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Rock Engineering and Rock Mechanics


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Keynote lectures

Shear strength of rock, rock joints and rock masses - Problems and some solutions
N.R. Barton

Rock mass characterization by means of advanced survey methods
A.M. Ferrero, M.R. Migliazza & G. Umili

Representation of rock discontinuities in safety analysis of large dams
J.V. Lemos

Foundations on rock masses
C. Olalla

The impact of brittle behaviour of rocks on tunnel excavation design
D. Martin

Case histories of rock engineering projects in China
X.-T. Feng, Z. Chuanqing, L. Shaojun, C. Bingrui, Q. Shili & Z. Hui

1. Rock properties and testing methods

Experimentally-based relation between dynamic and static elastic moduli of various sandstones and a quartzite
M. Alber

Artificial Neural Network (ANN) based model for predicting of overall strength of Volcanic Bimrock
H. Sonmez, A. Coskun, M. Ercanoglu, D. Turer, K.E. Kasapoglu & C. Tunusluoglu

Quantifying the discrepancy in preloads estimated by acoustic emission and deformation rate analysis
M. Karakus

A new rheological hardening model for prediction of creep deformation of rock samples
M. Karami, A. Fahimifar & E. Pakniat

Energy analyses of uniaxial impact compressive tests for coalmine sandstone after cyclic wetting and drying
P.Yuan & Q.Y. Ma

A lab-testing based geomechanical characterization of metamorphic rocks focusing on post-failure behavior
I. Perez-Rey, J. Arzua, J. Barbiero, L.R. Alejano & G.Walton

A new approach of limit equilibrium models for rock joints
M.J.A. Leal-Gomes & C. Dinis da Gama

Effect of loading rate on fracture behaviour of rock materials
Q.B. Zhang & Y. Zou

Development of testing methods of Thin Spray-on Liner shear-bond strength
Q.Q. Qiao, J. Nemcik, I. Porter, E. Baafi, Z.Y. Zhang & Z.J. Shan

Temperature-confining pressure coupling effects on the permeability of three rock types under triaxial compression
A.K.M.B. Alam, Y. Fujii, D. Fukuda & M. Niioka

Proposal of a new rock creep model
V. Brotons, S. Ivorra, R. Tomas, J. Martinez-Martinez & D. Benavente

Correlations between static and dynamic elastic modulus of a calcarenite heated at different temperatures
V. Brotons, S. Ivorra & R. Tomas

Dynamic fracture behavior of cubic and core specimens under impact load
G.H. Khandouzi, A. Mirmohamadlou & H. Memarian

Biot's effective stress coefficient of rocks for peak and residual strengths by modified failure envelope method
A.B.N. Dassanayake & Y. Fujii

Correlation of direct and indirect tensile tests for use in the Hoek-Brown constant mi
S.A.L. Read & L.R. Richards

Effect of infill thickness on shear behaviour of jointed rock under CNS conditions
A.K. Shrivastava & K.S. Rao

Textural anisotropies characterization of granitic rocks using P-waves velocities
L. Calleja, A. Rodriguez-Rey, V.G.R. de Argandona, C. Camino & N. Sanchez-Delgado

Deformation behavior and shear wave velocity under confined triaxial extension stress
M. Takahashi, H. Park, Y. Fujii & M. Sato

Estimation of rock mass deformation modulus using a Bayesian approach
X.D. Feng & R. Jimenez

Prediction of the mechanical compressive behavior of granite using intelligent tools
F.F. Martins, T. Miranda & G. Vasconcelos

The influence of microwave radiation on hard rocks as in microwave assisted rock breakage applications
P. Nekoovaght & F. Hassani

Considerations on the laboratory estimate of the basic friction angle of rock joints
J. Gonzalez, N. Gonzalez-Pastoriza, U. Castro, L.R. Alejano & J. Muralha

Failure behaviour and acoustic emission pattern of slate and mica schist in uniaxial loading
N. Slatalla & M. Alber

A detailed look at pre-peak dilatancy in a granite - determining "plastic" strains from laboratory test data
G.Walton, M.S. Diederichs & J. Arzua

Experimental evaluation of the fracture toughness on a limestone
G. Suhett Helmer, J. Sulem, S. Ghabezloo, J. Rohmer & F. Hild

The static and dynamic elasticity parameters of laminated silty-clay shales at the simulated depth up to 4 km
A. Dziedzic & J. Pininska

Identification of the dependency to water content of the mechanical properties of Channel tunnel chalk
S. Maiolino

Upscaling elastic moduli in Copenhagen limestone
N. Katic & H.F. Christensen

A rock mass elastic modulus estimation using Mae Moh mine's large scale experiment data
N. Mavong, A. Chaiwan & C. Leelasukseree

