# Harmonising Rock Engineering and the Environment

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## Book Description

**Harmonising Rock Mechanics and the Environment** comprises the proceedings (invited and contributed papers) of the 12th ISRM International Congress on Rock Mechanics (Beijing, China, 18-21 October 2011). The contributions cover the entire scope of rock mechanics and rock engineering, with an emphasis on the critical role of both disciplines in sustainable development and environmental preservation. The main topics include (but are not limited to):

• Site investigation and field observation.

• Rock material and rock mass properties testing (laboratory and in situ).

• Analysis techniques and design methods, modeling and numerical methods.

• Information system, artificial intelligence and other advanced techniques.

• Rock engineering in hazardous geo-environments.

• Rock breakage and excavation techniques.

• Underground storage of petroleum, gas, CO2, and nuclear waste disposal.

**Harmonising Rock Mechanics and the Environment** will appeal to professionals, engineers and academics in rock mechanics, rock engineering, tunnelling, mining, earthquake engineering, rock dynamics and geotechnical engineering.

## Table of Contents

Preface

Organisation

*Müller lecture*From empiricism, through theory, to problem solving in rock engineering, N.R. Barton

*Rocha Medal lecture*

Reduction of blast-induced vibration in tunnelling using barrier holes and air-deck, D. Park

*Invited lectures on ISRM 50th anniversary*

Fifty years of the ISRM and associated progress in rock mechanics, E.T. Brown

The next 50 years of the ISRM and anticipated future progress in rock mechanics, J.A. Hudson

New developments of rock engineering and technology in China, Q.H. Qian

*Keynote lectures*

New rock mechanics developments in China, X.-T. Feng

Rock strength and failure: Some common and uncommon issues, A.J. Gonzalez-Garcia

Discontinuum models for dam foundation failure analysis, J.V. Lemos

Discontinuous deformation analysis: Advances and challenges, G.W. Ma

Synthetic rock mass applications in mass mining, M.E. Pierce & C. Fairhurst

How to select rock mass parameters for analysis and design, T. Ramamurthy &A. Ghazvinian

Risk oriented design and construction of tunnels, W. Schubert

Support of excavations subjected to dynamic (rockburst) loading, T.R. Stacey

Advances in rock dynamics modelling, testing and engineering, J. Zhao, Y.X. Zhou & K.W. Xia*Analysis and design methods*

Mine-by experiment performed in the Callovo-Oxfordian claystone at the Meuse Haute Marne underground research laboratory (France), G. Armand, A. Noiret, M. Cruchaudet & N. Conil

Burgers rock creep around axisymmetric tunnels, S.D. Athanasopoulos, P.P. Nomikos &A.I. Sofianos

Multi-parameter responses of soft rocks during deformation and fracturing and their implications in geomechanics and geoengineering, Ö. Aydan, Y. Ohta & H. Tano

Fractal approach to determine rock mass strength and deformation, M.N. Bagde, A.K. Raina, P.B. Choudhury &A. Sinha

A theoretical analysis of core extrusion and squeezing behaviour in tunnelling, L. Cantieni, G. Anagnostou & R. Hug

Applications of strain based damage criterion in geotechnical engineering, Y. Chang

Solving some problems of geomechanics on the base of defining relations of post-limit deformation of rocks, A.I. Chanyshev, I.M. Abdulin & O.E. Belousova

The structural geology contribution to rock mechanics modelling and rock engineering design, J.W. Cosgrove & J.A. Hudson

Rock mass instability caused by incipient block rotation, A.V. Dyskin & E. Pasternak

Attempt to advanced observational construction considering predictive analysis of long-term deformation, T. Fukuda, T. Takahashi, H. Yamada &Y. Jiang

Vector sum method: A new method for anti-sliding stability analysis, X.R. Ge

Design of a railway tunnel parallel to an existing tunnel, R.K. Goel, A. Swarup, R.K. Dayal &V. Bhardwaj

Shear failure mechanism in oil wells due to reservoir compaction “A case study in Gachsaran formation, Iran”, M. Gorjian, M. Moosavi, H. Memarian & H. Ajamzadeh

Fractal analysis on the fracture development of sandstone using AE measurement, Z.Y. Yang, T.H. Huang, Y.X. Zhao & M.C. Tsai

Static and dynamic response analyses of rock mass considering joint distribution and its applicability, N. Iwata, T. Sasaki, & R. Yoshinaka

Numerical study on zonal disintegration of rock mass around deep underground openings, P. Jia, C.A. Tang &Y.B. Zhang

The secondary lining design of subsea tunnel due to water inflow, K.-S. Joo, Y.-H. Suh, K.-H. Park, D.-H. Huh, E.-J. Hong, S.-J. Moon & S.-C. Lee

An assessment of rock pillar considering excavation damaged rock zone, W.-B. Kim, T. Ha & H. Yang

Response of granite under strain controlled loading and effect of support system on behaviour of large underground cavern, Rakesh Kumar, K.G. Sharma &A. Varadarajan

Determination of backfill requirements in multi-reef mining using numerical modelling, K.B. Le Bron & R.A. Johnson

Comparisons between two empirical yield criteria for rock masses, A.J. Li & R.S. Merifield

Buckling failure of highly-stressed hard rocks surrounding deep underground openings and confining effects of backfilling material, D.Y. Li, X.B. Li, Z.X. Liu, C.D. Ma & L.N.Y.Wong

Bemposta II powerhouse shaft: Geotechnical characterization, design and construction, C. Lima, E. Resende, C. Esteves & J. Neves

Initiation and evolution of failure zones in the vicinity of heterogeneities in rock masses: Seismology and deep oil well stability problems, L.A. Nazarova, L.A. Nazarov, M.I. Epov & I.N. Eltsov

Monitoring of cracks opening in the walls of deep pits, V. Oparin &V. Vostrikov

Mine plug design for the San Genaro Ramp, A.A. Samaniego & R.L. Cabrera

A case study of alteration effects in granitic rocks on rock cavern stability at Jinzhou of NE China, Y.J. Shang &Y.Y. Shi

Design of tunnels in jointed rock on the basis of mechanical models and classification systems, R. Sommer &W.Wittke

A study on mechanical behaviors of concrete lining and rock caused by shaft sinking at the Horonobe underground research laboratory, K. Tsusaka, D. Inagaki, M. Koike, Y. Ijiri &Y. Hatsuyama

Use of rock mass classifications for design: Recommendations and suggestions, C. Vibert & P. Vaskou

Analysis to the design factors of the diversion tunnel plug based on additional rock elastic resistance, K.Wang, M.J. Zhao & X. Sun

The influence of bedding angle on failure mechanisms in sandstone, P.L.P.Wasantha, P.G. Ranjith, D.R. Viete, A. Haque, J. Kodikara &A. Bouazza

Estimating the porosity-depth relation of sedimentary rocks from an effective stress/stress history-dependent porosity model, W.-J.Wu, J.-J. Dong, J.-H.Wu & S.-S. Lin

Experimental study on constitutive models of rocks under loading with active confining pressure, J.Y. Xu, J.Z. Liu, X.C.C. Lv, Z.D.Wang & E.L. Bai

