Volume 15 (2024)
Volume 14 (2023)
Volume 13 (2022)
Volume 12 (2021)
Volume 11 (2020)
Volume 10 (2019)
Volume 9 (2018)
Volume 8 (2017)
Volume 7 (2016)
Volume 6 (2015)
Volume 5 (2014)
Volume 4 (2013)
Volume 3 (2012)
Volume 2 (2011)
Volume 1 (2010)
Rock Mechanics
Application of machine learning techniques in slope stability analysis: A comprehensive overview

Arun Kumar Sahoo; Debi Prasad Tripathy; Singam Jayanthu

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 23 January 2024


  The mining industry needs to accept new-age autonomous technologies and intelligent systems to stay up with the modernization of technology, to benefit the shake of investors and stakeholders, and most significantly, for the nation, and to protect health and safety. An essential part of geo-technical ...  Read More

Rock Mechanics
The Impact of Mine Opening Expansion on Slope Stability: A Case Study in North Konawe, Southeast Sulawesi Province, Indonesia

Sahrul Poalahi Salu; Bima Bima

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 07 February 2024


  Expansion of mining pit is associated with an increased risk of slope instability and high costs. This is because changes in geometry of the mine slope significantly affect slope stability, alter the stripping ratio, and potentially threaten the continuity of mining operations. Therefore, this research ...  Read More

Rock Mechanics
Estimating Uniaxial Compressive Strength of Pyroclastic Rocks Using Soft Computing Techniques

Ekin Koken

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 09 February 2024


  In this study, several soft computing analyses are performed to build some predictive models to estimate the uniaxial compressive strength (UCS) of the pyroclastic rocks from central Anatolia, Turkey. For this purpose, a series of laboratory studies are conducted to reveal physico-mechanical rock properties ...  Read More

Rock Mechanics
On the 2D discrete element analyses of the transversely isotropic elastic geo-materials; insight to scale effects and loading rate

vahab sarfarazi; Hadi Haeri; Mohammad Fatehi Marji; Gholamreza Saeedi

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 30 December 2023


  The mechanical behaviour of transversely isotropic elastic rocks can be numerically simulated by the discrete element method. The successive bedding layers in these rocks may have different mechanical properties. The aim of this research work is to investigate numerically the effect of anisotropy on ...  Read More

Rock Mechanics
Coupling discontinuous deformation analysis and displacement discontinuity method for simulating failure mechanism in geomaterials

Mohsen Khanizadeh Bahabadi; Alireza Yarahamdi Bafghi; Mohammad Fatehi Marji; Hossein Shahami; Abolfazl Abdollahipour

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 25 December 2023


  Complexity of geomaterial’s behavior is beyond the capabilities of conventional numerical methods alone for realistically model rock structures. Coupling of numerical methods can make the numerical modeling more realistic. Discontinuous Deformation Analysis (DDA) and Displacement Discontinuous ...  Read More

Rock Mechanics
Cutting Tools Wear in Soft Ground Tunneling: Field and Experimental Insights

sadegh Amoun; Hamid Chakeri

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 30 December 2023


  This study is an attempt to design and manufacture a tunnel boring machine (TBM) simulator to better understand the interaction between soil and cutting tools, due to the lack of an accepted method for this issue. In this paper, Sahand Soil Abrasion Test (SSAT) is introduced, which is built by the Sahand ...  Read More

Rock Mechanics
Evaluation the Effect of Blast Pattern on Post-Failure Rate around the Miyaneh-Ardabil Railway Tunnel

Sajjad Khalili; Masoud Monjezi; Hasel Amini Khoshalan; Amir Saghatforoush

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 27 January 2024


  Determining the appropriate blasting pattern is important to prevent any damage to the tunnel perimeter in conventional tunneling by blasting operation in hard rocks. In this research work, the LS-DYNA software and numerical finite element method (FEM) are used for simulation of the blasting process ...  Read More

Rock Mechanics
Urban Tunneling Risk Management: Ground Settlement Assessment through Proportional Hazards Modeling

ali Kazempour Osalou; sayfoddin moosazadeh; Ali Nouri Qarahasanlou; Mohammad-Reza Baghban Golpasand

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 13 February 2024


  Nowadays, tunnel excavation plays a major role in the development of countries. Due to the complex and challenging ground conditions, a comprehensive study and analysis must be done before, during, and after the excavation of tunnels. Hence, the importance of study and evaluation of ground settlement ...  Read More