Damage detection of rocks under conventional triaxial compression
R.D. Peng, Y. Ju, L.T. Mao, H.B. Liu & P.Wang

Slit local stress relieving and its application to unloading zonation of rock excavation surface
Y.Wang, J. Yin, C. Zhou & K. Ai

Petrophysical interpretation of mechanical behaviour of ornamental stones from Galicia (Spain)
N. Sanchez-Delgado, A. Rodriguez-Rey, L. Calleja, V.G.R. de Argandona & C. Camino

Measurement of the basic friction angle of rock by three different tilt test methods
J. Ruiz & C. Li

Reversible deformation phenomena of a high stressed rock samples
V. V. Makarov, L.S. Ksendzenko, A.M. Golosov & N.A. Opanasiuk

Applicability of acoustic emission technique for vertical stress determination in mine pillars
G. Paneiro & C. Dinis da Gama

X-ray fluorescence methods for the recognition of minerals and rocks. Application to granite
N. Barral-Ramon, R. Perez-Alvarez & R.L. Huerta

Laboratory analysis of thermal fatigue in limestone
M. Gasc-Barbier, G. Girma & V. Gendre

Identification of rheological behavior of salt rock at elevated temperature, case study: Gachsaran evaporative formation, Iran
N.A. Ghavidel, A. Nazem, M. Heidarizadeh, M. Moosavi & H. Memarian

Evolution of damage on tensile fracturing of rock by means of elastic ultrasonic wave velocity
M. Ghamgosar, N. Erarslan & D.J.Williams

The effect of cyclic loading amplitude and notch crack inclination angle on the fracture toughness test on Brisbane tuff-multiple factorial analyses
M. Ghamgosar & N. Erarslan

Abu Hamour, TBM launch shaft - a rock mass classification attempt for a deep shaft in Doha, Qatar
J.B. Stypulkowski, A.K. Pathak & F.G. Bernardeau

Understanding the boundary effects by means of numerical modelling when performing punching test on small samples
J.P. Tshibangu, F. Descamps & G. Di Paolo

Fracturing and indirect tensile strength of brittle and ductile rocks
N. Erarslan & M. Ghamgosar

Geotechnical characterization of low strength anisotropic rocks in the Strait of Gibraltar area
A. Perucho, M. Muniz & J.A. Diez

Shapes of failure in collapsible materials
A. Serrano, M. Conde & A. Perucho

Experimental relationships among strength parameters in monoaxial loading conditions for porous effusive rocks
T. Rotonda, L. Verrucci & P. Tommasi

Abrasivity measures on geotechnical materials of the Barcelona area
C. Gonzalez, M. Arroyo & A. Gens

The comparison of compression and impression relaxation tests with different diameters of indenter in salt rock
F. Tavanaei, M.H. Mehranpour & M. Moosavi

2. Rock mass characterization

Characterizing the influence of micro-heterogeneity on the strength and fracture of rock using an FDEM- DFN approach
P. Hamdi, D. Stead & D. Elmo

Effects of loading conditions on strength and deformability of fractured rocks - a numerical study
M.N. Bidgoli & L. Jing

Geophysical characterization of an instable rock mass
C. Colombero & C. Comina

Relationship between RMRb and GSI based on in situ data
F. Ceballos, C. Olalla & R. Jimenez

Results of laboratory tests on artificial block-in-matrix rocks
T. Pilgerstorfer & W. Schubert

Foundation properties of variably weathered rock beneath a heavy mineral processing plant
D.C. Starr & E.T. Brown

Experimental and numerical study of fracture aperture estimation and characteristics of non-linear fluid flow through artificial fracture intersections
R. Liu, Y. Jiang, B. Li, X.Wang & H. Huang

Horizontal stresses at shallow depths in Seoul (Korea) gneissic region
E.S. Park, B.H. Choi, S.H. Bae & S. Jeon

A tool for semi-automatic geostructural survey based on DTM - a case study from NW Italy
S. Bonetto, A. Facello & G. Umili

Estimation of crack tensor components for the different distributions of crack orientation
A.F. Idziak

Determination of the stability and identification of risk level in slopes between Vuelta de Lola community - El Penon community. Merida, Venezuela
I. Contreras, E. Fernandez & N. Belandria

Extended rock mass characterisation from 3D images
A. Gaich, M. Poetsch & W. Schubert

On the use of the continuity factor for rock mass properties based on a literature review of the representative elementary volume
P. Zhou & F. Johansson

