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Rock Mechanics and Rock Engineering: From the Past to the Future

ISBN 9781138032651
Published October 23, 2016 by CRC Press
1370 Pages

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Book Description

Rock Mechanics and Rock Engineering: From the Past to the Future contains the contributions presented at EUROCK2016, the 2016 International Symposium of the International Society for Rock Mechanics (ISRM 2016, Ürgüp, Cappadocia Region, Turkey, 29-31 August 2016). The contributions cover almost all aspects of rock mechanics and rock engineering from theories to engineering practices, emphasizing the future direction of rock engineering technologies. The 204 accepted papers and eight keynote papers, are grouped into several main sections:
- Fundamental rock mechanics
- Rock properties and experimental rock mechanics
- Analytical and numerical methods in rock engineering
- Stability of slopes in civil and mining engineering
- Design methodologies and analysis
- Rock dynamics, rock mechanics and rock engineering at historical sites and monuments
- Underground excavations in civil and mining engineering
- Coupled processes in rock mass for underground storage and waste disposal
- Rock mass characterization
- Petroleum geomechanics
- Carbon dioxide sequestration
- Instrumentation-monitoring in rock engineering and back analysis
- Risk management, and
- the 2016 Rocha Medal Lecture and the 2016 Franklin Lecture

Rock Mechanics and Rock Engineering: From the Past to the Future will be of interest to researchers and professionals involved in the various branches of rock mechanics and rock engineering.

EUROCK 2016, organized by the Turkish National Society for Rock Mechanics, is a continuation of the successful series of ISRM symposia in Europe, which began in 1992 in Chester, UK.

Table of Contents


The 2016 ISRM Rocha Medal Lecture

The secrets of jointed rock masses as told by distinct element models: Jointed roof beams, ground support design and the 1963 Vajont rock slide
C.W. Boon

The 2016 ISRM Franklin Lecture

Micromechanical rock models
H. Konietzky

Keynote Lectures

Applications of numerical methods in tunnelling and underground excavations: Recent trends
G. Barla

Rock engineering problems related to mechanical excavation in complex geology, solutions and examples from Turkey
N. Bilgin

Reservoir geomechanics helps improve CO2 storage performance and risk assessment
S. Durucan, J.-Q. Shi, J. de La Torre Guzman &A. Korre

Monitoring, warning and dynamic mitigation of rock burst development process in underground hard rock engineering
X.-T. Feng

Hydromechanical behavior of fault zones in petroleum reservoirs
S.A.B. da Fontoura, N. Inoue, G.L. Righetto & C.E.R. Lautenschläger

Seismic vulnerability of historic monuments: A rock mechanics perspective
Y.H. Hatzor

Characterisation of open pit slopes: Toward an integrated remote sensing-numerical modelling approach
D. Stead & M. Havaej

Structural characterization of faults and fractures in underground works
P. Vaskou

Fundamental rock mechanics

The relationship between pore structure and permeability under confining pressure
D.S. Cheon, E.S. Park & M. Takahashi

Modeling yield propagation of jointed synthetic rock
A.K. Alzo’ubi

Tensor variate normal distribution for stress variability analysis
K. Gao & J.P. Harrison

On a possible mechanism of transforming discontinuity deformation regime
A.A. Ostapchuk, D.V. Pavlov & I.A. Batuhtin

Estimating strength of rock masses using fuzzy inference system
M. Sari

Tensile strength anisotropy of Pocheon granite and roughness evaluation of its failure planes
M.B. Diaz, S.G. Jung, L. Zhuang, K.Y. Kim, J.H. Jung & H.S. Shin

Rock properties, experimental rock mechanics and physical modelling

Estimating the rock strength from a crushability index
S. Kahraman & O.Y. Toraman

The relation between uniaxial compressive and Brazilian tensile strength
J. Rostami, S. Kahraman, X. Yu, H. Copur, C. Balci,W. Bamford & B. Asbury

Full-scale linear cutting experiments with a conical cutter for simulating different cutting patterns
H. Copur, N. Bilgin, C. Balci, D. Tumac, E. Avunduk &A.S. Mamaghani

Kimachi sandstone does not have to fail under larger stress
Y.Wang, Y. Fujii, D. Fukuda & J. Kodama

