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Rock Mechanics and Rock Engineering

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10-07-2020 | Original Paper

Textural and Mineralogical Controls on Microwave-Induced Cracking in Granites

Microwave irradiation has been considered as a potential method for weakening rock in mining and civil engineering applications, and numerous studies have demonstrated the strength-reducing effects. SEM-based automated mineralogy provides new …

08-07-2020 | Original Paper

Calculating the Permanent Displacement of a Rock Slope Based on the Shear Characteristics of a Structural Plane Under Cyclic Loading

When a rock mass shears along a structural plane, the shear resistance of the structural plane is affected by the structural plane undulations and by the friction between the contact regions. During an earthquake, the seismic load (composed of the …

05-07-2020 | Original Paper

Experimental and Numerical Investigation on Shear Failure Behavior of Rock-like Samples Containing Multiple Non-Persistent Joints

The instability of rock slopes and underground engineering structures is usually caused by shear sliding along discontinuities, such as joints or faults, which are usually non-persistent. It is important to study the shear failure behavior of …

05-07-2020 | Original Paper

Effect of Spatial Variability on Disc Cutters Failure During TBM Tunneling in Hard Rock

This study examines the effect of variations of the rock property and TBM parameters on the cutter failure. A new disc cutter wear model is developed by coupling Archard’s model and TBM cutter kinematics. The rock property and the TBM parameters …

04-07-2020 | Original Paper

The Mechanical Performance of Solid Reinforcing Bar Rockbolts

The strength of a rockbolt is one of the key parameters for the design of ground support systems. However, published mechanical performance data by suppliers are usually limited to tensile strength and elongation. To provide additional performance …

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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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