Global stability analytical method of cavern group in salt rock based on energy criterion, Q. Yang, J.Q. Deng, Q.C. Lu &Y.R. Liu

Analytical study on underground continuous impervious curtain for shaft lining treatment at eastern Chinese coal mines, Q. Yu, H. Shimada, T. Sasaoka & K. Matsui

Back-analysis of schistose rock mass strength parameters based on displacement monitoring data, X.P. Zhang, L.N.Y.Wong & S.J.Wang

Different analytical models and methods to study wave propagation across rock joints, J.B. Zhu,W.Wu & J. Zhao

*Numerical modelling*

Coupled flow-deformation simulation for mine scale analysis of cave initiation and propagation, D.A. Beck & G. Putzar

A numerical analysis of a four-way coal mine intersection with primary and secondary supports, Y.P. Chugh & B. Abbasi

3-D modeling and parameters research of irregular shape particles for DEM based on computerized tomography, X. Du, Y.W. Zeng, R. Gao & J. Yan

Three-dimensional thermomechanical modelling of backfilling of old mining rooms in the Morsleben repository, S. Fahland, R. Eickemeier & St. Heusermann

Development of a non-contact survey method of tunnel excavation face for DEM modelling, A.M. Ferrero, G.F. Forlani, R. Migliazza & R. Roncella

Numerical simulation of crack propagation in rock by clumped particle model, T. Funatsu & N. Shimizu

Stability modelling of isolated rock blocks at the surface of underground excavations taking into account in-situ stresses, R. Ghazal, F. Hadj-Hassen & M. Tijani

Back analysis of tunnel response using the Differential Evolution Genetic Algorithm (DEGA), M. Gutierrez, S. Vardakos & C. Xia

The assessment of the hydro-jacking risk of the pressurized water tunnel by theoretical and numerical method, T.W. Ha, Y.W. Shin, H.G. Lee & H.S. Yang

Dynamic analysis of rock tunnnel failure by using 3-D Numerical Manifold Method, L. He, X. Huang & G.W. Ma

Thermomechanical modelling of the Gorleben exploration site to analyse the integrity of the salt barrier, St. Heusermann, P. Vogel, R. Eickemeier & H.-K. Nipp

Response of nuclear waste repository host rock to thermo-mechanical loads, H. Hökmark & M. Lönnqvist

Mixed complementary formulation of discontinuous deformation analysis and solution, W. Jiang & H. Zheng

X-ray CT technology-based finite element simulation of coal samples under uniaxial compression, Y.D. Jiang,W.J.Wang, Y.X. Zhao, L. Zhang & J.L. Han

Pumping simulations using 3D analysis on multi-pumping wells, T. Kitaoka, H. Kusumi & M. Nakamura

Abutment stability assessment of the Hongrin arch dam using 3D distinct element method, A. Koliji, T. Bussard, A.Wohnlich & J. Zhao

Development of numerical model for grout injection and its application to the real in-situ injection tests, T. Koyama, Y. Ohnishi, K. Takahashi, A. Kobayashi &T. Katayama

Modelling the evolution of fractures using a combined FEM-DEM numerical method, J.-P. Latham, L. Guo, X.Wang & J. Xiang

A constitutive contact law for discrete element modeling of sandstone, L. Li

Numerical modeling of rock cutting, J.-S. Lin, J.A. Mendoza, M.C. Jaime, Y. Zhou, J. Brown, I.K. Gamwo &W. Zhang

Strength symmetry with respect to the stress state imposed by Mogi’s theory against long-prevailing observations, X.D. Ma & R.J. Rodriguez

Scale effects in a synthetic rock mass, C.D. Martin, Y. Lu & H. Lan

2D-/3D-stress analysis of deep-seated gold mines in South Africa, F. Menschik, K. Thuro, H. Käsling & M. Bayerl

Numerical modeling for the evaluation of grout penetration in fractured rock masses, Y. Mito, M. Ashraf &T. Yamamoto

Numerical method for determining contact areas of a rock joint under shear load, J.-W. Park, Y.-K. Lee & J.-J. Song

Approximate methods in numerical rock mechanics modelling, J.J. Peura, J.P. Pöllä & I. Konstantas

Hydromechanical modeling of an underground excavation with an elastoviscoplastic behavior law and regularization, R. Plassart, R. Fernandes, F. Laigle, A. Giraud & D. Hoxha

Implementation of ANN-based rock failure criteria in numerical simulations, H. Rafiai &A. Jafari

Stochastic model generation for discontinuous rock mass media and numerical analysis using the NSCD method (case study: Saint-Béat gallery in the southwest of France), A. Rafiee, M. Gasc-Barbier & M. Vinches

Rock fracture propagation from mechanical, thermal and hydraulic loadings, M. Rinne, B. Shen & O. Stephansson

Meshless simulation of rock mechanics problems by Element Free Galerkin Method, H. Salari-Rad & M. Rahimi Dizadji

Applications of two dimensional discontinuous deformation analysis, G.H. Shi

Stochastic boundary element method for fracture reliability analysis, K.J. Shou & H.Y. Yu

Numerical anisotropic fracture mechanics modelling in crystalline rock, T. Siren, K. Kemppainen, B. Shen & M. Rinne

Contact description in numerical simulation for rock mechanics, L. Sun, J. Zhao & G.F. Zhao

Numerical investigation of the potential applicability of surface deformation measurement by InSAR technology for monitoring CO2 behavior in deep underground, H. Yamamoto, T. Onuma, T. Kumagai & J. Rutqvist

An introduction to Distinct Lattice Spring Model (DLSM), G.F. Zhao, N. Khalili & J. Zhao

A discussion about boundary conditions in numerical simulation and its application in mining-induced rock mass movement, H.J. Zhao, F.S. Ma, Y.M. Zhang, J. Guo &A.H.Wei

Theoretical and experimental modeling of material hardening and softening by compression tests, V.M. Zhigalkin, V.N. Semyonov, O.M. Usoltseva, P.A. Tsoi, A.I. Chanyshev & I.L. Abdulin

Multiple scale numerical modeling of growth process of multiple cracks in rock mass, X.P. Zhou, H.Q. Yang &Y.X. Zhang

*Laboratory testing and rock properties*

Mechanical behavior of Callovo-Oxfordian claystone-steel interfaces at high levels of normal stress in “dry” and “wet” conditions, M. Boulon, M. Keshavarz, G. Armand, N. Conil & F.L. Pellet

Microcrack growth in granite during fatigue process, Y. Chen, A. Yamazaki, H. Kusuda, E. Kusaka & M. Mabuchi

An experimental study on deformation and strength anisotropy of transversely isotropic rocks in Korea, J.-W. Cho, H. Kim, S. Jeon & K.-B. Min

Mechanical rock properties prediction: Deriving rock strength and compressibility from petrophysical properties, B. Crawford, B. Alramahi, P. Gaillot, P. Sanz & N. DeDontney

Behaviour of carbonated rocks under true triaxial compression, F. Descamps, J.-P. Tshibangu, M. Ramos da Silva, C. Schroeder & J.-C. Verbrugge