Strain localisation characteristics in sandstone during uniaxial compression by 3D digital image correlation
H. Munoz, A. Taheri & E. Chanda

Analyzing drilling machine in aid to improve open pit mining operations
O.F. Ugurlu & M. Kumral

Experimental determination of crack initiation and crack damage in sedimentary rocks under low confinement
K. Bartmann & M. Alber

Strength, deformation and cracking characteristics of limestones
Ö. Ündül, N. Aysal, B.C. Çobano˘glu, F. Amann & M. Perras

Water effects on rocks
L.N.Y.Wong &V. Maruvanchery

Effect of drilling strength on laboratory scale rock cuttability
S. Yasar &A.O. Yilmaz

New facilities in rock thermal property measurements in application to geomechanics
Yu. Popov, E. Popov & E. Chekhonin

Evaluation of microscopic fracture toughness of grains within granite using a new mechanical testing machine for micro-sized specimen
S.S. Jeong, Y. Obara & M. Kataoka

Investigation of the effect of textural properties towards predicting sawing performance of diamond wire machines
D. Tumac, E. Avunduk, H. Copur, C. Balci & S. Er

Effect of elastic and strength properties of rocks during blasthole drilling
O. Su, U. Sakız & N.A. Akçın

Laboratory investigations of fracture toughness and tensile strength for various rock types
M. Ghamgosar, N. Erarslan & K. Tehrani

Time-dependent properties of tuffs of Cappadocia, Turkey
T. Ito, T. Akagi, Ö. Aydan, R. Ulusay &T. Seiki

The role of tilting rate and wear of surfaces on basic friction angle testing
I. Pérez-Rey, L.R. Alejano, J. Arzúa & J. Muralha

Physical property evaluation of ground improvement piles utilizing borehole wall images taken by borehole televiewers
Y. Hachino, H. Yasutomi, K. Tajima, Y. Ootsuka, T.Wada & Ö. Aydan

An experimental study on behavior of reconstituted low-rank coal under different fluid saturations
A.S. Ranathunga, M.S.A. Perera, R.T. Haque & P.G. Ranjith

Investigation on temperature dependent mechanical behaviour of Australian granite
W.G.P. Kumari, P.G. Ranjith, M.S.A. Perera & B.K. Chen

Importance of temperature control during permeability test for measuring hydraulic constants of rock
M. Kato, Y. Nara, M. Kohno, T. Sato, D. Fukuda, T. Sato & M. Takahashi

An experimental study on mechanical behaviour of siltstone under brine saturation
W.A.M.Wanniarachchi, P.G. Ranjith, M.S.A. Perera, J. Zhao & M.H.N.D.P.Wickramarathne

Determination of mode II toughness of granite by using SCC test
Y. Jung, E. Park & H. Kim

Method of Poisson’s ratio determination based on plastic volumetric strain in triaxial experiment of rock
X. Ding, Z.Y.Wang & G.Q. Zhang

Experimental study on cracking behavior of a transversely isotropic material
S. Choi, S. Lee & S. Jeon

Study on hydraulic fracturing in transversely isotropic media
J. Jung & S. Jeon

A new design test apparatus for determining direct tensile strength of rocks
K. Tufekci, S. Demirdag, N. Sengun, R. Altindag & D. Akbay

Investigation of thermal parameters changes of filled and unfilled travertine exposed to physical weathering conditions
H. Ozer Toklu, I. Ugur & M. Karaabat Varol

Engineering behavior of Indian oil shales
K.S. Rao &A. Kumar

Mode I fracture toughness of rock under confining pressure
F. Stoeckhert, S. Brenne, M. Molenda & M. Alber

Effect of element surface roughness on brittle failure in hard rocks by DEM simulation
S. Nakashima, T. Sakamoto & N. Shimizu

A numerical modelling study for determining ideal size and geometry of dog bone shaped direct tensile strength test rock specimens
E. Komurlu, A. Kesimal &A.D. Demir

Weathering effects on physical properties and material behaviour of granodiorite rocks
E. Köken, A. Özarslan & G. Bacak

Effect of porosity on uniaxial compressive strength of basaltic rock from Diyarbakır, Turkey
N. Hasancebi

A study on the wear process of impregnated diamond bits via acoustic emission
S. Perez, M. Karakus & F. Pellet

