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Rock Mechanics and Rock Engineering

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18-09-2021 | Original Paper Open Access

Flowback Test Analyses at the Utah Frontier Observatory for Research in Geothermal Energy (FORGE) Site

In 2017 and 2019, injection testing was carried out in three zones in a vertical well in granite at the Frontier Observatory for Research in Geothermal Energy site near Milford, Utah, USA. In several injection cycles, flowback was implemented …

17-09-2021 | Original Paper

Experimental Study on the Anisotropic Mechanical Properties of Oil Shales Under Real-Time High-Temperature Conditions

The anisotropic mechanical and acoustic emission characteristics of oil shale from room temperature to 600 °C were studied using a real-time high-temperature uniaxial rock testing machine independently developed by the Taiyuan University of …

16-09-2021 | Original Paper

Experimental Investigation on the Influence Factors on TBM Cutter Wear Based on Composite Abrasion Test

Disc cutter wear is a crucial problem that influences the working efficiency and security of hard rock tunnel-boring machines (TBMs). When tunneling and rock breaking with TBM, the cutters at the forefront of the cutter head directly contact the …

16-09-2021 | Original Paper

Real-Time Visual Analysis of the Microcracking Behavior of Thermally Damaged Granite Under Uniaxial Loading

In high-temperature rock engineering projects, rocks are subjected to external loads. Studying the cracking behavior of thermally damaged rock under uniaxial loading is of great significance to engineering. In the present study, real-time computed …

16-09-2021 | Original Paper Open Access

Fast Evaluation of Caprock Strength Sensitivity to Different CO2 Solutions Using Small Sample Techniques

The Draupne shale is a rock formation functioning as overburden for gas reservoirs in the Norwegian Sea and potentially as caprock for future CO2 storage locations as well. In this paper, the Draupne shale was exposed to several fluids: CO2 gas …

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Rock Mechanics and Rock Engineering covers the experimental and theoretical aspects of rock mechanics, including laboratory and field testing, methods of computation and field observation of structural behavior. The journal maintains the strong link between engineering geology and rock engineering, providing a bridge between fundamental developments and practical application. Coverage includes case histories on design and construction of structures in rock such as underground openings, large dam foundations and rock slopes.

Fields of interest include rock mechanics in all its varied aspects including laboratory testing, field investigations, computational methods and design principles. The journal also reports on applications in tunneling, rock slopes, large dam foundations, mining, engineering and engineering geology.

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