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22-07-2019 | Editorial

Introduction to the Special Issue “Rock Mechanics Advances in China Coal Mining”

Coal has been an important conventional natural resource in the economy development worldwide. China, USA, India, and Australia stand out as the top four largest producers in recent years. The total coal reserve is 1566.31 billion ton in China …

22-07-2019 | Original Paper

Physical and Mechanical Properties of Granite After High-Temperature Treatment

As granite is one of the most widely encountered lithologies in studies of high-temperature rock mechanics, the effects of high temperatures on the physical and mechanical properties of granite have attracted considerable attention. In this study …

22-07-2019 | Original Paper

Highly Efficient and Simplified Method for Measuring the Permeability of Ultra-low Permeability Rocks Based on the Pulse-Decay Technique

Permeability is one of the most important parameters for the evaluation and stimulation of unconventional gas reservoirs. Although several methods are used to measure the permeability of rocks, most approaches are not practical for measuring the …

19-07-2019 | Original Paper

Stability Analysis of a Non-pillar-Mining Approach Using a Combination of Discrete Fracture Network and Discrete-Element Method Modeling

This paper presents a study on the stability of a mine entry of an innovative approach to non-pillar coal mining—gob-side entry retaining using cantilever beam theory (GERMC). This method is on the rise in China and it has shown to increase the …

17-07-2019 | Original Paper

Ultimate Bearing Capacity of Rock Mass Foundations Subjected to Seepage Forces Using Modified Hoek–Brown Criterion

The experimental data shows that most rocks behave nonlinearly in nature. The modified nonlinear Hoek–Brown failure criterion was considered to investigate the bearing capacity problem of shallow rigid foundations on rock masses subjected to …

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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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