Rigidity of sandstone at elevated temperatures
Á. Török & B. Vásárhelyi

A geostatistical mapping of Schmidt hammer rebound values of carbonate rocks
M. Ba¸syi˘git & H. Tunçdemir

Influences of angles between loading direction and foliation on mechanical characteristics for Takkiri gneiss, Taiwan
P.Y. Shu, S.W. Kao, T.T.Wang & F.Y. Hsiao

The examination of a recently proposed model solution for shear behaviour of infilled natural rock joints based on multi-scale laboratory investigations
M. Zaré & F. Deák

Ultrasonic wave measurements during uniaxial compression tests
G. Pittino, N. Gegenhuber, F. Reiter & R. Fröhlich

Analytical and numerical methods in rock mechanics and rock engineering

Numerical simulation on pillar failure patterns
T.H. Ma, F.T. Suorineni, C.A. Tang & L.Wang

Analytical study on the performance of inflatable rock bolts
C.C. Li

Design and back analysis of NATM tunnels in fractured rock
K. Demir &T. Özbayır

Stability analysis of raise bored shaft in Balya Mine, Turkey
A. Shaterpour-Mamaghani &T. Erdogan

Understanding the influence of pre-tensioned tendons on the hanging wall stability of a shallow bord and pillar mines in South Africa
P.M. Couto & J. Maritz

Enriched finite element procedures for analysis of bolt crossing multiple rock joints
D. Deb, Y.K. Gujjala &A. Khan

The past revisited: The giants behind the elastic solutions for stresses around underground openings
H. Gercek

Hertzian contact damage in a hollow circular cylinder
M. Serati, D.J.Williams & N. Erarslan

Numerical simulation of the stress-strain behavior of intact granite specimens with Particle Flow Code
U. Castro-Filgueira, L.R. Alejano, J. Arzúa & D. Mas Ivars

Bearing capacity of shallow foundations in anisotropic geomaterials
A. Azami, T. Yacoub & J. Curran

Study on ground behavior considering temporary plastic zone around tunnel face
T. Kaneko, T. Ichida & N. Ohara

Analysis of coal burst phenomenon in underground coal mines
C. Zhang, I. Canbulat & F. Tahmasebinia

Modeling permeability evolution under triaxial compression deformation of Shirahama sandstone
D. Asahina, M. Takahashi, M. Takeda & H. Tsukamoto

Modelling of the mechanical behaviour of an opened rock joint
Y. Li, J. Oh, R. Mitra & B. Hebblewhite

Crown pillar behavior study using numerical modeling in Chelopech mine
T.D. Georgieva, D. Anastasov & I. Gyrkov

Tunnel excavation in low permeability ground: Effect of anisotropy on excess pore pressure
L.M. Guayacán-Carrillo, D. Seyedi, J. Sulem, S. Ghabezloo, A. Noiret & G. Armand

Hard rock TBM performance: Preliminary study based on an exploratory tunnel in the Alps
A. Rispoli, A.M. Ferrero, M. Cardu, L. Brino &A. Farinetti

Study on caving mechanism in longwall top coal mining using discontinuous modelling
T.D. Le, R. Mitra, J. Oh & B. Hebblewhite

An elastoplastic and viscoplastic model for porous geomaterials
M. Souley, N. Lafrance, C. Auvray, V. Labiouse &T. Belem

Numerical evaluation of rockbolt reinforcement unit in jointed rock mass by DDA method
W. Nie, Z.Y. Zhao & S.Q. Ma

Modeling of dynamic behavior of drillstring taking rock-bit interaction into consideration
X. Song, M. Tijani & H. Sellami

EC7 design approach for debris flow flexible barriers: Applicability and limitations
F. Vagnon, A.M. Ferrero &A. Segalini

Modeling unstable rock failures in underground excavations
E.C. Poeck, Z. Khademian, R. Garvey & U. Ozbay

Theory and application of deep hole floor-break blasting in floor rock burst coal mine
S.K. Zhao, Z.G. Deng, Q.X. Qi & H.Y. Li

Can we predict the collapse of tunnels and shafts by elasto-plastic numerical analyses?
S. Sakurai

Numerical investigations on pea gravel using a nonlinear constitutive model
M. Lagger, M.R. Henzinger &W. Schubert

