V.V. Rybin, V.I. Panin, M.M. Kagan & K.N. Konstantinov

Changes in the time of the properties of rock foundations of large hydraulic structures according to geophysical monitoring data
A.I. Savich, E.A. Gorokhova & M.M. Ilin

Recovery of in-situ orientation of drilled rock core samples for crustal stress measurements
T. Sugimoto, Y. Yamamoto, W. Lin, Y. Yamamoto, T. Hirose & N. Kamiya

Monitoring and analysis of a large mass movement area in clay endangering a motorway in Bavaria, Germany
L. Wilfing, C. Meier, C. Boley & T. Pfeifer

Rock mass strength and failure

On a model of geomechanical effect of underground explosion in the massif of block-like structure and the mechanism of rock destruction
V.V. Adushkin, I.V. Brigadin & S.A. Krasnov

Effect of thermal damage on strain burst mechanism of brittle rock using acoustic emission
S. Akdag, M. Karakus, A. Taheri, G. Nguyen & H. Manchao

Gel explosives—a tool to improve the efficiency of drilling and blasting operations
V.E. Annikov, N.I. Akinin, V.A. Belin, D.I. Mikheev, S.I. Doroshenko, I.V. Brigadin, V.M. Gubaidullin, A.V. Shirokov, A.N. Hasov & V.M. Mytarev

Dynamical destruction of rock mass due to excavation of a coal seam
A.S. Batugin, V.N. Odintsev, K.S. Kolikov & Eu.I. Hotchenkov

Quantitative assessment of variability in values of Geological Strength Index (GSI)
A. Bedi, M. Invernici & J.P. Harrison

The effect of stress level on the compressive strength of the rock samples subjected to cyclic loading
M.H. Beşer & K. Aydiner

Normandy cliff stability: Analysis and repair
J.-L. Briaud

Analytical formulation of stand-up time based on 1989 Beniawski’s chart
E. Estébanez & A. Lage

Assessing the influence of discontinuities and clayey filling materials on the rock slope instability
D. Fereidooni

Laboratory investigation of crack initiation on hourglass-shaped granite specimens
L. Jacobsson & J.E. Lindqvist

Comparison of different approaches to predict the shear strength of large rock discontinuities
M. Jeffery, L. Lapastoure Gritchou, A. Giacomini, V. Griffiths & O. Buzzi

Effects of excavation damage on the electrical properties of rock mass
P. Kantia, R. Kiuru & M. Rinne

Study of physical-mechanical properties of hard rocks under water-saturated conditions
N. Kuznetcov, I. Fedotova & A. Pak

On the effectiveness of rocks and materials destruction based on shock-wave cutting technology
N.P. Mikhailov, E.A. Znamenskiy, S.I. Doroshenko, Y.A. Telegin, I.V. Brigadin, V.M. Gubaidullin & G.P. Paramovov

Modelling of fault reactivation in applications of mining and petroleum industry
R. Quevedo, C. Mejia & D. Roehl

Acoustic emission precursor criteria of rock damage
A.O. Rozanov, D.N. Petrov, A.M. Rozenbaum, A.A. Tereshkin & M.D. Ilinov

Numerical simulation of stress distribution within a rock discontinuity asperity
A. Sainoki, Y. Obara & H.S. Mitri

Thermo-temporal behaviour of uniaxial compressive strength of a fine-grained Indian sandstone
N. Sirdesai, V. Srinivasan, R. Singh & T.N. Singh

Acoustic and failure behaviour of Gondwana shale under uniaxial compressive and indirect Brazilian tensile loading—an experimental study
A. Tripathy, V. Srinivasan, K.K. Maurya, N. Sirdesai & T.N. Singh

Rocks drillability classification based on comparison of physico-mechanical properties with drilling rate timing
A. Trofimov, A. Rumyantsev, V. Vilchinsky, K. Breus & A. Skokov

About specific energy intensity behavior under multistage triaxial compression of sandstone specimens
P.A. Tsoi, O.M. Usol’tseva & V.N. Semenov

The relationship between strain, microstrain, temperature fields and microseismic emission parameters in geomodels with hole under uniaxial and biaxial loading
V.I. Vostrikov, O.M. Usol’tseva, P.A. Tsoi, V.N. Semenov & O.A. Persidskaya

Monitoring of coal pillars yielding during room and pillar extraction at the great depth
P. Waclawik, R. Kukutsch, P. Konicek & V. Kajzar

