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1st Edition

Rock Mechanics in Civil and Environmental Engineering

ISBN 9780415586542
Published May 27, 2010 by CRC Press
884 Pages

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Book Description

During the last two decades rock mechanics in Europe has been undergoing some major transformation. The reduction of mining activities in Europe affects heavily on rock mechanics teaching and research at universities and institutes. At the same time, new emerging activities, notably, underground infrastructure construction, geothermal energy development, radioactive waste and CO2 repository, and natural hazard management, are creating new opportunities of research and engineering. Rock mechanics today is closely associated with, and indeed part of, construction, energy, and environmental engineering.

Rock Mechanics in Civil and Environmental Engineering collects 200 papers presented at the European Rock Mechanics Symposium EUROCK 2010, covering recent developments in rock mechanics. Topics include: rock mechanics theory, rock dynamics and rate dependent behaviour, laboratory and field test techniques, numerical modelling methods, and rock mechanics applications to engineering design, tunnel excavation and support, slope stabilisation, radioactive waste repository, petroleum and hydropower energy, earthquake and natural hazard management. The book will be invaluable to academics and engineers involved and interested in rock mechanics and rock.

Table of Contents

1. Keynotes

Rock slopes from mechanics to decision making
H.H. Einstein, R.L. Sousa, K. Karam, I. Manzella & V. Kveldsvik 

Coupled thermo-hydro-mechanical processes in fault zones during rapid slip
J. Sulem
How highly stressed brittle rock failure impacts tunnel design
P.K. Kaiser, F. Amann & W. Steiner 

Some rock mechanics issues in petroleum engineering
R.W. Zimmerman 

Strain-based failure criteria for rocks: State of the art and recent advances
M. Kwaśniewski & M. Takahashi
2. Fundamental rock mechanics

2.1 Rock testing and material properties 

Centenary of the first triaxial test – recalculation of the results of Kármán
P. Ván & B. Vásárhelyi 

Experimental artefacts in undrained triaxial testing
S. Ghabezloo & J. Sulem 

Intact rock triaxial compression strength properties of Soma marls with calcite filled joints, in Turkey
E. Emir & S. Beyhan 

Effect of calcium carbonate content on engineering properties of marl
S. Beyhan & E. Emir 

Deformation characteristics under confined triaxial extension stress
M. Takahashi, H. Park, N. Takahashi, Y. Miyazaki & Y. Fujii 

Determination of direct tensile strength and stiffness of intact rocks
K. Fuenkajorn & S. Klanphumeesri 

Characteristic acoustic emission response of sandstone samples in uniaxial compression
N. Slatalla & M. Alber 

Investigation on the precursors to the failure of composite samples under unixial loading condition
Y.X. Zhao, Y.D. Jiang & J. Zhu 

Acoustic emission monitoring of layered sandstone under Brazilian test conditions
A. Tavallali & A. Vervoort 

Acoustic emission during flexural loading of two Greek marbles 
P.P. Nomikos, P. Katsikogianni, K.M. Sakkas & A.I. Sofianos

Laboratory experiments on relation between pore pressure change and acoustic (microseismic) emission 
S.B. Turuntaev, E.V. Zenchenko & E.I. Eremeeva

Mechanical testing of hollow cores to determine elastic parameters of anisotropic rocks using the CSIRO HI cell 
A.B. Ouanas, Y. Gunzburger, F. Lahaie, J.P. Piguet & J.D. Barnichon

Rock fabric controls on the failure mode of strongly deformed gneisses 
G.B. Crosta, F. Agliardi, N. Fusi, S. Zanchetta, V. Barberini, M. Laini, A. Pola & E. de Ponti

Analysis of multi-stage creep and swelling oedometric tests on a French marl 
C. Merah, J.F. Mathier & V. Labiouse

Creep behavior of Çankırı-Turkey rock salt under uniaxial and triaxial loading conditions 
İ. Özkan & S. Düzyol

Shear strength of artificially weathered marl 
P. Miščević & G. Vlastelica

Changes in physico-mechanical properties of ultramafic rocks due to weathering 
Ö. Ündül & A. Tuğrul

Geomechanical characteristics of travertine and its natural degradation order in the karst basin of Trebižat 
M. Prskalo & P. Marijanović

Influences of freeze-thaw process on mechanical properties of some marbles 
B. Bodur, H. Tunçdemir,O. Bayram & M. Bağcı