An estimation of subsidence slope created by mining – A case study of Chahargonbad copper mine
M. Amjadi, K. Shahriar, S.E. Khezri & M.Y. Razavi

The effect of intermediate principal stress on the ground reaction curve at the tunnel crown
H. Mohammadi, H. Jalalifar, M.A. Ebrahimi &A.R. Ahmadi

Failure mechanism of a gypsum pillar by 2D and 3D FEM/DEM numerical analyses
S. Grisi, R. Castellanza, F. Agliardi, G. Crosta & D. Elmo

Numerical investigation on the implementation of a reinforced segmental lining considering an inhomogeneous loading and bedding situation
M.R. Henzinger &W. Schubert

Effects of matrix permeability and fracture density on flow pattern in dual porous rock masses
S. Namdari, A. Baghbanan & M.J. Habibi

Hydro power plant Obervermuntwerk II – shotcrete phenomena in the power house cavern – decisions and remediation
C. Dich, F. Tschuchnigg & H.F. Schweiger

Stability of slopes in civil and mining engineering

An approach for determining vertical displacements using inclinometer on unstable slopes
˙I. Özkan

Geomechanics characterization and stability of a large open pit slope in complex rock-mass (Italy)
M. Coli, E. Livi & N. Coli

A modeling study of intersection lines and points as an assessing instability of rock mass
A. Turanboy, E. Ülker & C.B. Küçüksütcü

Critical real time radar monitoring of sub-bench failures atYara Suomi Oy Siilinjärvi open pit mine (Finland)
S. Mononen, M. Suikkanen, N. Coli, G. Funaioli & F. Meloni

Application of the Q-slope method to highly weathered and saprolitic rocks in Far North Queensland
N. Bar, N.R. Barton & C.A. Ryan

The effects of strength parameters on slope failure mechanisms in weak rocks
Ö. Dinç, Z. Karaca & N. I¸sık

Using directional shear stress models to predict slope stability in highly anisotropic rock masses
N. Bar, T.M. Johnson & G.Weekes

The evaluation of stability of overhanging Ryukyu limestone cliffs utilizing rock mass characteristics inferred from RMQR and intact rock
Ö. Aydan & N. Tokashiki

The Lovers’ Lane (“Via dell’Amore”) rockfall events: A history of dangerous collapses
E. Raso, F. Faccini, P. Brandolini & M. Firpo

The sliding surface roughness effect on landslides: A statistical study
M. Avlonitis, G. Efremidis, A. Konstantinidis & E.C. Aifantis

Gravity-driven deformation characteristics of consequent slate slopes
M.-C.Weng & C.-M. Lo

Improving slope stability at Kı¸slada˘g Gold Mine
S. Ergun, E. Gungor, B. Ozdemir & S. Esen

Model experiment on seismic stability of discontinuous rock slope and numerical simulation
K. Adachi, N. Iwata, R. Kiyota, Ö. Aydan & N. Tokashiki

Investigation of the mechanism and causes of Serdarlı District landslide (Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus – TRNC)
C. Atalar, H. Kumsar, Ö. Aydan, R. Ulusay & R. Kılıç

Modified slope mass rating for slope design in open-pit mining
Z. Zakaria, A.W. Oscar, Z.S. Sabila & L.H. Jihadi

Determining distribution function of geotechnical data for single slope stability analyses at Kungkilang Block, South Sumatera
S. Muhamad, R.I. Sophian, D. Muslim, N. Hamid &T.K. Saad

Dynamic numerical analysis of a stepped-planar rock slide in central Chile – Preliminary results
M. García, S. Sepúlveda, S. Moya, C. Pastén & G. Montalva

Numerical modeling and hazard of a cliff in anthropic and historical contexts
N. Sciarra, M. Calista, A. Pasculli & G. Mataloni

Rehabilitation of a sliding slope and supporting measures for rock slopes in the abutments of the 130m high Zapotillo dam in Mexico
W.Wittke & B.Wittke-Schmitt

Simulation of rockfall fragmentation mechanism in a GIS-based tool
G. Matas, N. Lantada, J. Gili & J. Corominas

Coupled stability analyses of a road cut slope and a railway tunnel in use
E.N. Tanriseven, H.A. Bilgin, L. Tutluoglu & B. Unluturk