Mechanical rehearsals in special slate schists to potentiate constructive solutions of structures with great slenderness, L.M. Ferreira Gomes, C.R.V. Batalha, P. Gabriel de Almeida, L.J. Andrade Pais & E. Mendes

An appraisal and modification of Ramamurthy criterion on anisotropic rocks, A. Ghazvinian, M.R. Hadei, H.R. Nejati &V. Sarfarazi

Effects of fracture size and normal stress on the shear behavior of a fracture as estimated by mortar replica, A.A. Giwelli, K. Matsuki, K. Sakaguchi, A. Kizaki, H. Sekino & K. Okatsu

Study of the short and long-term brittle behavior of a porous rock with continuous monitoring of (P- and S-) wave velocities under different hydrous conditions, D. Grgic, D. Hoxha & J. Eslami

The effect of certain chemical solutions on some material properties of clay bearing rocks, P. Hagan, S. Saydam, E. Elias, L. Deramore Denver & B. Hebblewhite

Creep test of tuff for over thirteen years and its know-how, K. Hashiba, S. Okubo & K. Fukui

Macro-fracture characteristics of granite in different boundary conditions, M.C. He,W. Nie, Z.Y. Zhao & C. Cheng

Experimental analysis of deformation mechanisms induced by desiccation in Tournemire argillites using DIC method, S. Hedan, P. Cosenza, V. Valle, A.L. Fauchille, P. Dudoignon & J. Cabrera

Radiology of Canarian volcanic rocks, L.E. Hernández, A. Eff-Darwich, R. Viñas & J.A. Rodríguez-Losada

A new laboratory test for shear fracture formation and its permeability measurement, T. Ito, T. Shono, K. Sekine & K. Yamamoto

Direct shear and tensile test on cemented healed joints from El Teniente mine, Chile, L. Jacobsson, M. Flansbjer, A. Brzovic & C. de los Santos

Rheological behavior of sandstone under unloading, Y.Z. Jiang & R.H.Wang

Strength evaluation of discontinuous rock mass by multi-scale limit load analysis, J. Jung, J. Kato, K. Terada &T. Kyoya

Estimation of fracture toughness of anisotropic rocks by SCB test and visualization of fracture by means of X-ray CT, M. Kataoka, Y. Obara & M. Kuruppu

Laboratory measurement of poroelastic and hydraulic constants of sedimentary rocks focused on pore water discharge from specimen with its deformation, M. Kato, H. Park, M. Takahashi & K. Kaneko

Relationship between point load strength and uniaxial compressive strength of hydrothermally altered soft rocks, M. Kohno & H. Maeda

Study on the dilatancy angle of rocks in the pre-failure domain, M. Kwa´sniewski & P. Rodríguez-Oitabén

The thermal and mechanical properties around an underground research tunnel in granite body, S. Kwon, J.S. Kim, C.S. Lee &W.J. Cho

Shear behavior model of rock joints applicable to CNL and CNS conditions, Y.-K. Lee, J.-W. Park & J.-J. Song

Evaluation of shear velocity dependency of rock fractures by using repeated shear tests, B. Li, Y. Jiang & G.Wang

An elastic-plastic-brittle constitutive model of rocks and its numerical validation, Q. Li, D.G.Wang, J.H. Xiong & L. Song

Drilling geological strength index in altered gneiss, D.M. Lin, Y.J. Shang &W. Zhang

Investigation on mechanical parameters of water-rock interaction, Y. Lu &T. Lu

Surface roughness measurements using three-dimensional laser imaging, J. Mah, C. Samson & S.D. McKinnon

Understanding failure mode in uniaxial and triaxial compression for a hard brittle rock, V.B. Maji

The mechanical properties of CO2-saturated coal specimens, M. Masoudian-Saadabad, D.W. Airey, A. Gainey, T. Morris & J. Berger

Analysis of uniaxial tensile fracture of monomineral polycrystalline rock based on intergranular cracking, K. Matsuki, Y. Karino, K. Sakaguchi &A. Kizaki

Determination of a correlation between intact rock unconfined compressive strength and index parameters, H.J. Mendieta

Experimental research on the electrical parameters of coal mass under load, L. Meng, M.J. Liu, Y.D. Jiang, Y.X. Zhao &Y.G.Wang

Creep property of artificial methane-hydrate-bearing rock, K. Miyazaki, Y. Sakamoto, K. Aoki, N. Tenma, T. Yamaguchi & S. Okubo

An investigation of brittle rocks failure mechanism based on the damage mechanics, H. Molladavoodi &A. Mortazavi

Influence of humidity and rock fabric on subcritical crack growth in rock, Y. Nara, K. Kaneko, T. Yoneda, N. Hiroyoshi & K. Morimoto

Estimating the basic friction angle of a very strong meta-sandstone for rockfill strength prediction, D.J.M. Ngan-Tillard &A. Mulder

Application of pattern recognition analysis of rock acoustic emission for determination of Kaiser Effect, M. Nikkhah, M. Ahmadi &A. Ghazvinian

Acoustic emission of Dionysos marble specimens in uniaxial compression, P.P. Nomikos, K.M. Sakkas &A.I. Sofianos

An elaborative evaluation of various methods for simultaneous estimation of uniaxial compressive strength and elasticity modulus of intact rocks, R. Noorani & M. Hesami

Drying-induced deformation and consequent change in mechanical properties of sedimentary rocks, M. Osada, N.M. Adikaram &T.N. Illankoon

Assessment of clay minerals around fault using slake durability test and reflectance spectroscopy, C.-S. Park, C.-U. Hyun & H.-D. Park

Relation between mechanical properties of rock and sedimentary structure, H. Park & M. Takahashi

Estimation of uniaxial compressive strength of weak rocks using needle penetrometer, Y.-H. Park, Y. Obara, & S.-S. Kang

Testing of fiber reinforced sprayed concrete – influences on the energy absorption capacity, G. Pittino &Y. Bian

A comparative study of mi, the Hoek-Brown constant for intact rock material, S.A.L. Read & L. Richards

Inconsistencies in the determination of the compressive strength of intact rock, M. Romana

Effect of heat on the mechanical properties of selected rock types – a laboratory study, C. Saiang & K. Miskovsky

Weathering mechanisms and mechanical property changes of Oya tuff, T. Seiki, A. Satoh & K. Kikuchi

Relationship between the rupture modulus and the flexural strength of building and decorative stones of Iran, K. Shahriar, M.S. Dehkordi & H.A. Lazemi

Shear behavior of rock under different normal stiffness, A.K. Shrivastava, K.S. Rao & G.W. Rathod

On the reliability of the uniaxial compressive strength obtained from the point load index, L.O. Suarez-Burgoa

Preliminary laboratory thermo-hydro-mechanical characterization of Opalinus clay, A.M. Tang &Y.J. Cui

Experimental evidences of dramatic embrittlement of hard rocks due to rising confining pressure at triaxial compression, B.G. Tarasov

Method of determination of orthotropy ratio and principal material direction for orthotropic rock material with diametrical compression test, T. Tsutsumi