Nonlinear problems in rock mechanics

Ultimate bearing capacity analysis of foundation on rock masses using the Hoek-Brown failure criterion
A.A. Chepurnova

Conception of highly stressed rock and rock mass—as the step to theory of hierarchical cracking mesostructures
M.A. Guzev, V.V. Makarov & V.N. Odintsev

Zonal type mesostructures around single openings in deep rock mass
L.S. Ksendzenko & V.V. Makarov

Models of strength and fracture of rocks
A.G. Protosenya & M.A. Karasev

Geophysics in rock mechanics

Tunnel restoration in unstable rock masses: Numerical analysis and validation of monitoring data from innovative instrumentation
A. Segalini, A. Carri, R. Savi, E. Cavalca, C. Alessio & G. Kalamaras

Forecast of rock mass stability under industrial open pit mine facilities during the open pit deepening. A case study of the Zhelezny open pit, JSC Kovdorsky GOK
I.M. Avetisian & I.E. Semenova

Benefits and limitations of applying directional shear strengths in 2D and 3D limit equilibrium models to predict slope stability in highly anisotropic rock masses
N. Bar, G. Weekes & S. Welideniya

Mathematical modelling of limit states for load bearing elements in room-and-pillar mining of saliferous rocks
A. Baryakh, S. Lobanov, I. Lomakin & A. Tsayukov

Quantitative risk analysis of fragmental rockfalls: A case study
J. Corominas, G. Matas & R. Ruiz-Carulla

Experimental and numerical investigation the divergence of horizontal and vertical displacement in longwall mining
E.T. Denkevich, O.L. Konovalov & M.A. Zhuravkov

Numerical analysis of the rheological behaviour of the Socompa debris avalanche, Chile
F. Vagnon, M. Pirulli, I. Manzella, K. Kelfoun & A.M. Ferrero

Numerical study on the strategies to reduce the risk of induced seismicity in an enhanced geothermal system
W. Feng, Z. Hou, J. Liao & P. Were

The reasons of landslides activization at Sakhalin Island (on the example of landslide exploration at the river Lazovaya)
I.K. Fomenko, D.N. Gorobtsov, V.V. Pendin & M.E. Nikulina

Prediction of rock movements using a finite-discrete element method
B. Ilyasov, A. Makarov & I. Biryuchiov

Simulation of fracture propagation depth and failure in long hole open stoping
P.J. le Roux & K.R. Brentley

Hydraulically fractured hard rock aquifer for seasonal storage of solar thermal energy
M. Janiszewski, B. Shen & M. Rinne

Peculiarities of numerical modeling of the conditions for the formation of water inflows into open-pit workings when constructing the protective watertight structures at the Koashvinsky quarry
S. Kotlov, D. Saveliev & A. Shamshev

Numerical study of the hydraulic fracturing and energy production of a geothermal well in Northern Germany
M. Li, M.Z. Hou, L. Zhou & Y. Gou

A mathematical approach for prediction of inclinometer measurements in open-pit coal mine slopes
M. Mesutoglu & I. Ozkan

Comparison of limit equilibrium and finite element methods to slope stability estimation
A.B. Makarov, I.S. Livinsky, V.I. Spirin & A.A. Pavlovich

Analyzing slope stability in bimrocks by means of a stochastic approach
M.L. Napoli, M. Barbero & C. Scavia

3D finite element modelling of fracturing in heterogeneous rock: From pure solid to coupled fluid/solid analysis
R. Pakzad, S. Wang & S.W. Sloan

Global sensitivity analysis on thermo-hydro-mechanical coupled processes in a low strength sedimentary rock
S. Parsons, G. Stuart, B. Murphy & D. Price

The effect of rock mass stiffness on crush pillar behaviour
M. du Plessis & D.F. Malan

Discrete element modelling of a soil-mesh interaction problem
A. Pol, F. Gabrieli, K. Thoeni & N. Mazzon

Numerical modelling of fracture processes in thermal shock weakened rock
M. Pressacco & T. Saksala

Static and dynamic analysis of a rock slope in Sikkim: A case study
N.R. Kallam & M.K. Adapa

Finite-element analysis as a means of solving geomechanics problems in deep mines
A.E. Rumyantsev, A.V. Trofimov, V.B. Vilchinsky & V.P. Marysiuk

Numerical modelling of rock fracture with a Hoek-Brown viscoplastic-damage model implemented with polygonal finite elements
T. Saksala