Design methodologies and analysis

Feedback of the empirical approach to design the room and pillar mines – Application on chalk mines (France)
M. Al Heib

Evaluation of stress corrosion cracking failure for steel anchoring elements
S.Wu, P. Craig, S. Saydam, P.C. Hagan &A. Crosky

Critical comparison between the double-convex and flat radial joints features in segmental tunnel lining
R. Osgoui, A. Poli & M. Pescara

Lessons from compared design of underground power houses and storage rock caverns
C. Vibert & P. Vaskou

Spraying membrane layer effect on load bearing performance of concrete linings
E. Komurlu, A. Kesimal &A.O. Çakır

The behaviour of Merensky crush pillars as measured at a trial mining site
M. du Plessis & D.F. Malan

Investigation into the viability of mining Merensky stopes using tensioned cable bolt support system: South African platinum mine case study
L. Sekhokoane &T. Zvarivadza

Observational method in the context of rock engineering limit state design
N. Bozorgzadeh & J.P. Harrison

The design of rock pillars in underground mines by considering discontinuities
L.A. Ayres da Silva &A.L.M. Ayres da Silva

Design methodology for tunnels
W. Schubert, M. Brandtner, H.F. Schweiger, T. Marcher & N. Radonˇci´c

An assessment on energy absorption capacity of fiber reinforced shotcrete slabs
H. Tunçdemir, E. Güçlü & M. Ba¸syi˘git

Exploration structure at access adit Umpfental of Boßlertunnel, evaluation and interpretation
W.Wittke, D. Schmitt & P.Wittke-Gattermann

Preliminary rock engineering assessment of Salang tunnel (Afghanistan)
N. Malistani, Ö. Aydan & J. Tomiyama

Methodology of the geotechnical design of the 27.3 km long Semmering Base Tunnel, Austria
Z. Ekici, G. Atzl, T. Schachinger & O.K.Wagner

Rock dynamics

A field study on monitoring of blasting-induced vibrations of tunnels and its possible use for in-situ stress interferences
M. Geni¸s, Ö. Aydan & Z. Derin

Dynamic characterization of Himalayan quartzite subjected to intermediate and high strain rates
H. Meena, S. Mishra, T. Chakraborty, V. Matsagar, P. Chandel, V. Mangla & M. Singh

The development of a servo-control testing machine for dynamic shear testing of rock discontinuities and soft rocks
Ö. Aydan, N. Tokashiki, J. Tomiyama, N. Iwata, K. Adachi &Y. Takahashi

An experimental study of shear deformation behavior of rockbolt under dynamic loading
L. Li, P.C. Hagan, S. Saydam & B. Hebblewhite

Fault rupture simulation of the 2014 Kamishiro Fault Nagano prefecture earthquake using 2D and 3D-FEM
N. Iwata, K. Adachi, Y. Takahashi, Ö. Aydan, N. Tokashiki & F. Miura

Seismic response of numerical analysis and field measurement in Oya tuff underground quarry
T. Seiki, T. Ishii, K. Takahashi, S. Noguchi &T. Ohmura

Development of in-situ cyclic triaxial test method to evaluate dynamic deformation characteristics
T. Okada, T. Naya & H. Nakamura

Rock mechanics and rock engineering at historical sites and monuments

Stability assessment of the stopes and crown pillar of the S’Argentera abandoned mines using empirical approach, focused on a possible tourist exploitation, Ibiza, Spain
L. Jordá-Bordehore, P.L. Romero-Crespo & R. Jordá-Bordehore

Rock engineering evaluation of antique rock structures in Cappadocia Region of Turkey
Ö. Aydan & R. Ulusay

Stability assessment of volcanic natural caves – lava tunnels – using both empirical and numerical approach, case studies of Galapagos Islands (Ecuador) and Lanzarote Island (Canary – Spain)
L. Jordá-Bordehore &T. Toulkeridis

Geological-geomechanical setting for the stability analysis of the rock hewn churches of Lalibela (Ethiopia)
M. Coli, F. Sani, E. Livi, N. Coli & G. Moratti

Prevention effect of material flow in the porous rocks by aquo-siloxane method
A. Sato, K. Ikeda, T. Yatsunami, K. Tsuda, T. Fukumitsu & K. Habu

