Advances in Civil Engineering

Deep Rock Behaviour in Engineering Environments


Publishing date
01 Jan 2021
Status
Published
Submission deadline
14 Aug 2020

Lead Editor

1Southeast University, Nanjing, China

2China University of Mining & Technology, Beijing, China

3Curtin University, Perth, Australia

4Nagasaki University, Nagaski, Japan


Deep Rock Behaviour in Engineering Environments

Description

With the global growth in population and subsequent growth in industrial activities, projects are shifted to an increasingly underground depth. In engineering fields, such as transportation, oil and gas extraction /storage, and mining activities, there has been a growing number of projects occurring in deep rock formations. Deep rocks are under high in situ stresses, and excavation, tunnelling, and drilling all result in unloading external disturbance during and after construction. Abnormal failures of surrounding rocks (cracking, rock burst, spalling, slabbing) are frequently being reported in deep rock engineering structures and could potentially be disastrous for the safety of underground equipment and working staff. The mechanisms of such rock instabilities are worthy of investigation.

There is increasing interest in investigating the characteristics and mechanisms of deep rock failure by means of experiments and numerical simulations. In addition, the energy storage, consumption, and distribution phenomena always exist in rock fracturing progression. Rock fracturing can be essentially regarded as a progressive failure process driven by energy. Thus, more and more researchers are paying attention to the energy evolution behaviours in rock destruction and deformation, and a more comprehensive and in-depth understanding of rock failure. Hence, it is important to better characterize various types of rocks under simulated in situ stress conditions.

This Special Issue will be focused on publishing original research articles and reviews on the latest findings concerning the mechanical characteristics of rocks under various construction and storage environments. Among the topics to be highlighted are the mechanical properties and fracture behaviour.

Potential topics include but are not limited to the following:

  • Mechanical properties and fracture behaviour of deep rock
  • Rock failure behaviour under multi field coupling and multi-scale systems
  • Dynamic failure characteristics and constitutive properties of deep rock
  • Mechanical behaviours of rock fractures during shearing
  • Energy evolution characteristics during rock fracturing
  • Experimental or numerical simulation of rockbursts
  • Failure mechanism of spalling in deep tunnels
  • Rock and structure response under blast and impulsive loading
  • Prevention and control of disasters in deep rock engineering

Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2021
  • - Article ID 9871235
  • - Editorial

Deep Rock Behaviour in Engineering Environments

Fengqiang Gong | Jianping Zuo | ... | Richeng Liu
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2021
  • - Article ID 8890651
  • - Research Article

Mechanism of Coal Bump among Mine Group under the Control of Large Geological Body: A Case Study of Yima Mining Area, China

Yizhe Li | Shankun Zhao | ... | Qilin Hao
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2021
  • - Article ID 8891633
  • - Research Article

Experimental Research on Brittleness and Rockburst Proneness of Three Kinds of Hard Rocks under Uniaxial Compression

Rongchao Xu | Yiding Jin | Yumin Zhang
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2021
  • - Article ID 8833822
  • - Research Article

The Study of Key Stratum Location and Characteristics on the Mining of Extremely Thick Coal Seam under Goaf

Gaochuan Guo | Yongkang Yang
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2021
  • - Article ID 8843056
  • - Research Article

On the Experimental Determination of Poisson’s Ratio for Intact Rocks and Its Variation as Deformation Develops

Lu Dong | Hongfa Xu | ... | Zhichou Wu
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2021
  • - Article ID 8847500
  • - Research Article

Investigation of Pressure Relief Borehole Effects Using In Situ Testing Based on Distributed Optical Fibre Sensing Technology

Yunpeng Li | Dequan Sun | ... | Huaihong Wang
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2021
  • - Article ID 8847158
  • - Research Article

Experimental Study on Fracture Patterns and Crack Propagation of Sandstone Based on Acoustic Emission

Chuangye Wang | Xinke Chang | Yilin Liu
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2020
  • - Article ID 8819711
  • - Research Article

Numerical Test Study of the Microscale Failure Modes and Fractal Analysis of Lower Cambrian Shale Based on Digital Images

Hengtao Cui | Zhonghu Wu | ... | Yili Lou
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2020
  • - Article ID 8838989
  • - Research Article

Effects of Water and scCO2 Injection on the Mechanical Properties of Granite at High Temperatures

Nao Shen | Qiang Zhang | ... | Haixiang Hu
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2020
  • - Article ID 8834224
  • - Research Article

Short-Term Gradation Loading Creep Properties and Failure Characteristics of High-Strength Fly Ash Concrete for Underground Engineering

Bing Li | Lianying Zhang | ... | Chao Ma
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