Numerical modeling and back analysis method for optimal design of Butterfly Valve Chamber (BVC) of Tehri HPP
D.V. Singh, R.K. Vishnoi, T.S. Rautela, U.D. Dangwal & A.K. Badoni

3D finite element modelling of chain-link drapery system
S. Tahmasbi, A. Giacomini, C. Wendeler & O. Buzzi

Analysis of instability mechanisms of a high rock prism standing on a cliff face
L. Verrucci, P. Tommasi, A.D. Giulio, P. Campedel & T. Rotonda

The propagation of hydraulic fractures in coal seams based on discrete element method
Y. Lu, Z. Yang, V.V. Shelepov, J. Han, X. Li, Y. Zhu, J. Guo & Z. Ma

The influence of the interface of drilled socketed shafts and rock mass on their behavior
M.G. Zertsalov, V.E. Merkin & I.N. Khokhlov

The determination of crack resistance of circular shaped fiber reinforced concrete tunnel lining by means of linear fracture mechanics
M. Zertsalov, V. Merkin & E. Khoteev

Kinematics and discreet modelling for ramp intersections
T. Zvarivadza & F. Sengani



Mineral resources development: Methods and rock mechanics problems

Prediction of excavation damaged zone in underground blasts using artificial neural networks
A. Asadi, A. Abbasi & E. Asadi

Using large-scale geotechnical modelling to solve mining tasks at a gold-copper mine
I. Avramov, T. Velkov, I. Garkov, D. Stefanov & I. Georgakiev

Geotechnical data management and visualization systems: Meeting the data challenge of the 21st century and maximizing value for open pit mines
N. Bar, S. Nicoll, M. Reynolds & D. Bran

On sinkhole formation at the site of fresh water breakthrough into salt mine
A.A. Baryakh, S.Y. Devyatkov & A.K. Fedoseev

Experimental and theoretical studies of undermined strata deformation during room and pillar mining
A. Evseev, V. Asanov, I. Lomakin & A. Tsayukov

Progressive damages in hard rock by utilising an oscillating undercut technology
M. Ghamgosar, S. Duffield & N. Erarslan

An integrated geostatistical-geomechanical approach for predicting potential risk of failure in pit walls
N. Ghasempour, K. Esmaieli & H. Eivazy

A new method on extraction of two thick seams simultaneously on extremely difficult ground condition—a case study
C.N. Ghosh, Prashant, P.K. Mandal & S.K. Behera

The study and test on the development regularity of the mining speed of coal seam separated from the overburden strata
G. Yu, B. Yu, S. Lu, S. Yuan, I.V. Menshova, M. Kovalenko, Y. Qing & X. Zeng

Rock mechanics implications of microwave treatment of rock as part of a hybrid system for mechanical excavation of rock for civil and mining applications
P. Hartlieb & J. Rostami

Subsidence assessment of ghaplogh stope and pillar mine by using numerical analysis
Y. Jalili Kashtiban, K. Shahriar & E. Bakhtavar

Geomechanical evaluation of the parameters of the open-stoping method for the Oleniy Ruchey deposit
A.A. Kozyrev, I.E. Semenova & A.V. Zemtsovskii

Experience of geomechanical research and calculations toward ore deposit development in complex mining conditions
A. Kuranov, I. Bagautdinov, A. Popov, V. Marysiuk & V. Trusov

Rock mechanics of pillars extraction
A. Makarov & D. Mosyakin

The need for formal rock engineering expertise in deep mining
J. Maritz & H. Wagner

Geomechanical substantiation of calculate indicators of the rock mass strength for slopes stability analysis of open pit
A.A. Pavlovich, V.A. Korshunov, S.V. Tsirel, N.YA. Melnikov & A.A. Bazhukov

Forecast of probability of shock hazard in conditions of underground development of Zarmitan gold deposit zones
S. Sayyidkosimov & A. Kazakov

Bioleaching and engineering properties of ore materials (overview)
A.V. Shidlovskaya, A.A. Timchenko & M.E. Smith

DEM modeling of the ore discharge from blocks
A.V. Trofimov, I.V. Amosov, A.Ju. Feoktistov & G.A. Iusupov

Formation of technogenic zones of effective degassing at development of coal-bed
V.V. Zubkov & I.A. Zubkova

Zones of technogenic water-conducting cracks by room-and-pillar mining
V.V. Zubkov & I.A. Zubkova

Evaluation of factors influencing the effectiveness of backfill support in mechanized deep to ultra-deep gold mining
T. Zvarivadza & F. Sengani

