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Bulletin of Engineering Geology and the Environment

The official journal of the IAEG

Bulletin of Engineering Geology and the Environment OnlineFirst articles

16-10-2021 | Original Paper

A comprehensive investigation on the shear properties of interlayer shear weakness zones

Interlayer shear weakness zone (ISWZ) is a type of weak deformation zone in stratified rock masses with variable thicknesses and undulations, which is a major threat for many rock engineering construction projects on or within rock masses because …

15-10-2021 | Original Paper

Laboratorial studies for the prediction of rock texture and hardness using vibration measurement while drilling

Rock hardness and texture are two dominant factors controlling such engineering characteristics of rocks as drillability, blastability, and machinability. They are also directly responsible for tool wear and operational costs of the drilling …

15-10-2021 | Original Paper

Experimental study on the physico-mechanical properties and temperature field evolution of granite subjected to different heating–cooling treatments

Rock cracking caused by thermal shocking occurs widely in geothermal exploitation processes, such as wellbore drilling, reservoir stimulation, and long-term geothermal extraction. In this study, the permeability, P-wave velocity, uniaxial …

14-10-2021 | Original Paper

Rock mass watering for rock-burst prevention: some thoughts on the mechanisms deduced from laboratory results

Lots of in-situ experience indicate that water spraying or injection to rock mass before excavation is an effective method for rock-burst prevention in deeply buried hard rock engineering projects. To investigate the underlying mechanisms of …

11-10-2021 | Original Paper

Influence of rock powder on the behaviour of an organic soil

This paper aims to present the use of rock powder as an agent to improve the behaviour of organic soil. The rock powder, a waste material, was mixed with the organic soil at different contents, namely 10%, 20%, 35%, and 50% by dry weight of the …

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The Bulletin of Engineering Geology and the Environment is the official journal of the International Association for Engineering Geology and the Environment and reports on the investigation, study and solution of engineering and environmental problems arising from the interaction between geology and the activities of humanity, as well as measures for the prevention or remediation of geological hazards. The journal includes but is not limited to:

  • geomorphology, structure, stratigraphy, lithology and ground water conditions of geological formations;
  • characterization of the mineralogical, physico-geomechanical, chemical and hydraulic properties of earth materials involved in construction, resource recovery and environmental change;
  • assessment of the mechanical and hydrological behaviour of soil and rock masses;
  • prediction of changes to the above properties with time;
  • determination of the parameters to be considered in analyzing the stability of engineering works and earth masses;
  • and maintenance of the environmental condition and properties of the terrain.
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