Mechanical behaviour of a crystalline hard rock subjected to ultra high temperature and consequences for underground opening stability 
F.L. Pellet & M. Keshavarz

2.2 Rock mechanics constitutive models and modelling 

A micromechanical constitutive model of a porous chalk 
J. Lin, S. Xie, J.F. Shao & D. Kondo

Isotropic collapse load as a function of the macroporosity of volcanic pyroclasts 
A. Serrano, A. Perucho & M. Conde

Damage modelling in geotechnics: Micromechanical approach 
S. Levasseur, F. Collin, R. Charlier, Q. Zhu & D. Kondo

A preliminary study on elasto-viscoplastic damage constitutive relation of relaxed rock mass 
H. Zhou, S.H. Chen & W.M. Wang

Discrete approach for anisotropic damage modeling in stratified sedimentary rocks 
L. Chen, G. Duveau & J.F. Shao

Application of a non-linear confinement sensitive constitutive model to mine scale simulations subject to varying levels of confining stress 
V. Levkovitch, F. Reusch & D.A. Beck

Deficiencies in the ubiquitous joint model of layered rocks 
D.P. Adhikary

A simple approximation to estimate the Hoek-Brown parameter ‘mi’ for intact rocks 
M. Sari

Numerical modelling of a triaxial test of homogeneous rocks using the combined finite-discrete element method 
O.K. Mahabadi, A. Lisjak, G. Grasselli, T. Lukas & A. Munjiza

OpenMP parallelization of the three-dimensional distinct lattice spring model 
G.F. Zhao, L. Sun, J.B. Zhu & J.N. Fang

A comparison between application of two and three dimensional bonded-particle models for simulation of damage accumulation in rock 
E. Ghazvinian & M.S. Diederichs

Sensitivity analyses on parameters of lab-scale bonded particle models for rock simulations using Plackett-Burman experimental design method 
J.S. Yoon, M.Z. Hou, A. Zang & O. Stephansson

Investigating intact rock strength and rock mass environment effects on rock mass deformation modulus using sensitivity analysis of empirical equations 
M. Zoorabadi

A view on stochastic finite element, geostatistics, uncertainty and risk analysis on parameter’s estimation in rock mechanics 
P. Hoxha & S. Osmani

2.3 Rock joints and discontinuities 

Morphological analysis of natural marble discontinuities 
T.T.N. Hoang, M. Gasc-Barbier, A. Marache, J. Riss & J. Sulem

Accounting for the influence of measurement resolution on discontinuity roughness estimates 
B.S.A. Tatone, G. Grasselli & B. Cottrell

Joint replica shear testing and roughness degradation measurement 
B. Cottrell, B.S.A. Tatone & G. Grasselli

Relation between fracture size and shear behavior of a single fracture in granite 
A.A. Giwelli, K. Sakaguchi & K. Matsuki

Mechanical behavior of natural marble discontinuities 
T.T.N. Hoang, M. Gasc-Barbier, J. Sulem, A. Marache & J. Riss

Effect of normal load on shear behavior and acoustic emissions of rock joints under direct shear loading 
Z.A. Moradian, G. Ballivy, P. Rivard & C. André

Variation of mechanical parameters of a slightly weathered joint in granite estimated from fourteen shear tests 
F. Johansson, M. Bagheri & H. Stille

A full scale investigation into the rock joint shear strength (UACEG) 
G. Ilov, K. Filipov, N. Kossev & A. Totsev

Direct shear test simulation of real rough rock fractures 
M.S. Asadi & V. Rasouli

Investigation of failure mode and shear strength of rock joints using discrete element method 
T. Kazerani, J. Zhao & Z.Y. Yang

Fluid flow response of JRC exemplar profiles 
A. Hosseinian, V. Rasouli & R. Utikar

Estimating the hydraulic conductivity of two-dimensional fracture networks using effective medium theory and power-law averaging 
C.T.O. Leung & R.W. Zimmerman

Estimation of fault zone permeability with Fuzzy-Delphi AHP (FDAHP) method 
A.A. Anvari, H. Katibeh, M. Sharifzadeh & H. Farhadian

Experimental investigation of crack propagation and coalescence in rock-like materials under uniaxial compression 
H. Mirzaei, R. Kakaie, S.M.E. Jalali, M. Shariati & B. Hassani