Rock mechanics and underground construction in mining, hydropower industry and civil engineering

Mixed Face Conditions (MFC) in hard rock TBM drives—causes, effects and solutions
M. Alber, R. Plinninger & J. Düllmann

Plunge pool project and implementation at the Lom Pangar dam site (Cameroon)
F. D’Alessandro, M. L’Hostis, C. Grouset & J.-C. Yogo

The earth settlements prediction method due to tunnels construction through tunnel boring machines with active face support pressure based on multivariate numerical modelling
N.A. Belyakov

Stress corrosion failure of cable bolts in underground mines
H. Chen, H. Miller, S. Wu, H.L. Ramandi, A. Crosky & S. Saydam

Preliminary results of gypsum mechanical characterization
C. Caselle, S.M.R. Bonetto, F. Vagnon & D. Costanzo

Water inflow prediction in tunneling on the base of geostructural survey
M. Coli, N. Coli, A. Pinzani, G. Pranzini & M. Tanzini

Multivariable effect of hydrogeological conditions on the long-term stability of structures on a rock foundation
R.E. Dashko & Y.A. Lebedeva

Analysis and comparison of the measurements of Fréjus road tunnel and of its safety gallery
M. De La Fuente, R. Taherzadeh, J. Sulem & D. Subrin

Geomechanical aspects of the developing of man-made massives of tailing dams at the mining enterprises
A.M. Galperin, V.V. Moseykin & S.A. Punevsky

Strength behaviour of Middle Siwalik sandstone under uniaxial and triaxial conditions
G. Mainak, K.S. Rao & S. Tarun

Modelling the process of rock landslides cave-in through the program suite Rocscience
D.N. Gorobtsov, I.K. Fomenko, V.V. Pendin & M.E. Nikulina

Numerical simulation of the multistage hydraulic fracturing and production in a tight gas horizontal well—history matching and preliminary optimization
Y. Gou, W. Feng, M. Li & M.Z. Hou

Evaluation of effective strength parameters in mudrocks
C. Günther, R. Kauther & C. Lempp

Variation of laboratory test results with specimen size in carbonates of Bavarian Malm
N. Hedtmann & M. Alber

Integration of the analytical, empirical, and numerical methods in analyzing support requirements for tunneling in weak rock mass
S.H. Prassetyo & M. Gutierrez

Numerical and field investigation for the stability analysis of a powerhouse cavern in dolomitic limestone
N. Houshmand, K. Shahriar, H. Zarei & A. Kamali

Comparison between an energetic continuum approach and a local failure criterion for rock fracture prediction
J. Justo, J. Castro, S. Cicero, M.A. Sánchez-Carro & C. Sagaseta

Challenging estimation of seepage in powerhouse cavern and drainage tunnel in Iran
A. Kamali, K. Shahriar, M. El Tani, A. Aalianvari & M.A. Gholami

Roadway slope stability assessment in mudstone layers of Sochi (Russia)
K. Kang, O.V. Zerkal, S. Huang & A.A. Ponomarev

Searching for indicators of excavation damage using R statistics environment
R. Kiuru, P. Kantia & M. Rinne

Estimation of coal cutting force based on the impact of geomechanical factors
S. Kostić, J. Trivan & N. Gojković

Comprehensive earth scientific documentation and data processing applying GIS technologies
Á. Krupa, L. Kovács, G. Szujó, G. Somodi & R. Schön

Geomechanical provision of phosphogypsum stockpiling in high stacks
Yu.I. Kutepov, N.A. Kutepova, B.V. Levin & V.E. Mironov

An analytical model for load-displacement performance of modified cable bolts
D. Li, H. Masoumi, S. Saydam & P.C. Hagan

Improving stopes stability limits using Mineroc software
R. Miranda, J. Vallejos, J. Azorin, D. Chavez, M. Mondaca, C. Garrido & O. Catalan

Challenges related to water inflow during construction of deep Norwegian subsea tunnels
B. Nilsen

Numerical model of fluid-saturated rock mass with phase transitions as a theoretical basis for artificial ground freezing control system
I. Panteleev, A. Kostina, M. Zhelnin, O. Plekhov & L. Levin

The results of comprehensive studies of properties of the foundation of the concrete dam in Yakutia
V.I. Rechitsky, R.S. Zuzin, A.M. Zamahaev & V.K. Vavilova

TBM performance assessment of an exploratory tunnel in hard rock
A. Rispoli, A.M. Ferrero, M. Cardu & A. Farinetti