Rock Mechanics
Discrete elements analysis of sand production mechanism in oil well considering effects of in situ stress and fluid pressure

masoud yazdani; Mohammad Fatehi Marji; Hamid Soltanian; Mehdi Najafi; Manouchehr Sanei

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 22 January 2024


  Approximately 70% of the world's hydrocarbon fields are located in reservoirs with low-strength rocks such as sandstone. During the production of hydrocarbons from sandstone reservoirs, sand-sized particles may become dislodged from the formation, and enter the hydrocarbon fluid flow. Sand production ...  Read More

Rock Mechanics
Evaluation of Pressure-Settlement Response of Square Footing Rested on Sand Reinforced with Coir Geotextile

Jitendra Singh Yadav; Poonam Shekhawat; Sreekeshava K S

Volume 15, Issue 2 , April 2024, , Pages 481-495


  The present work aims to assess the pressure-settlement behaviour of sand beds under a square footing reinforced with coir geotextile using the PLAXIS 3D software. The angle of internal friction of sand was varied from 28° to 38°. The effect of length of coir geotextile (1B, 2B, 3B, 4B, and 5B; ...  Read More

Rock Mechanics
Behavior of Horizontally Reinforced Stone Column in a Layered Soil: Enhancing Ground Improvement

Mounius Bashir; Manendra Singh; Krishna Kotiyal

Volume 15, Issue 2 , April 2024, , Pages 537-555


  Among all methods for ground improvement, stone columns have become more popular recently, owing to their simple construction and plentiful availability of raw materials. However, in relatively softer soils, ordinary stone columns (OSCs) experience significant bulging owing to the minimal confinement ...  Read More

Rock Mechanics
Soil Arching and Ground Deformation around Tunnels in Sandy Grounds: Review and New Insights

Ghorban Khandouzi; Mohammad Hossein Khosravi

Volume 15, Issue 2 , April 2024, , Pages 731-759


  Granular materials used in engineering structures tend to experience arching under different geotechnical factors. Arching is a factor of load transfer from the destroyed zone to stable areas in these structures. Soil arching plays an important role in stress redistribution, settlement, and load on supports ...  Read More

Rock Mechanics
Finite Element Analysis of Seismic Hazard in Post-mining Environments of Closed Underground Hard Rock Mines

Praveena Das Jennifer; Porchelvan P

Volume 15, Issue 1 , January 2024, , Pages 73-96


  This paper presents a comprehensive study on the stability of the deep underground closed Kolar Gold Fields mine (3.2 km deep) under varying seismic loading conditions. The study utilized the Finite Element Method (FEM)-based Midas GTS NX software tool to conduct numerical simulations of seismic loads ...  Read More

Rock Mechanics
Bearing Capacity of Circular Footing Resting on Recycled Construction Waste Materials using ANN Method

Anant Saini; Jitendra Singh Yadav

Volume 15, Issue 1 , January 2024, , Pages 97-114


  The goal of this research work was to use an Artificial Neural Network (ANN) model to predict the ultimate bearing capacity of circular footing resting on recycled construction waste over loose sand. A series of plate load tests were conducted by varying the thickness of two sizes of recycled construction ...  Read More

Rock Mechanics
Stability Analysis and Construction of Highest Gabion Wall of its own Kind in India - a Case Study

Avinash Bhardwaj; Ajay Bhardwaj; Madhusudan Sarda; Namrata Bichewar

Volume 15, Issue 1 , January 2024, , Pages 191-202


  Narmada valley development authority proposed a scheme under which 12.6 cumecs of water from the Hathani river (Tributary of Narmada) will be lifted to irrigate the command area. At the pumping station lies near Alirajpur, Madhya Pradesh, India, there was a need to protect the slope on both side as water ...  Read More

Rock Mechanics
Investigating Effect of Soil Grading Parameters on Tool Wear in Mechanized Tunneling using EPB-TBM Machine

Taha Ansari; Hamid Chakeri; Mohammad Darbor; sadegh Amoun; Hadi Shakeri

Volume 15, Issue 1 , January 2024, , Pages 301-321


  There is no acceptable method for investigating the tool wear phenomenon in soft grounds. In this article, first, a new equipment made at Sahand University of Technology is introduced, which is used for simulation of TBM tunneling mechanism. Next, the effect of various soil grading parameters such as ...  Read More

Rock Mechanics
Performance Prediction of a Hard Rock TBM using Statistical and Artificial Intelligence Methods