Analysis of crack coalescence in rock bridges using neural network 
A. Ghazvinian, V. Sarfarazi, S.A. Moosavi & S. Setayeshi

Numerical study of dimensions effects on measurement of rock fracture characterizations by using the modified Arcan test specimen 
R. Hasanpour, N. Choupani, M.A. Hindistan & B. Ünver

2.4 Rock dynamics, wave propagation and geophysics 

Diameter and load-rate effects on compressive and tensile strength of two granitic rocks 
M.J. Iqbal & B. Mohanty

Rheological properties of rocks during vibration (cyclic loading) 
J. Šancer

Triggering and accumulation of deformations on rock discontinuities due to low amplitude seismic vibrations 
G.G. Kocharyan & D.V. Pavlov

Failure scenario estimated by a non-destructive method 
A. Saad, M. Bost & F. Martineau

Display of resonance properties of the rock massifs in microtremors 
S.B. Kishkina & A.A. Spivak

Wave propagation in discontinuous media 
A. Perino, G. Barla & R. Orta

Analytical study of S-wave propagation across saturated joints in rock masses 
J.B. Zhu, G.F. Zhao, X.B. Zhao & J.C. Li

Seismic surveying tools for the early detection of rock instability zones 
W. Frei

Study of rock anisotropy involved by cracks using combined geophysical methods 
A.F. Idziak, I. Stan-Kleczek & A. Pilarek

Data integration to assess geo-hazards in Maastricht A2 tunnel  
D.J.M. Ngan-Tillard, P. Kouwenberg, P.M. Maurenbrecher & B. Vink

An analytical study to predict underground explosion-induced ground motion  
J.C. Li & G.W. Ma

Prevention and control of rocky slope instabilities induced by blasting vibration in tunneling – application to Núria rack railway  
M. Janeras, A. Macau, S. Figueras & J. Comellas

Simulation of vibration generated by underwater blasting using statistical analysis and numerical modelling 
R. Resende & J.P. Gomes

Seismo-acoustic array monitoring of large quarry drill and blast activity close to a natural park, Tuscany (Italy)  
M. Ripepe, E. Marchetti & M. Coli

3. Tunnels and underground structures

3.1 Theory, design and numerical modelling 

Measurement of spalling parameters from laboratory testing  
M.S. Diederichs & C.D. Martin

Experimental determination of spalling initiation in hard rock  
L. Jacobsson, R. Christiansson & C.D. Martin

Rock strength obtained from core samples and borehole wall instabilities – the effect of drilling induced damage  
B. Valley, N. Bahrani & P.K. Kaiser

A method for predicting the unstable zone around underground spaces based on crack initiation threshold and crack growth theories  
V. Fattahpour & M. Jafari

Triggering swelling potential of anhydrite clay rocks by brittle failure processes  
F. Amann, P.K. Kaiser & W. Steiner

The anhydrite surface – cause of problems in tunnel constructions (new results based on measurements and observations)  
H.P. Noher, M. Meyer & R.M. Zeh

Why the convergence confinement method is not much used in practice  
L.R. Alejano

Preliminary assessment of longitudinal deformation profiles for tunnels excavated in strain-softening rock masses  
L.R. Alejano, A. Rodríguez-Dono & M. Veiga

Investigation of plastic zones around circular tunnels in strain-softening rock mass  
S.L. Wang, C.G. Li, H. Tang & X.R. Ge

Yielding support design in Ceneri Base Tunnel  
F. Mezzatesta & A. Malaguti

Time-dependent loads on tunnel final linings  
P. Yiouta-Mitra, A.I. Sofianos & S. Gekas

Cavity expansion in anisotropic rock  
A. Blioumi & D. Kolymbas

A discrete anisotropic plasticity method for horizontally laminated sedimentary rocks: Development and back analysis  
M.A. Perras & M.S. Diederichs

Displacement analytical solution of a deep tunnel with arbitrary cross section in transversely isotropic rock mass  
Z.Z. Zhang & Z.K. Li

A load and load transfer model for pipe umbrella support  
G.M. Volkmann & W. Schubert

Design methodology for intersection of underground openings  
J. Eisenberg & B. Amusin

Investigating the effects of different horizontal stress to vertical stress ratio (K) on the stress and displacement fields around underground constructions  
M.F. Marji & M.A. Manouchehrian