Coupling photogrammetric data with a discrete element model for rock slope stability assessment
V. Bonilla-Sierra, F.V. Donze, L. Scholtes & M. Elmouttie

Geotechnical characterization and correlations obtained in Flysch units
A.A. Lertxundi, R.M. Bernal, G.M. Ruiz & S. Sanchez-Rodriguez

Ageing of chalk rocks in an underground quarry
N. Lafrance, M. Souley, C. Auvray, O. Favreau & V. Labiouse

Improving teaching methods of rock mass classification parameters
P.T. Barbens, L. Uotinen, T.L. Toivanen & C. Edelbro

Mechanical characterization of the rocks involved in the Albunuelas landslide (South Spain)
J. Martinez-Martinez, J.D. Marchal, D. Benavente, S. Ordonez, J. Garrido, S. Martino & M.A. Garcia-del-Cura

Preliminary assessment of the scaling relationships of in-situ stress orientation variations indicated by wellbore failure data
B. Valley & K.F. Evans

Mathematical development of stress-strain law for rock block contacts
R. Galindo, A. Serrano & C. Olalla

Characterization of rock joints by fractal analysis
R. Galindo, A. Serrano & C. Olalla

Geotechnical characterization of rocky materials from Arteara rock avalanche (Gran Canaria)
M. Santana, J. Estaire & J. Yepes

3. Rock mechanics for infrastructures

Quantitative assessment of an Excavation Damaged Zone from variations in seismic velocity and fracture distribution around a gallery in the Horonobe Underground Research Laboratory
K. Aoyagi, K. Tsusaka, K. Kondo & D. Inagaki

Development of gas-tightness evaluation system for Kurashiki national LPG stockpiling base
Y. Okazaki, T. Maejima, S. Okubo, H. Kurose & C.S. Chang

Distinct element method simulation of stress fracturing around an underground opening
N. Bahrani, B. Valley & P.K. Kaiser

Gravitational instability of a micaschist formation and its effects on road infrastructure
D. Simic & J. Lopez

Application of the Hoek & Brown (1980) failure criterion to the design of the
foundation of an arch dam 155
C.M. Baena, C. Granell & C. Olalla

3D geomechanical modeling of cavity growth in loosely consolidated sandstone
M. Nassir & D.Walters

In-situ stress amplification in tunnels from Spain, Iran and Chile estimated by TSI and SAF indices
L.G. de Vallejo, T. Hijazo, J.M. Galera & Z.A. Entezari

Influence of intermediate principal stress on correction formula of bearing capacity of rock foundation
Z.M. Zhang & W.-D. Lei

A unified thermo-plastic/viscoplastic constitutive model for geomaterials
S. Raude, F. Laigle, R. Fernandes & R. Giot

Sliding stability analysis of a gravity dam founded on a rock mass with an impersistent joint set
M. Cabrera, S. Senent, C. Olalla & R. Jimenez

Underground gas storage in Portuguese salt caverns
P. Vidal-Nunes & C. Dinis da Gama

Slope stabilization methods. Alternatives for the containment of land slopes
N. Barral-Ramon, R. Perez-Alvarez & R.L. Huerta

Application of the electrical tomography technique in the design of a soil-nailing reinforcement for a slope in karstic limestone and sandy colluvial
I. Perez-Santisteban, J. Dorronsoro-Perez & F. Puell-Marin

Numerical analysis and monitoring of the Matinkyla Metro station, Espoo, Finland
J. Poella & I. Konstantas

Main difficulties and lessons learnt during the TBM excavation in shales in the North portal of Pajares tunnels
M.B.D. Aguado, J.G. de Muro & R. Rodriguez

Analysis of the conditions of stability and stabilization of two slopes, in AP-68 with K.P. 59+743 to 60+038 and in AP-7 with K.P. 581+250 to 581+315, and incorprating the terrestrial photorestitution
S. Rodon, F.J. Castanedo & M. Sopena

A review on the impacts and causes of landslides associated with recent earthquakes in Iran
K.A. Hosseini, F.L. Pellet & M.K. Bakhshayesh

4. Mining and quarrying rock mechanics

Impact of destress blasting on stress field development ahead of a hardcoal longwall face
P. Konicek, J. Ptacek, L. Stas, R. Kukutsch, P.Waclawik & A. Mazaira

Optimum extraction of pillars by FLAC-3D where surface features is the major constrain
K. Das & G.S. Kumar

Detection of faults and hidden granites in metallic mine using ground penetrating radar tomography
F. Yang, C. Du, X. Xu, Y. Liang & X. Xu

Mining induced static stress transfer and its relation to a high-precision located Mw =1.9 seismic event in a South African gold mine
M. Ziegler, K. Reiter, O. Heidbach, A. Zang, G. Kwiatek, T. Dahm, G. Dresen & G. Hofmann