Influence of confinement dependent failure processes on rock mass strength at depth, B. Valley, B.-H. Kim, F.T. Suorineni, N. Bahrani, R.P. Bewick & P.K. Kaiser

Nondestructive evaluation of granite building stones and relation with key mechanical parameters, G. Vasconcelos, C.A.S. Alves &T. Miranda

Relation between tensile and compressive engineering properties of granites, G. Vasconcelos, P.B. Lourenço, C.A.S. Alves, J. Pamplona &T. Miranda

Modeling the deformation behavior of sandstone using a bonded-particle model, M.-C.Weng, H.-H. Lee, S.-S. Zhang & F.-S. Jeng

Initiation and propagation of tensile wing cracks and anti-wing cracks from a pre-existing open flaw under compression, L.N.Y.Wong & H.Q. Li

Physico-mechanical and thermo-mechanical characterisation of sandstone, G.Wu, Y.Wang, G. Swift & J. Chen

Development of experimental technique on seismic response of rock joints, W.Wu, J.B. Zhu, Q.B. Zhang, J.F. Mathier & J.P. Dudt

Mechanical properties of freeze-thaw and damage propagation law for rock, G.S. Yang & H.M. Zhang

Experimental study on crack coalescence mechanism of granite specimens containing two surface cracks, P. Yin, R.H.C.Wong & K.T. Chau

Simulation of laboratory tested bolted rock beams, P. Yiouta-Mitra, N. Halakatevakis &A.I. Sofianos

Empirical failure criterion for biaxially loaded granite, X. Yun, H.S. Mitri & X. Yang

Experimental and numerical research on crack propagation in rock under uniaxial compression, K. Zhang, Q. Yang, J.C. Jiang & S.B. Tian

Investigation on the failure features of coal under uniaxial loading condition by Micro X-ray Computed Tomography, Y.X. Zhao, Y.D. Jiang,W.F. Zhao &T.Wang

*Field measurements and site investigations*

A new method for visualizing stresses in rock support measures by using a light emitting sensor, S. Akutagawa, Y. Minami, H. Yamachi, T. Haba, T. Hiroshima &T. Nozawa

Microseismic monitoring strategy as a key component of post-mining risk management: Review and feedback experience over the past decade, P. Bigarré, M. Bennani, I. Contrucci, E. Klein, H. Baroudi, R. Hadadou, I. Vuidart & J.P. Josien

Factors dominating deterioration of clastic sedimentary rocks, P.-C. Chan, S.-J. Lyu, T.-T.Wang, F.-S. Jeng &T.-H. Ueng

Image analysis system for areal measurement to preserve historic masonry wall, Japan, H. Chikahisa, R. Ohta, T. Kawahara, N. Kitayama &Y. Okamoto

Property evaluation of beachrock based on field investigation in Okinawa Island, Japan, T. Danjo & S. Kawasaki

An engineering view of the seismic prediction during tunneling, T. Dickmann & F. Pittard

Application of acoustic emission measurement on assessment of loosened zone around underground cavern, L. Fan, H.M. Zhou, Y.H. Zhang & Z.W. Zhong

Investigation of 3D terrestrial laser scanning techniques for potential application to rock mechanics, Q. Feng, G.Wang & K. Röshoff

Interpretation of rock mass deformability measurements using large flat jack tests, B. Figueiredo, F. Bernardo, L. Lamas & J. Muralha

Abandoned roadways aged up to 50 years observed in Kushiro Coal Mine, Japan, Y. Fujii, T. Sugawara, J. Kodama, Y. Ishijima, T. Kiyama, M. Takada, Y. Ichihara, S. Kumakura, T. Narita, M. Sawada & E. Nakata

The role of instrumentation and monitoring system on the stability of a slope, M. Gharouni Nik

Determination of mechanical properties of a large deformation zone, R. Glamheden, I. Olofsson &A. Fredriksson

Spalling in a field experiment of heated boreholes in hard rock, R. Glamheden, B. Fälth & R. Christiansson

About the determination of the joint set intensity, N.F. Grossmann

Determination of in-situ stress orientation by thermally induced spalling, E. Hakami & R. Christiansson

Site investigation in volcanic rock mass for building projects, L.E. Hernández, M.J. Pomares, J.A. Rodríguez-Losada, A. Eff-Darwich & C. Olalla

Prediction of rock mass along tunnels by geostatistical method, K. Kaewkongkaew, N. Phien-wej & D. Kham-ai

Developing in situ stresses estimation algorithm using a hybrid numerical method based on local stress measurement-case study: Seymare dam, K. Shahriar, M. Gharouni Nik & Z. Khademian

In situ stress determination by hydro jacking tests on fractured rock mass, M.A. Kanji

A case study on in situ testing of rock mass deformability, B. Kavur, N. Stambuk Cvitanovic & I. Vrkljan

In situ rock stress-strength comparison: Posiva’s Olkiluoto Spalling Experiment (POSE), K. Kemppainen, M. Hakala, E. Johansson, H. Kuula & J.A. Hudson

Comparison of monitoring items for hazardous ground in subsea tunnels, H. Kim & S. Jeon

Determination of principal stress orientations from wireline logging caliper data and borehole images in deep drilling, W. Lin

Experimental and numerical analysis of rock block stability using a remotely positioned laser Doppler vibrometer, G.C. Ma, K. Sawada, A. Yashima, F. Uehan, O. Murata, H. Saito &Y. Ootsuka

Investigation of spalling failure at Nayriz Marble Mine (Iran), M. Moosavi, H.M. Doghozlo, M. Goodarzi, N. Ghavami & F. Moosavi

Geotechnical and monitoring challenges during excavation of a large urban tunnel in soft ground and low overburden, B. Moritz, R. Matt & R. Heissenberger

A study of the compound evaluation for geophysical explorations by self-organizing maps, M. Nakamura, H. Kusumi, T. Yamamoto &T. Tsuji

Measurement of exterior deformation of an earth-filled dam using GPS displacement monitoring system, S. Nakashima, H. Kawasaki, N. Shimizu, S. Kubota &T. Nakano

An innovative method to determine the indirect deformation modulus of rock masses in Asmari formation of Iran, A. Noorzad, K. Ahangari &A. Haghnejad

Measurement of rock stress change by Cross-sectional Borehole Deformation Method (CBDM), Y. Obara, Y. Fukushima, T. Yoshinaga, T. Shin, M. Ujihara, S. Kimura &T. Yokoyama

Rock investigations for the construction of railway tunnel through Slovenian Karst, B. Petkovšek, J. Prestor &A. Geršak

In-situ test program for fault zone characterization, T. Pilgerstorfer &W. Schubert

Geological origin and stability analysis of the Suoduoxi accumulation body in the upper reaches of the Jinsha River, A.W. Ren, X.G.Wang, Z.X. Jia, Y.J.Wang & Q.W. Duan

In situ rock stress measurement using an improved Downward Compact Conical-ended Borehole Overcoring technique, K. Sakaguchi, A. Kizaki & K. Matsuki

Laser scanning images analysis for tunnel inspection, F. Sandrone & R.Wissler

Numerical simulations of hydraulic fracture intersecting an interbed of sandstone, M. Sarmadivaleh, V. Rasouli &W. Ramses