A geoengineering evaluation of antique underground rock settlements in Frig (Phrygian) Valley in the Afyon-Kütahya region of Turkey
Ö. Aydan & H. Kumsar

The numerical analysis of response and stability of stone masonry bridges in Azan (Aizanoi) antique city in Kütahya province of Turkey
J. Tomiyama, Ö. Aydan, H. Kumsar & E. Özer

Analysis of potential rockfalls for Sumela Monastery, Turkey
N. Dadashzadeh, N. Yesiloglu-Gultekin & H.S.B. Duzgun

The effect of biological degradation of tuffs of Cappadocia, Turkey
H. Matsubara & Ö. Aydan

Terrestrial laser scanner aided survey and stability analyses of rhyolite tuff cliff faces with potential rock-fall hazards, an example from Hungary
Á. Török, G. Bögöly, B. Czinder, P. Görög, B. Kleb, B. Vásárhelyi, T. Lovas, Á. Barsi, B. Molnár, Z. Koppányi & J.Á. Somogyi

Underground excavations in civil and mining engineering

Impact of weathering on macro-mechanical properties of chalks
C. Auvray, N. Lafrance, M. Souley &V. Labiouse

Airtightness technologies for the Kurashiki LPG storage cavern
T. Mori, T. Maejima & H. Kurose

Total load-bearing capacity of yielding steel arch supports
P. Horyl, P. Maršálek, R. Šˇnupárek & K. Pacze´sniowski

Excavation damaged zone inferred by geophysical surveys on drift floor of Horonobe URL
T. Tokiwa, K. Aoyagi &T. Fujita

Determining the dominant rock properties affecting the impact hammer performance
S. Hojjati & D. Tumac

An innovative and effective approach to hard rock cutting
N. Erarslan & M. Ghamgosar

Rock mechanical design of gas storage caverns
S. Yıldırım, D. Zapf & K. Staudtmeister

Design, construction and operation experience of water curtain system for the hydraulic containment type LPG storage cavern
H. Kurose, T. Maejima, K. Aoki & C.S. Chang

Arenal Deeps: Application of numerical methods to 2D and 3D stability analyses of underground excavations
I. García Mendive, U. Sterin, G. Rellán, A.O. Sfriso & M. Fuentealba

Stability analysis of LDBH stopes below an open pit mine due to blast load
D. Deb, S. Mohanto, Y.K. Patanwar & R. Shrimali

Stability assessment of a pillar-supported basalt mine in Mendig (Germany)
B. Bock, M. Alber, M. Rogall, A.Wehinger, J. Scherschel &V. Sachtleben

The effect of over excavation on the time-dependent convergence of a drift in Callovo-Oxfordian claystone
L.M. Guayacán-Carrillo, D. Seyedi, J. Sulem, S. Ghabezloo, A. Noiret & G. Armand

Coal pillar deformation monitoring using terrestrial laser scanner technology in room and pillar panel – A case study from the Ostrava-Karvina Coal Field
V. Kajzar, R. Kukutsch, P.Waclawik & P. Konicek

Effect of different loading conditions on tunnel lining in soft rocks
K.S. Rao, S. Mishra & N.K. Gupta

An overview of the stability problems of the tunnels which are parallel to the valley and close to the slope surface – A case study: Cetin HEPP
B. Yilmaz & H.K. Citiroglu

Evaluation of discontinuity and opening geometry effects on roof beam deflection
N. Moussaei, M. Sharifzadeh, K. Shahriar & M.H. Khosravi

TBM performance prediction in basalt and pyroclastic rocks of Deccan traps, a case study of Maroshi-Ruparel water supply tunnel
A. Salimi, J. Rostami & C. Moormann

Investigation of coal mine roof guttering at Magdalena Colliery-South Africa
H. Yilmaz & C.K.A. Khumalo

Estimation of bond quality around rock bolts using ultrasonic wave
Y. Yokota, T. Mori, Y. Koizumi & K. Date

Empirical and numerical approach to stability analysis of pumped storage cavern in Rudbar, Loresan, Iran
N. Houshmand, K. Shahriar & S.E. Khezri

Structurally-related hangingwall alterations contributing to UG2 stope instabilities at Lonmin
A.G. Hartzenberg, M. du Plessis &A.E.W. Friese

