Shock and Vibration

Rock Burst in Underground Engineering: Experiments and Analysis

Publishing date
01 Feb 2021
Submission deadline
25 Sep 2020

Lead Editor

1Shandong University of Science and Technology, Qingdao, China

2China University Mining and Technology, Beijing, China

3Colorado School of Mines, Denver, USA

Rock Burst in Underground Engineering: Experiments and Analysis


Rock bursts are common dynamic disasters in deep underground engineering and resource mine development. Rock bursts are characterized by locality, abruptness, concealment, strong shock and vibration, etc, and can cause heavy causalities and economic losses in underground projects. Deep mining of resources has become a common phenomenon: at present, coal mining depth has reached 1500m, geothermal mining depth exceeds 3000m, non-ferrous metal mining depth exceeds 4350m, and oil and gas resource mining can reach depths of 7500m.

Under the influence of deep high stress and complex geological environments, rock burst disasters have become a major problem in deep underground engineering. As such, generation mechanisms, monitoring and early warning systems, prevention and control of rock bursts are all areas in underground engineering that have attracted increasing levels of research from all over the world. In addition, practical solutions have been explored and proposed, which lay a solid foundation for deep underground engineering and resource mine development.

The aim of this Special Issue is to provide an opportunity for scholars worldwide to carry out broad scientific and technological discussion to further understand the nature of rock bursts in order to reduce and prevent accidents. Original research and review articles relating to laboratory experiment tests, theoretical models, numerical simulations, monitoring and early warning methods, and case study of rock bursts are all welcome.

Potential topics include but are not limited to the following:

  • Theoretical studies of rock burst occurrence
  • Laboratory test investigations of rock burst mechanisms
  • Numerical simulation of rock or coal failure at high stresses
  • Monitoring and warning technologies and equipment
  • Methods and techniques for prevention and control in underground engineering
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