GPS displacement monitoring system for the precise measuring of rock movements, N. Shimizu, T. Masunari &T. Iwasaki

A study on prediction of squeezing and rockburst based on surface exploration for selection of HLW disposal site in Japan, K. Shin, M. Sawada, Y. Inohara, T. Shidahara, T. Hatano, S. Arai &T. Miwa

Evaluation of stresses based on overburden and in-situ measurements, R. Singh

Stress parameter analysis in hydraulic fracturing with open fracture pattern, J.-H. Synn, Chan Park, Chulwhan Park & K.-S. Kim

Nanoseismic monitoring of shallow caverns for detection of incipient failures, M. Tsesarsky & G.H.Wust-Bloch

The stability of an underground congress center in soft tuffs through an integrated in-situ monitoring, experimental, analytical and numerical methods (Cappadocia, Turkey), R. Ulusay, Ö. Aydan, M. Genis˛& H.Tano

Evaluation study of nozzle design selection for hydraulic fracturing test on concrete, limestone and andesite with triaxial loading at the laboratory, R.K.Wattimena, S. Kramadibrata, N.P.Widodo & R.K. Uripto

Seismic imaging of stressed pillars in abandoned coal mines: Case studies from Australia, R.J. Whiteley

*Dynamics and blasting*

Damping analysis with depth and influence of geology on the transmission of vibrations generated by blasts, M.I. Alvarez-Fernandez, C. Gonzalez-Nicieza &A.E. Alvarez-Vigil

Comparison of blast-induced ground vibration predictors in Seyitomer coal mine, E. Arpaz, Ö. Uysal, Y. Tola, K. Görgülü & M. Çavu¸s

A new testing station for rock impact on full-scale structures, M. Bost, S. Loock, L. Lenti, F. Rocher-Lacoste, J. Gineys & L. Dubois

Mechanical behaviour of rock discontinuities under seismic conditions, L. Canelli, A.M. Ferrero, M. Migliazza &A. Segalini

Dynamic responses of tunnels subjected to Rayleigh wave, C.-H. Chen, T.-T.Wang &T.-H. Huang

Dynamic tensile-splitting tests of rocks, S.H. Cho, J.R. Ahn, M.S. Kang, Y. Nakamura, Y. Ogata & K. Kaneko

Characterization of dynamic rock fracture parameters using Notched Semi-circular Bend (NSCB) method and Cracked Chevron Notched Brazilian Disc (CCNBD) method, F. Dai & K. Xia

Numerical simulation of train-induced vibrations in rock masses, A. Eitzenberger, P. Zhang & E. Nordlund

Effect of micro-defects and macro-joints on stress wave propagation in rock mass, L.F. Fan, F. Ren & G.W. Ma

Progress in study of rockburst experiments and control countermeasures, M.C. He, X.N. Jia,W.L. Gong, G.J. Liu & J.T. Zhang

Evaluation of dynamic behaviors of bedrock foundation based on FEM and DEM simulations, Y. Jiang, L. Yang, Y. Tanabashi, B. Li & S. Li

Application of discrete element method for validity evaluation of rock dynamic fracture toughness measured by semi-circular bend technique, T. Kazerani & J. Zhao

The mechanism behind seismic damage to railway mountain tunnels and assessment of their aseismic performance, Y. Kojima, K. Yashiro, T. Funahashi, H. Miyabayashi, T. Iura &T. Asakura

Destress rock blasting as a rockburst control technique, P. Konicek, P. Konecny & J. Ptacek

Dynamic test of a high energy-absorbing rock bolt, C.C. Li

A 1D equivalent medium method for wave propagation across parallel jointed rock mass, J.C. Li, H.B. Li, G.W. Ma & J. Zhao

Effects of decoupled charge blasting on rock fragmentation efficiency, W. Liang, H.Y. Liu, X. Yang & D.J.Williams

Modelling earthquake-induced rock failures using NMM and DDA, Y.J. Ning, X.M. An, Z.Y. Zhao & G.W. Ma

Prediction of rockburst based on an accident database, A. Peixoto, L. Ribeiro e Sousa, R. Leal e Sousa, X.-T. Feng, T. Miranda & F. Martins

An investigation on stress wave propagation in micromechanical models of rock, R. Resende, L.N. Lamas, J.V. Lemos & R. Calçada

A comparison of empirical methods and evolutionary programming to predict blast-induced ground vibration, A. Sadeghee & H. Khoshrou

Effective explosive energy utilization for engineering blasting – initial results of an inventive stemming plug, SPARSH, Md. Sazid, M.R. Saharan &T.N. Singh

Rock support subjected to dynamic loading: Field testing of ground support using simulated rockburst, S. Shirzadegan, E. Nordlund, U. Nyberg, P. Zhang & L. Malmgren

Effects of loading rate on compressive strength of Maha Sarakham salt, T. Sriapai, P. Samsri & K. Fuenkajorn

Effect of artificial discontinuities on blast induced vibrations in open pit mines, Ö. Uysal, E. Arpaz, M. Cavus, S. Beyhan, Y. Tola & S. Yuvka

Wave propagation in inhomogeneous orthotropic rocks, C.D.Wang, D.S.Wu & J.J. Liao

Experimental investigation on dynamic mechanical performances of granite, W.Wang, Y. Hu, X. Ren &Y. Xiong

The application of smooth blasting for freezing rock in vertical shaft, X.G.Wang, E.X. Gao, Z.Wu, L.L. Zhang & L. Li

*Fluid and gas flow*

Experimental and numerical study on the behavior of supercritical CO2 injected to low permeable rocks, A. Arsyad, Y. Mitani, H. Ikemi, K. Kuze & S. Oura

A fully coupled thermoporoelastic model for drilling in HPHT formations, A. Diek, L. White, J.-C. Roegiers & D. Blankenship

Hydraulic stimulation of geothermal wells: Modeling of the hydro-mechanical behavior of a stimulated fractured rock mass, S. Gentier, X. Rachez, M. Peter-Borie &A. Blaisonneau

Investigation of thermal effect on stability of deep wellbores in low and high permeable formations, Z. Hou & X. Luo

Modelling and optimization of multiple fracturing along horizontal wellbores in tight gas reservoirs, Z. Hou & L. Zhou

Dependence of fracture geometry and spatial variation in pressure on hydraulic conductivity in rock fractures, K. Kishida, T. Hosoda, A. Sawada, H. Sato, S. Nakashima & H. Yasuhara

Analytical solutions for poroelasticity within a finite two-dimensional domain, P.C. Li & D.T. Lu

Mechanical effect of the presence of gas on faults modeled as a sandwiched Cam-Clay material, V. Maury, J.-M. Piau & D. Fitzenz

Impact of fluids and formation anisotropy on acoustic, deformation and failure characteristics of reservoir shales and pure clay minerals, A.N. Tutuncu &A.I. Mese

Change of joint aperture during formation of ice-ring around underground LNG storage cavern, E.-S. Park, S.-K. Chung, J.-H. Synn,W.-C. Jeong, T.-K. Kim & S.-H. Bae