Alireza Afradi; Arash Ebrahimabadi; Mansour Hedayatzadeh

Volume 15, Issue 1 , January 2024, , Pages 323-343


  Tunnel Boring Machines (TBMs) are extensively used to excavate underground spaces in civil and tunneling projects. An accurate evaluation of their penetration rate is the key factor for the TBM performance prediction. In this study, artificial intelligence methods are used to predict the TBM penetration ...  Read More

Rock Mechanics
Internal Mine Dump Slope Stability and Failure Zone Identification using 3D Modelling

Kapoor Chand; Radhakanta Koner

Volume 14, Issue 4 , October 2023, , Pages 1105-1119


  In open-pit mine, safety of internal dumps is a significant pointer on the economic perspective of the overall project. It has been found in several studies that unplanned and random deposition of the overburdened material is the main reason for mishaps and failure. The study utilized unmanned aerial ...  Read More

Rock Mechanics
Study of Slope Stability using Flexible Facing

Tanveer Wagay; Manju Suthar

Volume 14, Issue 4 , October 2023, , Pages 1155-1170


  An experiment was conducted to evaluate the load-bearing capacity of a soil nailing system that consisted of four 10mm nails and four 12mm nails, reinforced in a slope with three different flexible facing materials: geo-composite facing, aluminium facing, and galvanized iron facing. The nails were spaced ...  Read More

Rock Mechanics
Identifying Corresponding Earthquake of Mobarak Abad Landslide, Northeast Tehran, Iran

Erfan Amini; Masoud Mojarab; Hossein Memarian

Volume 14, Issue 4 , October 2023, , Pages 1343-1359


  Landslides are defined as the downward movement of a portion of land materials under the direct influence of gravity. Landslides would get triggered by a wide spectrum of initiative factors such as earthquakes as a site effect of that event. In the vicinity of Tehran, significant historical earthquakes ...  Read More

Rock Mechanics
Investigation of Shear Properties of Open Non-persistent Latitudinal Discontinuities of Same Level

Vahab Sarfarazi; Hadi Haeri; Mohammad Fatehi Marji; Gholamreza Saeedi; Amir Namdarmanesh

Volume 14, Issue 4 , October 2023, , Pages 1361-1371


  In this paper, the effect of variations in the number and area of the rock bridges on the non-persistent discontinuities is investigated. In this regard, blocks containing rock bridges and joints with dimensions of 15 cm * 15 cm * 15 cm are prepared from plaster. The available rock bridges that have ...  Read More

Rock Mechanics
Sustainability Analysis of Waste Dump in Mine No. 4 of Golgohar, Sirjan, for Purpose of Increasing Waste Dump Volume

Sajjad Rezaei; Ramin Rafiee; Mohammad Ataei; Morteza Javadi

Volume 14, Issue 4 , October 2023, , Pages 1373-1391


  The stability of waste dumps is a significant and at times critical issue in the development of surface mines. Due to insufficient space for waste disposal, environmental concerns, and various other factors, Mine No. 4 at Golgohar Sirjan is not capable of establishing a new waste dump. Given the existing ...  Read More

Rock Mechanics
On Analytic Solutions of Elastic Net Displacements around a Circular Tunnel

M. Hazrati Aghchai; P. Moarefvand; H. Salari Rad

Volume 11, Issue 2 , April 2020, , Pages 419-432


  Displacements around a tunnel, occurring as a result of excavation, consist of the elastic and plastic parts. In this paper, we discuss the elastic part of displacements as a result of excavation, called net displacement. In general, the previous analytical solutions presented for determining the displacements ...  Read More

Rock Mechanics
Study of Damaged Zone around Circular Opening Using Acoustic Emission Technique

A. Dadi-givshad; M. Ahmadi; H. R. Nejati

Volume 11, Issue 2 , April 2020, , Pages 433-451


  One of the methods used to investigate the damaged zone in rock structure is the acoustic emission method. This method is based on receiving the elastic waves that are produced by deformation and cracking of the rock mass around the underground excavation. In this research, a study is conducted on the ...  Read More

Rock Mechanics
A New Stability Approach using Probabilistic Profile along Direction of Excavation

A. Turanboy; E. Ülker; C. Burak Küçüksütçü

Volume 11, Issue 1 , January 2020, , Pages 1-20


  Estimation of the possible instability that may be encountered in the excavation slope(s) during the planning and application steps of the rock excavation processes is an important issue in geoengineering. In this paper, a modelling method is presented for assessing the probability of wedge failure involving ...  Read More