Detection of underground instabilities in an old limestone quarry through acoustic monitoring
C. Occhiena, M. Pirulli, C. Scavia, A. Astolfi, G.E. Puglisi, L. Shtrepi, C.E. Nadim & P. Bigarre

Kinematic analyses of the western pitwall of the main pit in the Letseng Diamond mine, Lesotho
M.N. Lephatsoe, E.D.C. Hingston, M. Ferentinou & N. Lefu

Prediction of deformation modes of rock slope due to excavation on plateau type mine
Najib, D. Fukuda & J. Kodama

A study of a joint model incorporating excavation-induced opening effect
Y. Li, J. Oh, R. Mitra & B. Hebblewhite

Using the distribution curves to optimize the block exploitation in natural stone quarries
A. Turanboy & E. UElker

An application of epoxy and polyurethane on various marbles to enhance cuttability
M. Basyi git, O. Bayram & H. Tuncdemir

Modelling methodology: Structural geology and rock mass behaviour at Kiirunavaara Mine
J. Vatcher, S.D. McKinnon, J. Sjoeberg & C. Dahner

Advanced 3D geotechnical modeling of Las Cruces open pit
S. Cooper, M.D. Rodriguez, V. Pozo & J.M. Galera

MGC-RocDesign|CALC: A geomechanical calculator tool for rock design
R. Pinheiro, L. Ramos, J. Teixeira, M.J. Afonso & H.I. Chamine

Simulating the effect of preconditioning in primary fragmentation 184
A.S. Juncal, D.M. Ivars, A. Brzovic & J. Vallejos

The application of stress control technologies in design of multiple seam layouts at EnergyWest Mining Company
H. Maleki, K. Fleck, C. Semborski, J. Christensen & L. Tonc

Geotechnical analyses of mine seismicity and control measures in the western US mines
H. Maleki

Comparison of change of creep properties of chromite ore under varying stress and time factor to find their interdependence
S. Kabra

The interaction between the scale effect and the shape effect in the mine pillar design
A.L.M.A. da Silva & L.A.A. da Silva

An approximation to the prediction of the extent of the area crushed around a blasting drill
F. Bastante, E. Alonso & M.A. Gonzalez

Parameter characterisation for rock mass preconditioning using hydraulic fracturing
G.F. Gambino, J.P. Harrison & A. Bedi

Preliminary design of underground crushing chamber
E. Trigueros, M. Martinez & I. Alhama

Slope stability control of a coal mine during the filling of the artificial lake
J.I. Pineiro di Blasi, J. Taboada & J. Martinez-Torres

Evaluation of pillar width on crush pillar behavior using a limit equilibrium solution
M. du Plessis & D.F. Malan

Back analysis of a general rock failure in a marble quarry
M. Martinez Segura, E. Trigueros & J. Mulas-Perez

Mathematical approach for the analysis of in situ measurements in unstable slopes: A study based on the cases from coal mines in Turkey
I. OEzkan

The toppling of large blocks on the northeast slope of the Meirama mine 196
C.M. Bassa, P.R. Oyanguren, R.G. Philippon & M. Fernandez-Pello Lois

5. Design methods and analysis

On using informational fields, structural fractals for simulating response of jointed rock to underground explosion
S. Gharehdash & M. Barzegar

Continuum and discontinuum modelling of gravity dams on jointed rock foundations
Y.M. Alshkane, A.M. Marshall & L.R. Stace

Wellbore stability prediction: An improved methodology for a limited set of data
A. Diaz & K.Williams

Comparison of predicted and actual conditions of the rock mass in the Tunnel Strazina
K. Ravnjak, G. Grget & M.S. Kovacevic

Advances, current limitations and future requirements for a numerical shear box for rock joints using PFC2D
E. Lazzari, F. Johansson, D.M. Ivars & A.S. Juncal

On the interpretation of numerical results in the study of rapid landslide run-out phase
M. Pirulli, C. Scavia & M. Tararbra

Different FEM models for simulation of the Osterberg load test in rock shafts
S. Melentijevic & C. Olalla

Test study on a new rock burst tendency index-Yield Degree and its influencing factors
B.H. Guo, Y. Chen & P.F. Gou

System reliability analysis of a circular rock tunnel using a first order approximation
P. Zeng & R. Jimenez

CFD-DEM simulations for injection of cement-based grout - the effect of rock fracture roughness
S. Sakakibara, T. Koyama & H. Shimizu

Application of a novel constitutive shotcrete model to tunnelling
B. Schadlich, H.F. Schweiger, T. Marcher & E. Saurer