A parametric study to investigate the effect of injection and production well operation on the CO2 sequestration process in deep unmineable coal seams, M.S.A. Perera, P.G. Ranjith & S.K. Choi

Development of the confined pressure type of multi-purpose rock flow system and its application to the evaluation of permeability of various geomaterials, A. Sato, H. Yoshitake, T. Shiote & K.Sasa

Near-field application of aperture back calibrated distinct fracture network, M. Sharifzadeh & M. Javadi

A combined Bayesian-Wavelet-Data fusion workflow for breakout zone identification in oil and gas wells, H. Soroush &V. Rasouli

Hydraulic stress effect on 3 dimensional pore network and permeabillity change, M. Takahashi, C. Ahn & M. Kato

Algorithm of coupled seepage and normal stress processes in fractured rock mass by composite element method, L.L. Xue, S.H. Chen & I. Shahrour

Evolution of fracture permeability in granite under temperature, confining pressure and pH conditions prescribed, H. Yasuhara, N. Kinoshita, S. Nakashima & K. Kishida

Physical clogging model using stick rate of calcite on CO2 mineral trapping, S.Y. Yoo, Y. Mito, T. Matsuoka, Y. Kuroda & A. Ueda

*Risks and hazards*

The SEALEX in situ experiments: Performance tests of repository seals, J.D. Barnichon, P. Dick & C. Bauer

Post-closure hydromechanical behaviour of a backfilled cavity, N. Dufour, H.Wong & F. Deleruyelle

Risk assessment of carbon dioxide storage in carboniferous formations, H. Manchao, R. Leal e Sousa, A. Gomes, L. Ribeiro e Sousa, E. Vargas Jr. & Zhang Na

Optimisation of a borehole-tunnel concept design for HLW disposal in granite using a 3D coupled THM modelling, H. Kunz, H.-G. Zhao, H. Shao, J. Hesser, J.Wang &V. Bräuer

Design and development of a large-scale THMC experiment of compacted bentonite for geological disposal of high level radioactive waste in China, Y.M. Liu, J.Wang, X.G. Zhao, D. Ke, J.L. Xie, S.F. Cao, L.K. Ma,W.J. Jiang & L. Chen

Is hydraulic jacking a threat to the long-term safety of a nuclear waste repository?, M. Lönnqvist & H. Hökmark

Modelling of rockfall impact using spring-dashpot-slider system, T. Nishimura

Micro-mechanical study on the failure process of clay formations during excavation of galleries, S. You, G.F. Zhao &V. Labiouse

Criterion and classification for strain mode rockbursts based on five-factor comprehensive method, J.J. Zhang, B.J. Fu, Z.K. Li, S.W. Song &Y.J. Shang

Numerical simulation of micro-earthquakes induced by reservoir stimulation in the deep heat mining project Basel, L. Zhou & M.Z. Hou

*Mining and rock support *

New grouting materials using calcium phosphate compounds, M. Akiyama & S. Kawasaki

Design of room & pillar exploitations of non-expensive minerals and ornamental rocks in Spain, L.R. Alejano, F. García-Bastante, J. Taboada & R. Migliazza

Double shearing of rebar steel and cable bolts for effective strata reinforcement, N. Aziz, J. Nemcik & H. Jalalifar

Numerical evaluation of stress distribution along grouted rockbolts, S.A. Boulamatsi, P.P. Nomikos &A.I. Sofianos

Rock support for deep tunnels in highly stressed rocks, M. Cai & P.K. Kaiser

Analytical derivations of bolt profile shear strength, C. Cao, J. Nemcik & N. Aziz

Layout assessment of underground tunnel for the stability of gangway in non-coal mine, S.O. Choi

Longer-term performance of grouted bolts in different lithologies in the Illinois coal basin mines, Y.P. Chugh, H. Gurley &W. Bell

A new approach to simulate crush pillar behaviour in a tabular layout, M. du Plessis & D.F. Malan

Experiences with tunnel support in a South African platinum mine, L.J. Gardner

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, John Loui P. &A. Sinha

Interpretation of pull-out tests on instrumented rock bolts by means of 3D numerical modelling, R. Giot, C. Auvray, A. Giraud, B. Gatmiri &A. Noiret

Estimation of support requirement for large diameter ventilation shaft at Chuquicamata underground mine in Chile, E. Hormazabal, C. Soto, A. Russo & C. Carranza-Torres

Load distribution in inner anchor segment of prestressed cable with time, F. Jing,W.S. Li, C.H. Chen &Y.K. Liu

Reinforcement technique and its application in complicated roadways in underground coal mines, H.P. Kang, J.H.Wang & J. Lin

Determining the dimensions of combined supports in roadways P. Koneˇcný & R. Šˇnupárek

Leachate characteristic of sulphidic coal mine waste rock due to various water pouring interval, G.J. Kusuma, K. Hiroto, H. Shimada, T. Sasaoka, K. Matsui, R.S. Gautama & B. Sulistianto

Stresses and stability of a mine paste fill, C. Laín Huerta, P. Ramírez Oyanguren, R. Laín Huerta, F. Carnero, C. Santana & L. Alejano Monge

Establishing mining limits for partial undermining of surface infrastructure at Union Mine, K.B. Le Bron & R.A. Johnson

Recent developments in the monitoring of excavation stability in South African mines, D.F. Malan

The influence of shear stress and weak contacts on pillar behaviour, J.A. Maritz & D.F. Malan

Performance of polymer skin spray-on liner in coal mines, J. Nemcik, I. Porter & E. Baafi

Rock slope reinforcement in open cut mining using grouted rock pins, G. Ren & S. Kerris

Geotechnical design of the sublevel stoping method for the Poder and Trabajo Veins in the San Genaro Mine – Peru, A. Samaniego & H.I. Pehovaz

Numerical study on disturbance of longwall mining to stress state in the rock mass, M. Shabanimashcool & C.C. Li

Ground support system at Leeville underground mine, C. Sun

Surface settlement due to deep mining with the Numerical Manifold Method, Y. Tal &Y.H. Hatzor

Numerical analysis of rock support interaction in tunnels in seismic regions, T. Tshering, R. Bhasin, R. Olsson &V. Maupin

Investigation into the strength of iron ore pillars in the Lorraine basin, J.N. van der Merwe, C. Didier & F. Poulard

On the fractal characterization of mining-induced crack network in overburden rock strata, Z.Wang, H. Xie & H. Zhou

Safety evaluation of an underground excavation for crusher operation, H.-S. Yang, M.-H. Jang,W.-B. Kim, H.-D. Jang, J.-G. Kim & S.-J. Kim

Experimental study on reinforcing effect of bolt on jointed rock masses under uniaxial tension, N. Zhang, S.C. Li, A.Z. Lu, M.T. Li & L. Yang

*Tunnelling, rock caverns, and underground space*

For a correct interpretation of ground reaction curves, F. Amberg

Creep closure rate of a shallow salt cavern, P. Bérest, J.F. Béraud, V. de Greef, B. Brouard, E. Hertz & C. Lheur

Convergences and core extrusions during construction of the Gotthard Base Tunnel, L. Cantieni, G. Anagnostou & R. Hug

