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14.12.2017 | Original Paper

An Illustration of Determining Quantitatively the Rock Mass Quality Parameters of the Hoek–Brown Failure Criterion

In tunneling, determining quantitatively the rock mass strength parameters of the Hoek–Brown (HB) failure criterion is useful since it can improve the reliability of the design of tunnel support systems. In this study, a quantitative method is …

14.12.2017 | Technical Note

The Effect of Density and Porosity on the Correlation Between Uniaxial Compressive Strength and P-wave Velocity

P-wave velocity ( V P ) is often employed to determine and characterize the strength properties of rock materials. V P is a nondestructive test, cost-effective and easy to apply, both for site and laboratory conditions. This test widely has been …

12.12.2017 | Original Paper

Study on Deformation and Control Measures of Columnar Jointed Basalt for Baihetan Super-High Arch Dam Foundation

The Baihetan super-high arch dam is constructed under complicated geological conditions, including large-scale columnar jointed basalt with closely spaced joints and multiple interlayer and intralayer shear belts at the lower part of dam base. Due …

11.12.2017 | Original Paper

A New Dam Reliability Analysis Considering Fluid Structure Interaction

Gravity dam reliability analysis is inherently complex considering the parameters randomness caused by the spatial variability of dam foundation, the coupled influence of seepage and high nonlinearity of dam safety evaluation. Taking the seepage …

11.12.2017 | Original Paper

Investigation into the Effects of Textural Properties on Cuttability Performance of a Chisel Tool

The main objective of this study is to investigate the effect of textural properties of stones on cutting performance of a standard chisel tool. Therewithal, the relationships between textural properties and cutting performance parameters and …

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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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