Principles and methodologies for the design of hydroelectric large underground caverns
R. Plassart & F. Laigle

Numerical simulation of sliding and toppling of a block system
G.P. Giani, S. Orsatti & L.R. Alejano

Experiences implementing high energy dynamic barriers as a tool for creating a shadow zone against rockfalls in linear infrastructures
R. Luis-Fonseca, C. Raimat & A. Sanz

D&B versus TBM: Review of the parameters for a right choice of the excavation method
F.J. Macias & A. Bruland

Finite element simulation of crack initiation and propagation in rocks
G. Sivakumar & V.B. Maji

Design and control of the EDZ for a deep repository in crystalline rock
H. Ittner, T. Lehtimaki & R. Christiansson

Risk associated with swelling rocks in volcanic formations in the design of hydro-tunnels
J.M. Galera, M. Paredes, C. Menchero & V. Pozo

Efficient numerical integration of Perzyna viscoplasticity, with application to rock slope stability using zero-thickness interface elements
I. Aliguer & I. Carol

A strain-dependent strength and dilation model of rock to study pre-peak behaviour in confined tests
J. Gonzalez-Cao

The reduction of surface settlement by employing umbrella arch systems for different excavation methods
J. Oke, N. Vlachopoulos & M.S. Diederichs

Kinematic analysis of block rotations in a jointed rock mass
M. Poetsch & W. Schubert

Vibration propagation in discrete element particle models of rock
R. Resende, E. Fortunato, C. Andrade & T. Miranda

Rockfall protection structures in the Tramuntana mountain range of Mallorca (Spain)
J.M. Rius-Gibert & R.A. Gonzalez

Comparison between continuous and discontinuous approaches to tunnel models: FLAC vs. UDEC
M. Veiga, J. Barbiero, S. Alonso, L.R. Alejano & A.M. Ferrero

6. Monitoring and back analysis

Determination of states of stress in hard rocks: Results of laboratory conducted finite deformation analysis
A. Foerster & Ch. Lempp

A two-dimensional vibration model for mountain tunnel lining built with poling-board method
Y. Gao, Y. Jiang & B. Li

Determination material properties on bedding contact at the low-wall part of coal mine
S.T.M.T. Supandi

Analysis of the geotechnical data monitored during Saint-Martin-la-Porte access gallery excavation
H.T. Manh, J. Sulem & D. Subrin

Monitoring of the landslide at Durres-Morine road
A. Kosho, A. Malaj, L. Harizaj & S. Lamce

Photographic documentation of the face of a TBM-driven tunnel
M.R. Henzinger & R. Galler

Back analysis and radar interferometry monitoring in a large open pit slope
C. Gonzalez-Nicieza, M.I. Alvarez-Fernandez, O. Mora & E. Amor-Herrera

Isolation roof caving control and monitoring technology of room and pillar method goafs
W. Li, B. Zhang & Z. Bi

Modelling and redesign of retaining system of a deep excavation in marl formation using back analysis results
Y. Kazan

Procedure for obtaining and analyzing the diametric deformation of a tunnel by means of tape extensometer convergence measures
A. Bernardo-Sanchez & M. Arlandi-Rodriguez

Real-time displacement monitoring using GPS for assessing slope stability
N. Shimizu, S. Nakashima & Y. Furuyama

Monitoring of the geomechanical state of rock mass using complex of satellite geodesy
A.A. Panzhin & N.A. Panzhina

Towards rockfall prediction: Linking pre-failure deformation with precursory rockfall events
M.J. Royan, J.M. Vilaplana & A. Abellan

Rockfall monitoring system for improving road safety
Z. Agioutantis, S. Mertikas, A. Daskalakis, A. Tripolitsiotis, G. Kritikakis, E. Apostolou, C. Steiakakis & G. Kaplanidis

Geotechnical safety management for tunnels
W. Schubert & B.A. Moritz

Analysis of the performance of an evolutionary computation algorithm in the identification of geomechanical parameters in underground works
T. Miranda, A. Gomes-Correia, J. Sena-Cruz, L. Costa & D. Dias

Monitored and calculated deformational behaviour of a large cavern during excavation
M. Espada & L. Lamas

Deterministic in-situ block size estimation using 3D terrestrial laser data
H. Vanhaekendover, R. Lindenbergh, D. Ngan-Tillard, S. Slob & U.Wezenberg

A new approach for evaluation of in situ inclinometer measurements based on two cases in Turkey
M. Mesutoglu & I. OEzkan