Investigation of the tunnel penetration to the interaction of soil/rock-machine and its indices of cuttability, L.-H. Chen, Y.-C. Chen, C.-N. Chen & Z.-X. Yang

On the generalized thrust system for underground tunneling, L.-H. Chen, Y.-C. Chen, K.-J. Shou & G.-L. Lin

Numerical simulation of ice-ring formation in the jointed rock mass around underground LNG storage cavern using thermo-hydraulic model, S.-K. Chung, E.-S. Park, J.-H. Synn,W.-C. Jeong &T.-K. Kim

Underground storage of natural gas and CO2 in salt caverns in deep and ultra-deep water offshore Brazil, A.M. da Costa, C.S. Amaral, E. Poiate, A.M.B. Pereira, L.F. Martha, M. Gattass & D. Roehl

Qualitative evaluation of the influence of blocky grounds on TBMs performances in deep Alpine tunnels, A. Delisio & J. Zhao

Impact assessment of water head on stability of a tunnel in India, R.D. Dwivedi & R.K. Goel

Development of moisture curing system for tunnel concrete lining, Y. Furukawa, M. Suzuki &Y. Mitani

The response of an argillaceous rock to ventilation: Process identification and analysis of an in situ experiment, B. Garitte &A. Gens

Prediction of convergences in rock tunnels excavated by conventional methods, J.A. González del Álamo & R. Jiménez

Reliable method for controlling tunnel convergence based on analytical results and monitoring results in squeezing rocks, H. Hayashi, K. Aoki, H. Yoshioka, K. Yanagawa & N. Kitou

Probabilistic prediction of squeezing in tunneling under high-stress conditions, R. Jiménez & D. Recio

Shaft sinking and lining design for a deep potash shaft in squeezing ground, G. du T. Judeel, G.J. Keyter & N.D. Harte

Feasibility to control the permeability of clay barriers using geophysical methods, K. Kadiri, C. Schroeder & J.C. Verbrugge

Evaluation of the stability of a rock septum between two large derivation tunnels under high hydrostatic pressure, M.A. Kanji

Geological assessment of underground storage cavern sites, G. Kannan, R. Rath, A. Nanda & P. Vaskou

Development of low speed self-rotating nozzle system for drilling, A. Kizaki, K. Yokoi, K. Sakaguchi & K. Matsuki

Challenges and progress designing deep shafts and wide-span caverns, C. Laughton

Mechanism and key controlling technology of water inrush in tunnel construction, L.P. Li, S.C. Li, Z.H. Xu, B. Sui, S.H. Shi, Y. Zhou, C. Hu, Z.Q. Zhou & S.G. Song

Key technology to treat defective geological data-based comprehensive prediction during tunnel construction in karst areas, S.C. Li, B. Liu, Q.S. Zhang, S.C. Li & L.C. Nie

Geomechanical model test of underground caverns in salt rock, Y.R. Liu, B. Li, F.H. Guan & Q. Yang

4D seismic monitoring of small CO2 injection – Results from the Ketzin pilot site (Germany), S. Lüth, A. Ivanova, C. Juhlin, A. Kashubin, N. Juhojuntti, P. Bergmann & J. Götz

The effect of pick orientation on rock fragmentation, S.S. Mostafavi, Q. Yao, L.C. Zhang, J. Lunn & C. Melmeth

The soundness diagnosis system of plane concrete lining for railway tunnel in Japan, N. Okano, K. Tsuno &Y. Kojima

Case study of huge squeezing behavior in expressway tunnel in service, Y. Okui, T. Tsuruhara, H. Ohta, M. Tada, S. Sakuma, C. Nakata & M. Sueoka

San José tunnels: Reparation of a ground collapse, C.S. Oteo, J.M. Maya & J. Vicente

Observational construction management by field measurement of large scale underground railway station by urban NATM – Railway Bosphorus tube crossing, tunnels and stations 663

I. Otsuka, H. Taki, T. Aoki, M. Shimo, T. Kaneko, M. Iwano & S. Sakurai

Comparison of field and numerical modelling data for the steel pipe umbrella arch applications, S.C. Ozer, V. Ozacar & C.O. Aksoy

Assessment on stress induced instability in a tunnel project of the Himalaya, K.K. Panthi

Integrated modelling and design of reinforced concrete linings for tunnels, K.P. Paschalidis & S.C. Bandis

System behaviour in weak ground: comparison of yielding elements, N. Radonˇci´c &W. Schubert

Gypsum crystal growth in tunnels, A. Ramon & E.E. Alonso

Geomechanical aspects of CO2 sequestration and modeling, J. Rutqvist

The integrated prediction system for geological conditions ahead of tunnel faces, S. Shirasagi, T. Yamamoto, Y. Mito & M. Ashraf

Stability analysis of concrete plugs in a pilot cavern for compressed air energy storage, W.K. Song, D.W. Ryu &Y.K. Lee

Salt and rock mechanic challenges at the verification of drift seal systems at the Morsleben repository, Germany, J. Stahlmann, R. Mauke, M. Mohlfeld & C. Missal

TBM vs. D&B – a difficult choice in mountain terrain – some geotechnical guidelines, M. Verman, T.G. Carter & L. Babendererde

Underground research laboratory network, J.S.Y.Wang, P.H. Smeallie, X.-T. Feng & J.A. Hudson

The state-of-the-art and research advances on the underground natural gas storage in bedded salt rocks in China, C.H. Yang, Y.P. Li & D.A. Qu

Probabilistic assessment of stability of underground rock caverns and cavern shape optimization, W.G. Zhang, A.T.C. Goh & J.Y.K.Wong

Deformation and failure mechanism of surrounding rock mass around underground caverns in Jinping hydropower station I, X.P. Zhou & Q.H. Qian*Rock slopes and foundations*

Importance of anisotropy in dam foundation, estimated by in-situ dilatometer tests, B. Abrah, M. Karami & L. Faramarzi

Application of rockfall risk assessment techniques in two aggregate quarries, L.R. Alejano, M. Veiga, I. Gómez-Márquez & H. Dellero

Seismic stability analysis of rock slopes using the numerical manifold method, X.M. An, Y.J. Ning, G.W. Ma & Z.Y. Zhao

Stabilization of a landslide in Valgrisenche, Italy, G. Barla, F. Antolini & M. Barla

Development and characteristics of a deep-seated slope movement, Y.-C. Chiu, C.-H. Lee, T.-T.Wang &T.-H. Huang

3DEC modelling of p-y behaviour of laterally loaded piles in jointed rock, W.L. Chong, A. Haque, P.G. Ranjith &A. Shahinuzzaman

Field test and interpretation of the side shear resistance of a drilled shaft in rock, D. del Olmo, C. Olalla, S. Melentijevic & L. Prieto

What modern rock mechanics owe to the Malpasset arch dam failure, P. Duffaut

Prediction of ultimate bearing capacity of discontinuous rock foundations on the basis of limit analysis, A. Fahimifar & M. Imani

Simulating the failure mechanism of rock slopes (due to kinked and secondary cracks propagation) by a higher order displacement discontinuity method, M. Fatehi Marji & M. Eghbal

