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02.06.2020 | Original Paper

Modeling of Coal Matrix Apparent Strains for Sorbing Gases Using a Transversely Isotropic Approach

Gas sorption-induced coal deformation is one of the primary geomechanics effect in coalbed methane (CBM) engineering. Coal is known to have transversely isotropic properties because of its cleat structure. We propose a new theoretical approach to …

31.05.2020 | Original Paper

Quasi-isotropic Biot’s Tensor for Anisotropic Porous Rocks: Experiments and Micromechanical Modelling

Several experimental studies, carried out on anisotropic rocks, have evidenced that even though strains, due to isotropic loading and/or internal fluid pressure, are strongly anisotropic, the resulting Biot’s tensor is almost isotropic. Those …

31.05.2020 | Original Paper Open Access

The Role of Mining Intensity and Pre-existing Fracture Attributes on Spatial, Temporal and Magnitude Characteristics of Microseismicity in Longwall Coal Mining

Knowledge regarding microseismic characteristics associated with longwall coal mining is crucial in evaluating the potential for underground mining hazards. Although microseismicity is induced by mining activities, it still remains uncertain as to …

30.05.2020 | Original Paper

Mechanical Properties of Layered Composite Coal–Rock Subjected to True Triaxial Stress

Underground mining or tunnelling activity is always associated with the composite geological formations. The mechanical properties of layered composite coal–rock subjected to true triaxial stress conditions are significantly different from those …

30.05.2020 | Original Paper

A Three-Dimensional Hydro-mechanical Model for Simulation of Dilatancy Controlled Gas Flow in Anisotropic Claystone

Dilatancy controlled gas flow is characterized by a series of gas pressure-induced dilatant pathways in which the pathway aperture is a function of the effective stress within the solid matrix. In this paper, a three-dimensional hydro-mechanical …

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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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