Effect of excavation of tunnels in the convex slopes using distinct element method  
M. Ashtiani, M. Palassi & A. Ahmadi

3.2 Tunnel methods and support 

Performance prediction of hard rock TBM using rock mass classification  
K. Shahriar, J. Sargheini, M. Hedayatzadeh & J. Khademi Hamidi

Geological controls on the breakthrough of tunnel boring machines in hard rock crystalline terrains 
S. Yagiz, C. Merguerian & T. Kim

Development of a portable rock cutting rig for rock cuttability determination  
N. Bilgin, C. Balcı, D. Tumaç, C. Feridunoğlu & H. Çopur

Selection and design of mechanical excavators and some recent projects from Turkey  
C. Balcı, N. Bilgin, H. Çopur & D. Tumaç

Numerical modelling of indenter/rock interaction under various indenter profiles  
N. Tiryaki, D.J. Williams, H. Alehossein & B. Ünver

Modelling dynamic fracture in mechanical rock cutting using SPAM  
H.Y. Liu, W.M. Liang & D.J. Williams

Abrasivity of rocks at depth  
M. Alber

Determining rock abrasivity in the laboratory  
H. Käsling & K. Thuro

A new laboratory test to evaluate the problem of clogging in mechanical tunnel driving with EPB-shields 
M. Feinendegen, M. Ziegler, G. Spagnoli, T. Fernández-Steeger & H. Stanjek

Using slurry TBM in excavating a high overburden rock tunnel  
F.Y. Hsiao, C.W. Yu & S.Y. Chi

Tests, design and fully mechanised installation of mesh system for underground support  
A. Roduner, A. Roth & S. Brown

Fibre sprayed concrete – Relevant tests for characterizing the correct fibre for the correct use 
B. de Rivaz

Thin sprayed liners – an approach with numerical models  
P. Nater & A. Mena-Cabrera

3.3 Case studies of rock tunnels 

A tunnel and cavern intersection in fault zones at 1240m depth  
Z.Q. Wei & R. Stadelmann

Tunnel liner design in heterogeneous or anisotropic ground  
L. Branscombe, M.S. Diederichs & G. Barla

Performance monitoring and analysis of a yield-control support system in squeezing rock  
G. Barla, M. Bonini & M. Semeraro

Design and execution of the primary support system of the HEPP Mostarsko Blato headrace tunnel 
I. Lukić, P. Marijanović, A. Galić & D. Zovko

The new Linth-Limmern hydro-power plant – design of caverns under 500m overburden  
R. Marclay, J.M. Hohberg, M. John, T. Marcher & D. Fellner

Static and dynamic analysis of underground structures in jointed rock mass  
R. Mahajan & G.V. Ramana

Subsidence induced by shallow tunnels construction: A simplified approach to the risk-of-damage band evaluation  
G. Barbieri & T. Collotta

Drill and blast tunnel in Inwood Marble under Harlem River in New York City  
J.B. Stypulkowski, L.N. Villani, G.F. Forsyth & H.S. Lacy

Construction of the Serrières Tunnel on an urban site  
P. Chopard & B. Houriet

Design and construction of a mined station in weak rock on the Kadikoy-Kartal metro line of Istanbul 
G. Quaglio, G. Astore, G. Pradella, P. Grasso, O. Zanoli, G.M. Gaspari, O. Angelini & M. Oguz

Three-dimensional modelling of the tunnel intersections in weak rock mass on the Kadikoy-Kartal metro line of Istanbul 
G.M. Gaspari, O. Zanoli & M. Pescara

The Oudayas tunnel (Morocco): A challenging passage under historical buildings  
A. Panciera & M. Ben Hamich

The accident at the Pinheiros underground station of line 4 of São Paulo’s metropolitan subway: A case of local geological conditions that led to an unforeseen geomechanical behaviour 
C.M. Nieble, L.G. de Mello & G.R. Sadowski

Complicated excavation altering an existing tunnel – the west portal of the Visp by-pass tunnel, Switzerland  
K. Böller, H. Schmaus, S. Allen & A. Waldmeyer

Geomechanical design aspects and construction experience in excavating the overburden above a masonry tunnel of the Ittertunnel in Tirol/Austria  
T. Marcher, C. Maurer & C. Weigl