7. Excavation and support

Analytic stress solutions for a circular pressure tunnel at great depth including support delay and pure slip boundary condition
A.Z. Lu, N. Zhang, H.Y. Chen, Y. Qin & L.Q. Zhang

Co-relation between physico-mechanical and chemical properties of cement & resin capsules used in underground mines
A.K. Rana, K. Das & G.S. Kumar

A semi-analytical procedure for circular opening in strain-softening rock masses
L. Cui, J. Zheng & R. Zhang

Developing early age strength in Fibre Reinforced Shotcrete (FRS): Effects of accelerator type and rate of dosage
M. Karakus, T.S. Baillie, O.R. Cannon, B.F.H. Forsyth & T.J. Snell

Rock grouting and durability experiments of colloidal silica at Kurashiki underground LPG storage base
S. Kobayashi, M. Soya, N. Takeuchi, J. Nobuto, A. Nakaya, T. Okuno, S. Shimada, T. Kaneto & T. Maejima

An investigation of different drill bits and drilling angles in blast hole drilling
D. Akbay & R. Altindag

Research on the pre-displacement of surrounding rock during tunneling
W. Shi, L. Miao & B. Zhang

The load transfer mechanics of fully grouted cable bolts: A theoretical analysis
J. Chen, S. Saydam & P. Hagan

Determination of an "empirical" ground reaction curve useful for designing coal mine roadways support
R. Rodriguez & M.B. Diaz-Aguado

A comparative study on the heat loss of rock cavern type and above-ground type thermal energy storage systems
J.W. Park, D. Ryu, D. Park, B.H. Choi, J.H. Syn & C. Sunwoo

A review of ground support systems performance subjected to dynamic loading
L. Li, P. Hagan & S. Saydam

Dimensioning of a flexible system for the stabilization of a landslide on the access road to Cotobello (Aller, Asturias)
J. Prieto-Fernandez, R. Luis-Fonseca, R. Fernandez-Llata & M. Fernandez-Martinez

Protective actions against rockslides on roads of Sierra de Tramuntana. The case of Blau Gorg detachment on 2008, December 31st
R. Luis-Fonseca, C. Raimat, J. Prieto-Fernandez, J.M. Rius-Gibert & C. Massanet

Rock mass variability and TBM prediction
F.J. Macias, P.D. Jakobsen & A. Bruland

Face stability in tunnels excavated by the drill and blast method 263
S. Senent & R. Jimenez

Study on distribution law of surrounding rock pressure in unsymmetrical loading tunnel with coupling effect from topography and geology
Z.F.Wang, L.H. Xu, Y. Kang, X.C.Wang & X.P. Long

The development of a distributed optical sensing technique to monitor forepole temporary support elements employed within an Umbrella Arch system
N. Vlachopoulos, B. Forbes, J. Oke & A.J. Hyett

Pit excavation for underground construction in an urban area near an old tunnel
Z. Arbanas, M. Vivoda & P. Kursar

In situ stresses in rock masses: Methodology for its study in tunnel projects in Spain
G. Madirolas & A. Perucho

Abacus for the analysis of technical and economical consequences of over-excavation in tunnels
C. Iglesias, M. Veiga & H. Larrocha

Influence of groundwater and joints orientation in the Tunnel Prado support
D. Salorio, J.P. Villanueva, F.J. Castanedo, L. Jorda & C. Oteo

Effectiveness of applied support in tunnels in plastically deformed rock mass - An analysis based on tunnelling project from the Nepal Himalaya
P.K. Shrestha & K.K. Panthi

Analysis on the pre-injection grout consumption at Strindheim road tunnel project, Trondheim, Norway
K.K. Panthi

Update of 1989 Bieniawski's RMR guidelines for tunnel excavation and support
M. Romana

8. Case histories and preservation of natural stone

Stability analysis of a room & pillar hematite mine and techniques to manage local instability problems
J. Arzua, L.R. Alejano, I. Clerigo, B. Pons, F. Mendez & F. Prada

Hazard analysis for rock-fall onto touristic beaches from overhanging cliffs in ophiolitic rock-mass
M. Coli, E. Livi & I. Erbetta

Dynamic strain wave analyses of parallel cut blasting model tests for vertical shaft
Q.Y. Ma, P. Yuan, B. Han, J.-S. Zhang & H.-X. Liu

Geotechnical characterization of the site and stability of a tailings dam in Ecuador
M.R. Ponce-Zambrano, D.P. Gordon, L.R. Alejano & I. Perez-Rey

Unstable rock masses in the highway Durres-Prishtina
L. Sharra, L. Bozo & S. Allkja

A new approach for modeling heat transfer between a freeze pipe and the surrounding ground
M.Vitel, A. Rouabhi, M. Tijani & F. Guerin