Verification of a prediction method for ground conditions ahead of a tunnel face by means of inclination monitoring
K. Sakai, T. Tani, T. Aoki & H. Ohtsu

Features of mining and geomechanical justification of the parameters of the system for the development of soluble salt deposits through wells drilled from the earth surface
A.Yu. Sapachev & R.Yu. Sapachev

In-situ estimation of stress-strain behavior of reinforced-concrete landing support
S. Sergeev, A. Zinchenko & G. Yurchenko

Assessment of anisotropic deformation properties of tuff by a single test on a single specimen
Y. Togashi, M. Kikumoto, K. Tani, K. Hosoda & K. Ogawa

Determination of the ultimate bearing capacity at the Misicuni Dam, Bolivia
A. Torrico Siacara, L.M. Salinas Pereira & F.M. Massao

Mechanized installation of high-tensile chain-link mesh for underground support
C. Wendeler, A. Barinov & R. Luis

Interface behaviour along the boundary between the rock bolt and bond material
Y. Yokota, Z. Zhao, W. Nie, K. Date, K. Iwano & Y. Okada

Rock mechanics in petroleum engineering

New approach for evaluation of geomechanical parameters of low-permeable anisotropic rocks
E.M. Chekhonin, A.V. Gabova, E.Y. Popov, Yu.V. Ovcharenko & Yu.A. Popov

Experimental investigations of thermal expansion coefficient of Bazhenov Formation rocks
A.V. Gabova, E.M. Chekhonin, E.Y. Popov, E.G. Savelev, E.V. Kozlova, Y.A. Popov & I.A. Karpov

Poroelastic response of an induced hydraulic fracture to water injection: A case study of the Horstberg geothermal reservoir, Germany
A. Hassanzadegan & T. Tischner

Implosive acoustic emissions induced by injection of supercritical carbon dioxide into a hot granitic rock mass
T. Ishida, S. Desaki, Y. Kishimoto, M. Naoi & H. Fujii

Physical modeling of real geomechanical processes by true triaxial apparatus
V.I. Karev, D.M. Klimov, Y.F. Kovalenko & K.B. Ustinov

Modeling of deformation and filtration processes near producing wells: Influence of stress state and anisotropy
V.I. Karev, D.M. Klimov, Y.F. Kovalenko & K.B. Ustinov

Drilling deviated wells in a highly unstable gas field in southern part of Iran
S. Khatibi, A. Aghajanpour, M. Ostadhassan & Y. Kovaleva

Various effect of faults on mechanical earth models: A case study of integrated study
S. Khatibi, M. Ostadhassan, A. Aghajanpour, Y. Kovaleva & R.A. Mohammed

Porosity measurement of 3-D printed gypsum rock by means of X-ray computed tomography
L. Kong, M. Ostadhassan & C. Li

Geomechanical modeling in the design and construction of wells, experience and prospects
A.A. Predein & P.I. Klykov

Hybrid numerical modeling of Mandel’s problem and investigating its various aspects
A. Ranjbar, H. Hassani, K. Shahriar & M.J.A. Shahrabi

Effect of rock anistropy on hydraulic fracture propagation
V. Sesetty & A. Ghassemi

3D geological geomechanical reservoir modeling for the purposes of oil and gas field development optimization
D.V. Shustov, Yu.A. Kashnikov, S.G. Ashikhmin & A.E. Kukhtinskiy

Calculation of convergence induced rock mass and ground surface movements in salt caverns for storage of liquid and gaseous energy carriers
A. Sroka, R. Misa & K. Tajduś

Fracture propagation in layered carboniferous strata
F. Stoeckhert, C. Solibida & M. Alber

Geodynamics and monitoring of rock mass behavior

Hydra-U—a revolutionised ground based radar for safety critical monitoring in underground mines
N. Boldrini, D. Sizov, M. Cecchetti, M. Rossi, F. Coppi & N. Coli

Strain monitoring of hard rock mine slopes
I. Fedotova, E. Kasparian, I. Rozanov, M. Kuznetsov & R. Dostovalov

Assessment of geodynamic and seismic conditions when mining rockburst-hazardous deposits
A.A. Kozyrev, I.E. Semenova & O.G. Zhuravleva

Geodynamics of interblock and intrablock movements in the rock mass during the extraction of the Lovozero rare-metal deposit
A.V. Lovchikov