Construction of shallow caverns in blocky ground  
H. Wannenmacher, F. Grünenfelder, F. Amann & E.A. Button

Restoration of the Vengeron stream diversion project  
E. Prina Howald & M. Odier

Investigation and analysis procedures for tunnel refurbishment  
F. Sandrone, C. Oggeri & O. Del Greco

4. Slopes and landslides

4.1 Theoretical concepts and numerical modelling 

A new classification system and movement solutions for wedge failure  
A. Turanboy

The Dual Grid Method for stability analysis of sliding blocks and slopes  
X. Zhang, Q. Yang & J. Bao

Applicability of earthquake response analysis by multiple yield model for discontinuous rock  
N. Iwata, T. Sasaki, K. Sasaki & R. Yoshinaka

Seismic stability and permanent displacement of rock slope along the pre-existing joint plane 
Y.L. Lin & X.X. Li

Selecting shear strength models for joints – experience with modeling of complex rock slope failure in UDEC 
R.A. Abdullah, R.J. Fowell & W. Murphy

Stability of slope based on shear strain criterion and its dependency on shear strength  
V.B. Maji & T.G. Sitharam

Effects of model parameters in DEM on slope failure simulation  
T. Nishimura, K. Tsujino & T. Fukuda

Numerical analysis of landslide behavior induced by tunnel excavation  
Y. Koizumi, J. Lee, K. Date, Y. Yokota, T. Yamamoto & K. Fujisawa

FLAC3D and adaptive Kalman-filtering – A new way to install effective alarm systems for landslides? 
K. Mair am Tinkhof, A. Preh, E. Tentschert, A. Eichhorn, T. Schmalz & C. Zangerl

Reliability based assessment of rock slope stability  
C. Onisiphorou

Prediction of rock mass failure-time of geo-hazards  
A. Mufundirwa & Y. Fujii

Numerical simulation of gravel unconstrained flow experiments: A comparison between DAN-3D and RASH-3D codes  
C. Sauthier, V. Labiouse, M. Pirulli & C. Scavia

Numerical and experimental analysis of debris flow protection fence efficiency  
A.M. Ferrero, G.P. Giani & A. Segalini

4.2 Laboratory and field investigation and monitoring 

Modelling of the rock slope stability at the controlled failure  
O.M. Shashenko, O.O. Sdvyzhkova, O.S. Kovrov

In situ non conventional shear tests for the mechanical characterisation of a bimrock  
N. Coli, P. Berry & D. Boldini

Evaluating roadside rockmasses for rockfall hazards from lidar data: Optimizing data collection and processing protocols  
M.J. Lato, M.S. Diederichs, D.J. Hutchinson & R. Harrap

Assessment of rockslide and rockfall problems in an active quarry: Case study of the Arvel quarry (Western Switzerland)  
A. Pedrazzini, T. Oppikofer, M. Jaboyedoff, M. Guell i Pons, R. Chantry & E. Stampfli

Structural and stability analyses of a rock cliff based on digital elevation model: The Obermatt quarry (Switzerland)  
C. Longchamp, A. Pedrazzini, M. Jaboyedoff, A. Dessauges, K. Louis, T. Buckingham & C. Erni

Pocket cards for analyzing slopes and quarry rock size by stereo and Cartesian graphics  
P.M. Maurenbrecher & D.J.M. Ngan-Tillard

Deformation rebound in a blast-damaged cutback rock slope  
N.R.P. Baczynski

Light emitting sensors as new visual tool for rock structure monitoring  
S. Akutagawa, A. Kusui & M. Nomura

Development and testing of a Time Domain Reflectometry (TDR) monitoring system for subsurface deformations 
J. Singer, K. Thuro & J. Festl

GeoAlertNet© – monitoring landslides with a wireless sensor network  
B. Kister, P. Sollberger, Z. Stössel, J. Janek, M. Klaper, F. Zimmermann, H. Wörsching, J. Harustiak & D. Naterop

Rockfall motion characteristics on natural slopes of eastern Australia  
A. Giacomini, M. Spadari, O. Buzzi, S.G. Fityus & G.P. Giani

Findings from large-scale field tests of spiral rope nets for rock protection  
D. Flum & A. Roduner