Coupled processes in rock mass for underground storage and waste disposal

Geological and rock mechanical modelling of stress induced excavation zone, EDZSI, in ONKALO western Finland
N. Koittola, J. Suikkanen & P. Kantia

Fluid experiments on fractures subjected to normal and shear displacement
N. Hedtmann & M. Alber

Pilot test of compressed air storage in underground rock cavern
W.K. Song

A study of efficient excavation limiting the extent of an excavation damaged zone in Horonobe URL
K. Aoyagi, T. Tokiwa &T. Fujita

Drying- and wetting-induced behavior of Shirahama sandstone under the evaporative condition of tunnel surface
M. Osada & S. Ohtake

Development of 3D analytical solution of earth pressures using cemented paste backfill for supporting underground stope
S. Panchal, S. Jain, D. Deb &T. Sreenivas

Rock mass characterization

Investigations, in-situ tests and stress measurements for the powerhouse complex of the Lagobianco pumped storage project
K. Thermann, B. Stabel & R. Ferrari

Determining the Geological Strength Index (GSI) using different methods
B. Vásárhelyi, G. Somodi, Á. Krupa & L. Kovács

Indexes sifting of rockburst prediction using soft science technology
Y.J. Li, Y.D. Xue & J.Q. Jiao

Further verification of seismic survey results ahead of the tunnel face using drilling vibration data of ultra-long controlled boring
M. Yamagami, T. Ichiki, T. Aoki, Y. Yamanaka, T. Takahashi & K. Nanba

Cerro Vanguardia open pit mining: Database management for stability analyses
I.G. Mendive, G. Rellán, U. Sterin, A.O. Sfriso & G. Erz

Effect of shape and size of sampling window on the determination of average length, intensity and density of trace discontinuity
A. Kamali, K. Shahriar, M. Sharifzadeh, A. Aalianvari &A. Esmaeilzadeh

Statistical investigation of geometrical properties of discontinuities Case study: Cavern of Rodbar Lorestan Pumped storage power plant
A. Kamali, K. Shahriar, M. Sharifzadeh, M.A. Gholami & N. Mossaei

Excavation damaged zone research in Tampere test mine Finland
P. Kantia, S. Mustonen, T. Kouvonen, T. Lehtimäki & M. Olsson

Using open-source software for extracting geomechanical parameters of a rock mass from 3D point clouds: Discontinuity set extractor and SMRTool
A. Riquelme, R. Tomás, M. Cano &A. Abellán

Preliminary relationship between weathering behavior profiles and laboratory slake behavior of carbonatic flysch rocks
M. Cano, R. Tomás &A. Riquelme

Preliminary fractal analysis of fracture spacing inferred from an acoustic televiewer log run in the Basel-1 geothermal well (Switzerland)
M.J.A. Moein, B. Valley & M. Ziegler

A conceptual geotechnical model for Kao Kimberlite Mine, Lesotho, Southern Africa
S.A. Coetsee

Analysis of discontinuity data obtained with remote sensing tools to generate input for EC7 design
A.M. Ferrero, G. Umili & F. Vagnon

Blast wave propagation across jointed rock masses and its influence on the ground motion
S.B. Chai, J.C. Li, H.B. Li, N.N. Li & L.F. Rong

The estimation of rock mass strength properties using probabilistic approaches and quantified GSI chart
H. Basarir, S. Akdag, A. Karrech & M. Ozyurt

Extraction of discontinuity orientations in point clouds
A. Buyer &W. Schubert

Characterization and mechanical properties of a conglomeratic rock from Costa Rica, Central America
D.A. Jiménez & S.A.B. da Fontoura

Harmonizing rock mass properties through experimental, empirical and intelligent tools
J.A. López-Molina, H.N. Caballero-Ramos & S. García

Characterization of a faulted rock mass for a dam foundation
T. Rotonda, A. Di Giulio, P. Tommasi &A. Graziani

Fast or slow progress with TBM in ideal or faulted conditions
N. Barton & N. Bilgin

Petroleum geomechanics

Analysis of geometrical parameters of hydraulic fracturing in horizontal oil wells stimulation
M. Fatehi-Marji, A. Abdollahipour, A. Yarhamadi-Bafghi & J. Gholamnejad