The assessment of stability of grand Dallagkaus landslide in reservoir of Zaramag hydro power development, Russia, E.G. Gaziev &V.V. Rechitski

Slope stability analysis using a hybrid Finite-Discrete Element method code (FEMDEM), G. Grasselli, A. Lisjak, O.K. Mahabadi & B.S.A. Tatone

Evaluation of the stability of a bullnose within Coedmore Quarry, Durban, South Africa, A.J. Greet, K. Naidoo & E.D.C. Hingston

Centrifuge model test on earthquake-induced failure behaviour of slope in discontinuous rock mass, M. Ishimaru &T. Kawai

Evaluation of slope hazards stability and failure probability in a mountainous area along a highway, N. Jia, Y. Mitani, I. Djamaluddin & H. Ikemi

Seismic instability assessment of rock slopes in a large area based on planar sliding mode, J.-C. Jiang, T. Yamagami & Q. Yang

Deterministic stability analyses of a rehabilitated pit wall slope at Coedmore Quarry, Durban, K. Naidoo, B.R. Jones & E.D.C. Hingston

Developing a slope stability curve of open pit coal mine by using dimensional analysis method, S. Kramadibrata, S. Saptono, R.K.Wattimena, G.M. Simangunsong & B. Sulistianto

Rock slope risk analysis based on non-linear failure criterion, A.J. Li, M.J. Cassidy &A.V. Lyamin

Control and evaluation for residual subgrade settlement of high speed railway, X.H. Li, Z. Chen, X.Y. Zhao, H.L. Sun, J.H. Guo &T. Zhao

The role of rock mechanics investigations in Bakhtiary dam and hydropower plant project, A. Mehinrad, Kh. Binazadeh, A. Gheshmipour, H. Hamzehpour, H. Chehreh & M. Haftani

Design of spread foundations on rock masses according to Eurocode 7, T. Miranda, F. Martins & N. Araújo

Unloading scheme to control sliding mass at Angouran open pit mine, Iran, P. Moarefvand, M. Ahmadi & M. Afifipour

A heterogeneous multi-velocity model for the location of microseismic events in rock slopes, C. Occhiena, M. Pirulli & C. Scavia

Deep foundations on weathered rocks, C.S. Oteo

Failure modes and countermeasures of large-scale rock slope composed of Phyllite in Korea, B.-S. Park, H. Cho, S.-H. Cha & D.-I. Park

Foundations of gravity dams: Rock mechanics requirements, M. Romana

Use of ground-based synthetic aperture radar to investigate the complex 3-D kinematics of a large open pit slope, J. Severin, E. Eberhardt, L. Leoni & S. Fortin

Rock slope stability analysis using the discontinuous deformation analysis, J.P. Sun & Z.Y. Zhao

Mechanism of rock avalanche induced by earthquake – Insight from the discontinuous numerical modeling approach, X. Tu, G. Zhao, F. Dai & J. Zhao

Stability analysis of jointed rock slope evaluated by 3DEC, A. Varughese, G.W. Rathod & K.S. Rao

Estreito HPP – Geotechnical and geomechanical characterization of the Sandstone foundation rock mass, E.Wunder, M.C. Meireles, N. Borchardt, A.M. Calcina & M.A. Camargo

Mechanism and dynamics of dip-slope failure revealed by LiDAR data and Discrete Element method, C.-H. Yeh, M.-L. Lin, Y.-C. Chan & K.-J. Chang

*Interdisciplinary*

A comprehensive approach in predicting excessive sand production, M. Bai, C. Santana & X. Shen

The theory of underground structures design has gained strength, N.S. Bulychev, N.N. Fotieva & P.V. Deev

Simulation of steel fiber reinforced shotcrete behavior using fracture mechanics, A. Fahimifar & B. Mehrzad

Rock mechanics aspects of drill bit rock interaction, S.A.B. da Fontoura, N. Inoue, I.M.R. Martinez, C. Cogollo & D.A. Curry

The impact of structural-tectonic of the rock mass on the formation and development of geo-deformation processes, E. Freiberg, E. Bellendir, V. Golitsyn, N. Ablyamitov, E. Cherkez, E. Tchujko & G. Bich

Simulation of arenaceous weak rocks by means of cemented sands, V.R. Galván Liévano & M.A. Kanji

3D geological documentation system based on digital photogrammetry, L.Q. Guo, J.B. Liao, J.J. Chen, X.Yu & J. Tao

Uncertainty and sources of error in rock engineering, J. Hadjigeorgiou & J.P. Harrison

Analysis of the infrastructure system and core factors for environment-friendly urban regeneration, K.C. Han, D.W. Ryu, H.M. Kim &T.H. Kim

Microwave assisted mechanical rock breaking, F. Hassani, P.M. Nekoovaght, P. Radziszewski & K.E. Waters

Continuously variable frequency electrochemical characteristics of rock, J.C. Hu, F.Wang, J.J. Cui & M.C. He

Workflow design and software customization to enable integration of lidar data with active drill-and-blast tunnel construction projects, M.J. Lato, M. Vöge, E. Dale & E. Morgan

Parametric sensitivity investigation: Analysis of wellbore stability, G. Li & M. Bai

Study and application of visualized model test technologies for gas storage cluster in salt rock, L.J. Cheng, Z.K. Li & B. Xu

Real-time microseismic navigation for CBM directional drilling, X. Luo

On the minimum size of representative volume element: An n-point probability approach, D. Łyd˙zba &A. Ró˙za´nski

Estimation of rock mass deformation modulus based on GSI system, A. Majdi, A. Bashari & M. Beiki

New physical modeling of flexural toppling failure with titling machine, A. Majdi, Ö. Aydan & M. Amini

Fusion of drill monitoring data with geological borehole assays, A. Melkumyan, P. Hatherly & H. Zhou

Parametric study of formation stability using a hollow cylinder model, P.A. Nawrocki, Z. Qi & D.Wang

Rock mass characterization using attenuation of coda waves, R.A.O. Pedroza, J.C.A. Vargas & P.C.E. Rodríguez

Rock mass classification based on seismic measurements using Support Vector Machines, A.J. Rechlin, S. Lüth & R. Giese

A rock mass classification to estimate excavation rate, support and rock properties in a borehole survey, M. Sawada, K. Shin, Y. Inohara, T. Shidahara, T. Hatano &T. Miwa

Charts for estimating active earth pressures on retaining walls assuming Hoek & Brown non-lineal strength criterion, A. Serrano, A. Perucho & M. Conde

A new classification system for wet rocks (MiC System), H. Soroush &A. Fahimifar

The life-cycle information management practice of ShanghaiYangtze River Tunnel and Bridge Project, H.Y. Tian & Q.W. Liu

In-situ experimental studies on improvement of deformability of rock masses by grout treatment, S. Utsuki, T. Asakura & K. Kikuchi

Intelligent recognition of rock mechanical models, C.X. Yang, X.T. Feng & B.R. Chen

Verification of reinforcing effects of a tunnel face reinforcement method by centrifuge model tests and numerical analysis, Y. Yokota, K. Date &T. Yamamoto

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