4.3 Case studies of rock slopes and landslides 

Mega rockslides in Canary Islands: The role of the geomechanical properties of the submarine rocks in the stability of the flanks of Tenerife  
M. Ferrer, J. Seisdedos & L.I.G. de Vallejo

Landslide Brus, translational block sliding in flysch rock mass  
Ž. Arbanas, S. Mihalić, M. Grošić, S. Dugonjić & M. Vivoda

Three-dimensional mixed continuum-discontinuum numerical simulation of the Beauregard Landslide 
K.S. Kalenchuk, D.J. Hutchinson, M.S. Diederichs, G. Barla, M. Barla & G. Piovano

Influence of the behaviour of soft rocks on cliff evolution  
A. Evangelista, A.S. di Santolo, M. Zimbardo, L. Ercoli & N. Nocilla

Numerical modeling applied to a cultural heritage site threatened by rock falls in Tuscany (Italy)  
D. Marchetti, G. D’Amato Avanzi, N. Sciarra, M. Calista & G. Mazzanti

Rock slope accident in Aalesund, 2008; stability issues and support design  
A. Aarset & T. Valstad

Design methodology of remedial work in two rail cuttings  
A. Koe

Road cut stability analysis along NH-22 in Luhri area, Himachal Pradesh  
K. Sarkar & T.N. Singh

Mechanism analysis and treatment simulation study of Shanwang Temple landslide  
Y.W. Meng, H.J. Chai & H.P. Li

Stability analysis on the reservoir bank slope in Pubugou hydropower project  
Y. Xu, Q. Xu & S.H. Chen

Open pit mining through active landslides  
N.R.P. Baczynski, D. Bruggemann & W. Schiller

Assessment of the as-is-state and risk analysis of an one hundred years old torrent control structure in the Bernese Alps  
B. Kister, B. Zimmerli & W. Fellmann

5. Resources, environment and others

5.1 Mines and petroleum

Estimation of regional stress state and Young’s modulus by analyzing mining induced deformation 
E. Nishiyama, T. Miyamoto, J. Kodama, S. Kawasaki, K. Kaneko & Y. Yoshida

Exploration of the recent stress fields in the Czech part of the Upper Silesian Coal Basin  
J. Ptáček, P. Koníček, K. Souček, L. Staš, P. Waclawik & R. Grygar

Deformation measurements at the 1200m deep Kristineberg mine using total station, laser scanning and 3D imaging  
G. Bäckblom, D. Sandström, A. Gaich, M. Pötsch & F. Quanhong

Numerical analysis of geomechanical processes in coal mining using the Velenje mining method 
G. Jeromel & J. Likar

Multi-scale, non-linear numerical analysis of mining induced deformation in complex environments 
F. Reusch, V. Levkovitch & D.A. Beck

Lessons learned from mining-induced seismicity in two deep coal mines  
M. Alber & R. Fritschen

Monitoring of ground failures in subsurface complex cavities  
C. Nadim, P. Bigarré & F. Lahaie

Large-scale salt cavern collapse: Multi-parameter monitoring from precursor signs to general failure 
N.T. Cao, E. Klein, I. Contrucci, X. Daupley & P. Bigarré

Hydraulic behaviors characterization for the design of unlined underground LPG storage cavern in fractured rock mass  
K. Aoki, A. Ismail, H. Uno, C.S. Chang, T. Maejima & Y. Nakamura

Forty-five years of geotechnical engineering feedback in underground caverns  
T. You & E. Amantini

Preliminary 3D numerical modeling of a hypothetical LNG storage cavern having an irregular geometry 
B. Ünver, R. Hasanpour, H. Chakeri & M.A. Hindistan

Modeling of fracture and collapse initiation gradients in presence of mud cake  
V. Mostafavi, G. Hareland, B.S. Aadnøy & A. Kustamsi

Wellbore stability in shale: Experiment, theory and case study  
M.Z. Hou & X. Luo

Geomechanical analysis of the turbidite sandstone in the Soledad field, Chicontepec Basin, Mexico  
C. Rabe & J. Ortiz-Ramirez

Laboratory test and logging campaign for geomechanical application in SAGD process for heavy oil reservoirs in Venezuela  
P. Perdona & C. Rabe

Geomechanical studies utilizing petrophysical properties in a Middle-Eastern Reservoir  
A. Al-Attar & S. Vega

