Advances in Civil Engineering

Rock Mechanics in Energy Resources Exploitation


Publishing date
01 Jan 2019
Status
Published
Submission deadline
31 Aug 2018

Lead Editor
Guest Editors

1China University of Mining and Technology, Xuzhou, China

2Curtin University, Kalgoorlie, Australia

3Henan Polytechnic University, Jiaozuo, China


Rock Mechanics in Energy Resources Exploitation

Description

Energy resources, which include coal, oil, and gas, are the foundation of industrial and agricultural development. The world’s most widely used energy resources are distributed underground and the exploitation is closely related to properties of rock mass. The interactions of energy resources and rock mass play vital roles in the evolution of displacement field, stress field, and seepage field, which will further affect the methods and technologies of energy resources exploitation. For example, the permeability will increase in zones near the mining face, where the coal methane is nonrecoverable before coal mining and then coal methane can be effectively exploited through reasonable borehole arrangement. In addition, almost all of the energy resources exploitation will lead to environmental damage, such as surface subsidence, groundwater pollution, atmospheric contamination, vegetation withering, and farmland waterlogging. These problems seriously affect human health and social development. Only by minimizing the extent of any possible damage to environment can social development be sustainable. All in all, the fundamental solutions to these problems lie in the profound understanding of the rock mechanics response in the exploitation.

We invite authors to submit novel research papers and review articles to advance the understanding of rock mechanics in energy resources exploitation.

Potential topics include but are not limited to the following:

  • Mechanics properties of rock in the actual environment and the changes in the process of exploitation
  • Fluid-rock coupling action as well as the deformation and collapse of pore structure
  • Strata dislocation and ground subsidence caused energy resources exploitation
  • Geostress testing techniques
  • The evolution of geostress field and the formation and expansion law of fractures
  • The characteristics of rock property and acoustic response in the actual exploitation environment
  • Geophysical interpretation of the physical and mechanical properties of drilling holes
  • Research of hydraulic fracturing mechanic in the energy resources exploitation
  • Enhanced coalbed methane
  • Numerical simulation methods of rock response to energy resources exploitation

Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2019
  • - Article ID 4172103
  • - Research Article

Optimization for U-Shaped Steel Support in Deep Tunnels under Coupled Static-Dynamic Loading

Yujun Zuo | Jian Wang | ... | Zhonghu Wu
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2019
  • - Article ID 5171873
  • - Research Article

Influence Law of Interbedded Strata and Their Collapse on the Mining of Extremely Thick Coal Seam under Goaf

Chunxu Ji | Yongkang Yang | ... | Zefeng Guo
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2019
  • - Article ID 9849635
  • - Research Article

Similar Material Simulation Study on Protection Effect of Steeply Inclined Upper Protective Layer Mining with Varying Interlayer Distances

Zhigang Yuan | Yaohua Shao | Zhuohui Zhu
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2019
  • - Article ID 5929635
  • - Research Article

The Influences of Key Strata Compound Breakage on the Overlying Strata Movement and Strata Pressure Behavior in Fully Mechanized Caving Mining of Shallow and Extremely Thick Seams: A Case Study

Junmeng Li | Yanli Huang | ... | Fengwan Wang
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2019
  • - Article ID 5818071
  • - Research Article

Cracking Mode Analysis of Crack Initiation in Rocks under Uniaxial Compression

Ye Lou | Guangqing Zhang | Xiaoxiao Wang
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2019
  • - Article ID 1487156
  • - Research Article

Dynamic Compression Properties and Deterioration of Red-Sandstone Subject to Cyclic Wet-Dry Treatment

Bin Du | Haibo Bai | Guangming Wu
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2019
  • - Article ID 7676801
  • - Research Article

Study on Multiparameter Precursory Information Identification of the Fracture of Yellow Sandstone

Xiao Fukun | Wang Houran | Liu Gang
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2019
  • - Article ID 8036928
  • - Research Article

Floor Failure Evolution Mechanism for a Fully Mechanized Longwall Mining Face above a Confined Aquifer

Jinghui Zhai | Danlong Liu | ... | Fangtian Wang
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2019
  • - Article ID 7540749
  • - Research Article

The Stability of Gob-Side Entry Retaining in a High-Gas-Risk Mine

Junwen Zhang | Yulin Li
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2018
  • - Article ID 3450584
  • - Research Article

Research on Inpit Dumping Height during Tracing Mining Period between Two Adjacent Surface Coal Mines

Hongge Peng | Ding Zhang
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