Rockburst prevention in roadway with wide coal pillar of full-mechanized caving face: A case study
B. Nie, Y. Ma, J. Chen, Y. Qiao & H. Yu

Karier measurement system. Monitoring of geodynamic behavior of deep open pit mine rock mass
V.N. Oparin, V.I. Vostrikov, N.S. Polotnyanko, A.S. Trofimov & A.A. Potaka

Emission of submicron particles for rock burst prediction
A.A. Osokin

Deformation monitoring of a tectonically active fault
A.A. Ostapchuk & V.V. Ruzhich

Manifestations of nonlinearity of deformation properties of a regional fault
D.V. Pavlov, V.I. Kulikov, V.K. Markov, A.A. Ostapchuk & V.V. Sedochenko

Methods and technical facilities for the assessment of geodynamic risk and geomechanical monitoring of burst-hazard rock massif
I.Ju. Rasskazov, B.G. Saksin, P.A. Anikin, A.V. Gladyr, M.I. Potapchuk, V.I. Usikov, A.A. Tereshkin & A.V. Sidljar

Discussion on dynamical system of rockburst under tectonic stress field in coal mine
T. Lan, H. Zhang, A.S. Batugin, S. Li, J. Han, B. Cao & X. Zhou

Energy conversion and transfer in block-rock media on dynamics propagation
K. Wang, V.N. Oparin, Y. Pan, N.I. Aleksandrova & A.I. Chanyshev

Modeling of stress concentration zones in heterogeneous rock masses within slopes
O.V. Zerkal, E.V. Kalinin & L.L. Panasyan

Risks and hazards

An approach for evaluating the effects of protection measures on rock fall hazard zoning for land use planning
J.M. Abbruzzese & E.P. Howald

Prediction of excavation damage zone depth variability in brittle rocks
N. Dadashzadeh & M.S. Diederichs

Reliability based design for rock fall barriers
F. Vagnon, J.P. Harrison, A.M. Ferrero & U. Gessica

Experience and results of geodynamic risks management when mining the rockburst-hazardous deposits of the Khibiny rock massif
I.V. Fedotova & V.I. Panin

Evaluating the importance of factors affecting short-term rock burst damage using rock engineering systems
N. Li, M. Zare & R. Jimenez

Debris Flow: A new design approach
C. Morstabilini & M. Deana

A simple methodology for hazard assessment of slopes in volcanic rocks from the Canary Islands: First steps. MACASTAB project
M. Muniz Menéndez & J. González-Gallego

The qualification program for mining professions on identification of hazards and risks associated with the loss of stability of rock mass
Y.I. Rubchevskii

An approach for the probability of wedge failure in the excavation direction
|A. Turanboy, E. Ülker & C. Burak Küçüksütçü

Geomechanical aspects of remediation of quarries in the flysch: Case study of abandoned quarry in Majdan, Croatia
G. Vlastelica, P. Miščević, N. Štambuk Cvitanović & A. Glibota

Young session

Evaluation of a potential shear in the vicinity of structural violations by calculation results of stress-strain state of the rock mass
S.V. Dmitriev

Research of the factors making negative impact on the stress-strain condition of a system «support—massif»
T.F. Kharisov & O.D. Kharisova

Characterization of micromechanical properties of coals of different types by nanoindentation
E. Kossovich

Geomechanical analysis of pre-oriented hydraulic fracture propagation
A.E. Kukhtinskiy

The study of formation mechanism of earth surface failures due to longwall coal mining
Yu.Yu. Kutepov

Method to reconstruct rock mass stress state by solving inverse problems using full-scale experimental data
A. Skulkin

Assessment of burst-hazard rock massif by geoacoustic method
A.A. Tereshkin & M.I. Rasskazov

Guidelines of geomechanical and engineering-geological research on subsurface microbiota impact on hard rocks in the underground space of megalopolises
I.V. Alekseev

Deformation monitoring of open pit mine slopes using an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) system
R. Gubaydullina & M. Mustafin

Hydrogeomechanical processes in development of spoil dumps and hydraulic fills
Yu.I. Kutepov, N.A. Kutepova, M.A. Karasev, A.D. Vasilieva & Yu.Yu. Kutepov

Stableness improvement of the excavations during the chamber-and-pillar development of Yakovlevsky Deposit reserves
K. Sozonov

Model of the stress-strain state prediction of a building during the construction of a tunnel under it
P.E. Verbilo

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Professor Vladimir Litvinenko is the Rector of St. Petersburg Mining University, St, Petersburg, Russia.