A calcarenite exposed to true fire conditions: A methodological proposal
V. Brotons, R. Tomas & S. Ivorra

Temperature induced-changes on the mechanical properties of a calcarenite
V. Brotons, R. Tomas & S. Ivorra

Safety and economic advantages for rock blasting in urban areas
C. Dinis da Gama

Probability evaluation of localized failure: Deep excavation case study
D. Lydzba, A. Rozanski & M. Sobotka

Possible mechanical behavior of Elmadag and Artova formations during tunnel excavation
S.OE. Dinc & C. Tunusluoglu

Analysis of a complex slope failure in a quartzite slope
C. Leon-Buendia, J. Santamaria-Arias, L.R. Alejano & R. Giraldez

The use of active seismic methods to study seismic waves anisotropy in Triassic dolomites
I. Stan-Kleczek & M.J. Mendecki

Slope stabilization at km 25.5 El Cobre highway - CODELCO Chile, El Teniente mine division
V.H. Recabarren-Guerra & F.J. Pena-Diaz

Deepening of Juankoski Canal - Rock strengthening and blasting under bridge
K.C. Avellan &T.K. Nuutinen

Analysis of potential rockfalls and protection measures for the Mardin castle, Turkey
N. Dadashzadeh, C. Aras, N. Yesiloglu-Gultekin, A. Bilgin & H.S.B. Duzgun

Evaluation of the effectiveness of a new nanoconsolidant in granitic rocks
I. de Rosario, J. Feijoo, T. Rivas, M.J. Mosquera & F. Elhaddad

Protective treatments against pyrite and pyrrhotite oxidation in roofing slates
J. Iglesias, J. Feijoo, I. Canas, J. Taboada & T. Rivas

Influence of model selection, constitutive behavior assignment and parametric sensitivity on tunnel, cavern and pillar EDZ assessment for a long-term deep geological repository
M.S. Diederichs, T. Lam, M. Jensen, M. Perras & B. Damjanac

Protecting roofing slates against oxidation: Analysis of the chemical interaction between protective treatments and pyrite
J. Iglesias, J. Feijoo, J. Taboada, T. Rivas & M. Modino

Comparison of disc cutter consumptions in two tunnelling machines due to wearing in two tunnels partially built in ortogneis
P.R. Oyanguren, C.L. Huerta, R.L. Huerta & C. Gonzalez-Nicieza

Rock strength assessment and structural features analysis on rocky coasts
A. Pires, H.I. Chamine, A. Perez-Alberti, A. Gomes & F. Rocha

Analysis of a deep-seated slope movement in a marly-arenaceous formation
E. Celluzzi, A. Graziani & A. Lembo-Fazio

Revise of cavern's axis azimuth in Azad pumped storage project
M.R. Shahverdiloo, M. Behnia, A. Anvari & M.A. Motlagh

9. Petroleum engineering, hydrofracking and CO2 storage

Studies in fracture stimulation induced tectonics in rock require new test equipment
J.B. Surjaatmadja, D. Meadows, K. Coffman & D. Looper

Prediction of rock strength with matrix acidizing stimulation and induced wormhole by computational simulation methods
N. Jahani, G. Berge & B. Haugen

Application of transient methods to the assessment of permeability of well cements
I. Falcon-Suarez, B. Rodriguez-Cedrun, J. Canal-Vila & J. Delgado-Martin

Laboratory simulation of CO2 injection in sandstones and sands for improved seismic monitoring of CO2 reservoirs
I. Falcon-Suarez, L. North, A. Best, J. Sothcott, J. Canal-Vila & J. Delgado-Martin

Geomechanical simulation of the injection of CO2 into saline aquifers with respect to risk assessment
M. Adams, M. Feinendegen, M. Ziegler & T. Kempka

Cements of improved sealing capacity in CO2 geological storage
E. Estevez, L. Valle, D. del Barrio, G. Blazquez, T. Kovacs & V. Blazquez

Coupled hydro-mechanical simulations demonstrate system integrity at the Ketzin pilot site for CO2 storage, Germany
T. Kempka, S. Klapperer & B. Norden

QA/QC on physical and mechanical rock properties relevant for geomechanical analysis
U. Prasad, J.A. Franquet & D.A. Curry

Assessing the permeability anisotropy of claystone by pulse test methods
R. Giot, C. Auvray & A. Giraud

Fracture mechanical evaluation of hydraulic fracturing laboratory experiments
F. Stoeckhert, S. Brenne, M. Molenda & M. Alber

Numerical modeling of composite bilaminate materials as an analog for strength variation in anisotropic shale formations
B.R. Crawford, N.L. DeDontney & B. Alramahi