Theoretical and experimental studies of the filtration regime control in a productive stratum by applying nonsteady effect to host rock block mass  
L.A. Nazarova, L.A. Nazarov & V.M. Fomin

A comparison of stress orientations determined by two independent methods in a deep drilling project 
W. Lin, T. Byrne, A. Tsutsumi, C. Chang, Y. Yamamoto & A. Sakaguchi

5.2 Radioactive waste repository 

Medium resolution X-Ray computed tomography of hollow cylindrical samples of Boom Clay 
S. You, V. Labiouse, L. Vigne, L. Gastaldo & M. Bernasconi

Insight into the mechanical behavior of Opalinus Clay  
F. Amann, E.A. Button, M. Blümel & R. Thöny

Anisotropic features of the mechanical behaviour of Opalinus Clay  
S. Salager, M. Nuth & L. Laloui

Modelling benchmark of a laboratory drying test in Opalinus Clay  
B. Garitte, A. Gens, Q. Liu, X. Liu, A. Millard, A. Bond, C. McDermott, T. Fujita & S. Nakama

Modelling of drying and cracking initiation in a gallery excavated in shale  
H. Peron, J. Eichenberger, L. Laloui & S. Salager

Influence of pre-existing discontinuities on ground behavior in the Opalinus Clay – a new mine-by project at the Mont Terri rock laboratory  
R. Thöny, F. Amann, E.A. Button & S. Loew

Geotechnical feedback of the new galleries excavation at the ANDRA underground research laboratory – Bure (France)  
F. Martin, R. Laviguerie & G. Armand

Stress effects on nuclide transport in fractured rocks: A numerical study  
Z. Zhao, L. Jing & I. Neretnieks

Modeling the Äspö pillar stability experiment  
J.C. Andersson, X. Feng, P. Pan, T. Koyama, S. Kwon, C.S. Lee, M. Rinne, B. Shen, H. Lan, C.D. Martin, Y. Chen, C. Zhou, R. Blaheta, R. Kohut & L. Jing

5.3 Dams and retaining structures 

Foundation stability analysis of arch dams  
C. Cekerevac & A. Wohnlich

Dynamic analysis of Choar earth-fill dam  
S. Aloodari, K. Ahangari & R. Noorani

Rock behavior in plunge pools of high-head dams  
E.F.R. Bollaert & A.J. Schleiss

Estimation of rock mass deformation modulus from laboratory experiments in Karun dam  
M. Ghamgosar, A. Fahimifar & V. Rasouli

Index properties of ophiolitic rocks at the Yakakayi dam site, Eskisehir, Turkey  
E.A. Ozsoy, G. Yilmaz, H. Arman & F. Goktepe

General method for estimating the active and passive earth pressures on retaining walls assuming different strength criteria  
A. Serrano, A. Perucho & M. Conde

5.4 Other topics
Numerical approach for rock splitting with electric discharge impulse crushing method  
D. Fukuda, Y. Mizutani, K. Kaneko, K. Sasaki, H. Kitajima, S. Kubota, T. Saburi & Y. Ogata

Field and laboratory studies on performance of chain saw machines  
H. Çopur, C. Balcı, D. Tumaç, N. Bilgin & E. Avunduk

Performance assessment of water jet cutting for Italian granite  
Y. Ozcelik, M. Gursel, R. Ciccu, G. Costa & A. Bortolussi

Importance of geological and geotechnical properties of Kandira stone in civil engineering applications  
H. Arman, S. Ramazanoglu, F. Goktepe, E.A. Ozsoy & G. Yilmaz

Analysis of the parameters affecting the slip angle of surface-processed natural stones  
A. Sariisik & G. Sariisik

Influence of extraction methods on the raw material physicomechanical properties of fillers  
J. Shommet

Representing rock engineering system to analyse sand production in perforation tunnels  
A. Younessi & V. Rasouli

Field measurement and evaluation of thermal characteristics of the ground and the boundary for the utilization of cold source within the ground  
H. Chikahisa, T. Taguchi, N. Fujii, M. Wada & S. Kawamura

Mechanism and modeling of seismic events induced by reservoir stimulation in an Enhanced Geothermal System  
M.Z. Hou & L. Zhou

Collaborative projects between two USA-France national subsurface laboratories to improve imaging of fractured-porous rocks properties and coupled THMCB processes  
J.S.Y. Wang, Y. Guglielmi & S. Gaffet

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