Ensemble smoothing of land displacements and deep compaction for the geomechanical characterization of hydrocarbon reservoirs
C. Zoccarato, M. Ferronato, G. Gambolati, P. Teatini & D. Baù

Analysis of self-propped fractures during SRV fracturing
Z. Zhou, G.Q. Zhang, B. Zhao, Z. Zhang &Y.Wang

Analysis of shale gas hydraulic fracture induced stress and optimization of perforation cluster spacing
Z. Zhou, G.Q. Zhang, D. Zhou, Y.Wang & H. Dong

Instrumentation-monitoring in rock engineering and back analysis

Managing landslide risks associated with erosion-driven slope instabilities using near real-time deformation monitoring systems
N. Bar, R. Parker & S.J. Thomas

Geomechanical investigations and pioneering monitoring attempts in Cappadocia, Turkey
H. Tano, Ö. Aydan, R. Ulusay &T. Tanaka

In situ stress determination from excavation-induced stress by the compact conical-ended borehole overcoring method
A. Hastikova, A. Kolcun, L. Stas & P. Konicek

Evaluation of underground coal mining induced surface subsidence using pre and post mining field observations
T. Zvarivadza

Applications of rock strength borehole probe (RSBP) in underground openings
A. Naeimipour, J. Rostami, E.E. Keller & I.S. Buyuksagis

Monitoring deformation of ground surface over extensive area by Multi-Temporal DInSAR
P.E. Yastika & N. Shimizu

Relationships between degradation quantities revealed by in-situ monitored displacements and cracks of a highway tunnel
Y.C. Chiu, T.T.Wang, C.H. Lee &T.H. Huang

Passive seismic monitoring of potentially unstable rock masses
C. Colombero, C. Comina, S. Vinciguerra, D. Jongmans, L. Baillet, A. Helmstetter, E. Larose & J. Valentin

The use of underground laser mapping for numerical model calibration
E. Jones, D. Beck & F. Reusch

Examination of a granitic host rock behaviour around underground radwaste repository chambers based on acoustic emission datasets
F. Deák & I. Sz˝ucs

Monitoring of vertical cuts in soft rock mass, defining erosion rates and modelling time-dependent geometrical development of the slope
G. Vlastelica, P. Mišˇcevi´c & H. Fukuoka

Deep shaft excavation – geotechnical monitoring and back analysis
A. Poisel, T. Schachinger, O.K.Wagner, R.Wahlen &A. Steindorfer

Monitoring of the dynamic response of the surrounding rock mass at the excavation face of Tarutoge Tunnel, Japan
Ö. Aydan, H. Tano, H. Ideura, A. Asano, H. Takaoka, M. Soya & M. Imazu

Risk management

Risk management: Blasting rock near concrete inside a subway station in a densely populated urban environment
C.M. Nieble & J.A. Penteado

Novel investigation – Ermelo ring road to demarcate risk due to historical coal mining
K.G. Schmid, P.L. Roux & C.J.S. Fourie

Mine closure rock fall hazard and risk analysis study
D.J. Avutia &T. Dlokweni

The Guvano complex landslide in the Cinque Terre National Park, Italy: Geomorphological characterization, GNSS monitoring and risk management
E. Raso, P. Brandolini, F. Faccini & M. Firpo

Landslide risks analysis on Cisumdawu highway construction,West Java, Indonesia
H. Arbi, S. Andriany, H. Cahyadi & D. Muslim

Tunneling to safety – case study based risk management of underground facilities
V. Kongubangaram, C.P. Chakravarthy, R. Nair &A. Usmani

Application of three-dimensional rockfall modeling to rock-face engineering
C.Wendeler, Y. Bühler, P. Bartelt, J. Glover & R. Luis

New frontiers

Geomechanical interpretation for micro-seismic potential at CO2 storage pilot on Svalbard, Norway
B. Bohloli, J.C. Choi, E. Skurtveit &A. Pluymakers

Pore-confining pressure cycling test for supercritical CO2 permeability of sandstone: Implication for the nonlinear effective pressure law
C.S. Choi & J.J. Song

An equivalent continuum approach for the assessment of geological fault reactivation in hydrocarbon reservoirs
E.C. Mejia Sanches & D. Roehl

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