Constraining the magnitudes of maximum and minimum horizontal stresses from borehole breakouts - A comparison between different rock failure criteria
W. Lin

Anisotropic mechanical properties of shales and the influences on hydraulic fractures
T. Fan, G. Zhang & Y. Lou

Effect of supercritical CO2 on the Corvio sandstone in a flow-thru triaxial experiment
J. Canal, J. Delgado-Martin, V. Barrientos, R. Juncosa, B. Rodriguez-Cedrun & I. Falcon-Suarez

Hydraulic fracture propagation under steady state fluid flow
A. Pouya, V.-L. Nguyen & S. Ghabezloo

Hydraulic Fracturing of a Devonian Slate under confining pressure - with emphasis on clevage inclination
S. Brenne, M. Molenda, F. Stoeckhert & M. Alber

Behavior of a fractured reservoir over time based on geomechanical modeling
H.W. Stockhausen, M.R. Lakshmikantha, V. Sifontes & M.E. Barboza

Hydro-mechanical coupling in zero-thickness interface elements, formulation and applications in geomechanics
D. Garolera, I. Aliguer, I. Carol, J. Martinez-Segura, M.R. Lakshmikantha & J. Alvarellos

Effects of reservoir development on the well casing behavior
C.E.R. Lautenschlager, G.L. Righetto, R.A.C. Albuquerque, N. Inoue & S.A.B. Fontoura

Geomechanical study with outcrop samples to improve drilling performance for an exploration well in Northwest Africa
H.W. Stockhausen, J.M. Hernan-Gomez, H. Gallego, A. Alonso, J. Barbiero & J. Delgado-Martin

Fracture properties after hydraulic stimulation in low-permeability sediments (GeneSys-project)
E. Pechan, T. Tischner & J. Renner

Shale geomechanics: Optimal multi-stage hydraulic fracturing design for shale and tight reservoirs
J. Leem & J. Reyna

A coupled XFEM-HM method for fracture dynamics and groundwater flow in geological porous medium
M. Faivre, R. Giot, F. Golfier & P. Massin

Drilling optimization based on a geomechanical analysis using probabilistic risk assessment, a case study from offshore Iran
S. Rafieepour & H. Jalalifar

Dependency of deformability, strength and failure characteristics of clay shales on total suction
F. Amann, K.Wild & L.Wymann

A preliminary evaluation of an enhanced FDEM code as a tool to simulate hydraulic fracturing in jointed rock masses
A. Lisjak, O.K. Mahabadi, P. Kaifosh, T. Vietor & G. Grasselli

10. Applicability of EUROCODE-7 in rock engineering

Towards an improved observational method
J. Spross, F. Johansson, H. Stille & S. Larsson

Design of rock dowels using numerical analysis and Eurocode 7
A. Koe & B. Ogunmakin

Application of the observational method in the AEspoe expansion project
R. Christiansson, I. Olofsson, C.D. Martin, M. Holmberg & A. Carlsson

Characteristic strength of anisotropic rock
N. Bozorgzadeh & J.P. Harrison

Some key issues regarding application of Eurocode 7 to rock engineering design
L. Lamas, A. Perucho & L.R. Alejano

The approach to rock engineering in Spanish normative documents
A. Perucho & J. Estaire

How to refine the observational method as described in EC7 in applied rock mechanics
H. Stille & D. Virely

Critical review of Eurocode-7 regarding rock mass characterization
A.M. Ferrero, A.I. Sofianos & L.R. Alejano

Critical review of Eurocode-7 regarding monitoring rock masses by field instrumentation: Devices and data analysis
M.R. Migliazza, A.M. Ferrero, A. Segalini & G. Umili

Reliability against translational slip of rock slopes designed according to Eurocode 7
P.P. Nomikos & A.I. Sofianos

Critical review of EC7 concerning prescriptive measures for rock mechanics design
R. Olsson & A. Palmstrom

Ultimate and serviceability state design using the same partial safety factor of contact pressure for strip foundation loaded by column loads
K.C. Avellan

Spread foundations and slope stability calculations on rocks according to Eurocode EC-7
J. Estaire & G. Olivenza

EC7 and the application of analytical and empirical models to rock engineering
J.P. Harrison, H. Stille & R. Olsson

On the applicability of the Eurocode 7 partial factor method for rock mechanics
A. Bedi & T.L.L. Orr

Assessment of characteristic failure envelopes for intact rock using results from triaxial tests
J. Muralha & L. Lamas

Eurocode 7 and rock engineering: Current problems and future opportunities
J.P. Harrison

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