Advances in Civil Engineering

Mechanical and Hydraulic Properties of Rock Joints


Publishing date
01 Apr 2021
Status
Closed
Submission deadline
27 Nov 2020

Lead Editor

1China University of Geosciences, Wuhan, China

2China University of Mining and Technology, Xuzhou, China

3Dalian University of Technology, Dalian, China

4Shaoxing University, Shaoxing, China

5Nanchang University, Nanchang, China

6Clarkson University, Potsdam, USA

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Mechanical and Hydraulic Properties of Rock Joints

This issue is now closed for submissions.
More articles will be published in the near future.

Description

As a kind of geological material, rock masses contain a large number of joints with different scales and configurations. The existence of either natural or man-made joints to some extent weakens the strength and stability of rock masses. In water-rich rock masses, joints act as seepage channels that may cause water gushing disasters. Generally, the deterioration of rock masses is a complicated process, which may involve a combination of joint distribution type, applied stress, rock mechanical strength, and permeability.

The presence of various joints and the inherent statistical nature of their geometrical and geomechanical properties makes it complicated and difficult to accurately predict the strength, deformability, and permeability properties of jointed rock masses. Studies on the mechanical and hydraulic properties of rock joints will promote the understanding of the failure process and damage mechanisms of jointed rock masses under complex engineering and geological conditions, which is important for analyzing, designing, and performance prediction of structures built in and on jointed rock masses.

The aim of this Special Issue is to present a series of up-to-date articles to improve the understanding of mechanical and hydraulic properties of rock joints. It will be helpful to assess the stability of rock engineering such as slopes, open-pit mines, quarries, shafts, tunnels, caverns, underground mines, metro systems, dams and hydro-electric stations, geothermal energy, petroleum engineering, and radioactive waste disposal. We welcome all relevant original research and review articles on theoretical developments, laboratory testing, field investigations, computational methods, design principles, and case studies.

Potential topics include but are not limited to the following:

  • Constitutive relationship and strength criterion of rocks and rock joints
  • Mechanical behaviour of rock joints under static/dynamic loads
  • Deformation and strength characteristics of rocks and rock masses
  • Morphological characterization of rock joints
  • Fluid flow in rock joints and permeability of jointed rock masses
  • Advanced computational methods or design principles towards rock joints
  • Case studies on design and construction of structures in or on jointed rock masses

Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2021
  • - Article ID 6687878
  • - Research Article

Numerical Simulation of the Nonlinear Flow Properties in Self-Affine Aperture-Based Fractures

Xin Zhou | Jianlong Sheng | ... | Wang Luo
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2021
  • - Article ID 8889526
  • - Research Article

Stability Assessment of High and Steep Cutting Rock Slopes with the SSPC Method

Hongliang Tao | Guangli Xu | ... | Jiaxing Dong
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2021
  • - Article ID 6697040
  • - Research Article

A Typical Basalt Platform Landslide: Mechanism and Stability Prediction of Xiashan Landslide

Yongliang Huang | Zhiwei Sun | ... | Minghao Liu
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2021
  • - Article ID 6623275
  • - Research Article

A Fractal Model for Predicting the Relative Permeability of Rough-Walled Fractures

Zuyang Ye | Wang Luo | ... | Aiping Cheng
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2021
  • - Article ID 6641201
  • - Research Article

A New Statistical Parameter for Determining Joint Roughness Coefficient (JRC) considering the Shear Direction and Contribution of Different Protrusions

Jiu-yang Huan | Zhi-qiang Zhang | ... | Ning Li
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2021
  • - Article ID 6636968
  • - Research Article

Shear Characteristics and Strength Criterion of Frozen Joints under Different Opening Degrees

Shiwei Shen | Lin Gan | ... | Shulin Dai
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2021
  • - Article ID 8852686
  • - Research Article

The Friction Angle of the Leiyang Marble Surface after Exposure to High Temperature

Meng Hong Peng | Man Huang
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2021
  • - Article ID 6621347
  • - Research Article

Comparative Study on Mineral-Scale Microcrack Propagation of Shale under Different Loading Methods

Jianyong Zhang | Zhendong Cui | ... | Yan Zhao
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2021
  • - Article ID 8897537
  • - Research Article

Dynamic Mechanical Characteristics of Fractured Rock Reinforced by Different Grouts

Siming Kao | Guangming Zhao | ... | Shunjie Huang
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2021
  • - Article ID 6645238
  • - Research Article

Correlations between Geometric Properties and Permeability of 2D Fracture Networks

Xiaolin Wang | Liyuan Yu | Hanqing Yang
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