Advances in Rock-Support and Geotechnical Engineering

Advances in Rock-Support and Geotechnical Engineering

1st Edition - August 16, 2016

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  • Authors: Shuren Wang, Paul Hagan, Chen Cao
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128105535
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128105528

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Advances in Rock-Support and Geotechnical Engineering brings together the latest research results regarding the theory of rock mechanics, its analytical methods and innovative technologies, and its applications in practical engineering. This book is divided into six sections, rock tests, rock bolting, grouted anchor, tunneling engineering, slope engineering, and mining engineering. Coverage includes fracture hinged arching process and instability characteristics of rock plates, failure modes of rock bolting, scale effects, and loading transfer mechanism of the grouted anchor. Also covered are recent innovations and applications in tunneling engineering, slope engineering, and mining engineering. This book provides innovative, practical, and rich content that can be used as a valuable reference for researchers undertaking tunneling engineering, slope engineering, mining engineering, and rock mechanics, and for onsite technical personnel and teachers and students studying the topics in related universities.

Key Features

  • Enriches new theories on failure modes of rock plates, rock bolting mechanisms, and anchor loading transfer
  • Develops new methods of evaluating the stability of slope engineering and the roof stability of the mined-out areas
  • Includes fracture hinged arching process and instability characteristics of rock plates, failure modes of rock bolting, scale effects, and loading transfer mechanism of the grouted anchor


Researchers engaging in tunneling engineering, slope engineering, mining engineering and rock mechanics; teachers and graduate students in the related subjects; on-site technical persons wishing to create a foundation for understanding these topics, refresh their knowledge, or expand their expertise in this area

Table of Contents

    • Biography
    • Preface
    • Acknowledgments
    • Chapter 1. Rock Testing
      • 1. Instability Characteristics of a Single Sandstone Plate
      • 2. Instability Characteristics of Double-Layer Rock Plates
      • 3. Rupture and Energy Analysis of Double-Layer Rock Plates
      • 4. Double-Layer Rock Plates With Both Ends Fixed Condition
      • 5. Viscoelastic Attenuation Properties for Different Rocks
      • 6. Cutting Fracture Characteristics of Sandstone
      • 7. Energy Dissipation Characteristics of Sandstone Cutting
      • 8. Fracture Properties on the Compressive Failure of Rock
    • Chapter 2. Rockbolting
      • 1. Mathematical Derivation of Slip Face Angle
      • 2. A Mechanical Model for Cone Bolts
      • 3. Effect of Introducing Aggregate Into Grouting Material
      • 4. Optimizing Selection of Rebar Bolts
      • 5. Poisson's Ratio Effect in Push and Pull Testing
      • 6. Study on Rockbolting Failure Modes
      • 7. Steel Bolt Profile Influence on Bolt Load Transfer
      • 8. Tensile Stress Mobilization Along a Rockbolt
    • Chapter 3. Grouted Cable
      • 1. Load Transfer Mechanism of Fully Grouted Cable
      • 2. Theoretical Analysis of Load Transfer Mechanics
      • 3. Impacting Factors on the Design for Cables
      • 4. Mechanical Properties of Cementitious Grout
      • 5. Anchorage Performance Test of Cables
      • 6. Axial Performance of a Fully Grouted Modified Cable
      • 7. Sample Dimensions on Assessing Cable Loading Capacity
    • Chapter 4. Tunnel Engineering
      • 1. Construction Optimization for a Soft Rock Tunnel
      • 2. Water Inrush Characteristics of Roadway Excavation
      • 3. Lining Reliability Analysis for Hydraulic Tunnel
      • 4. Disturbance Deformation of an Existing Tunnel
      • 5. Energy Dissipation Characteristics of a Circular Tunnel
      • 6. Pressure-Arch Evolution and Control Technique
      • 7. Skewed Effect of the Pressure-Arch in a Double-Arch Tunnel
    • Chapter 5. Slope Engineering
      • 1. Three-Dimensional Deformation Effect and Optimal Excavated Design
      • 2. Stability Analysis of Three-Dimensional Slope Engineering
      • 3. Fracture Process Analysis of Key Strata in the Slope
      • 4. Parameters Optimization of the Slope Engineering
      • 5. Key Technologies in Cut-and-Cover Tunnels in Slope Engineering
      • 6. Potential Risk Analysis of a Tailings Dam
      • 7. A New Landslide Forecast Method
    • Chapter 6. Mining Geomechanics
      • 1. Analytical Analysis of Roof-Bending Deflection
      • 2. Analytical Solution of the Roof Safe Thickness
      • 3. Catastrophe Characteristics of the Stratified Rock Roof
      • 4. Pressure-Arch Analysis in Coal Mining Field
      • 5. Analysis of Accumulated Damage Effects on the Roof
      • 6. Tunnel and Bridge Crossing the Mined-Out Regions
      • 7. Pressure-Arch Analysis in Horizontal Stratified Rocks
      • 8. Pressure-Arch in a Fully Mechanized Mining Field
    • Index

Product details

  • No. of pages: 422
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Butterworth-Heinemann 2016
  • Published: August 16, 2016
  • Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128105535
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128105528

About the Authors

Shuren Wang

He mainly focuses on the challenging areas of mining engineering, geotechnical engineering, rock mechanics and numerical simulation analysis. His research projects have been supported by National Natural Science Foundation of China (51474188; 51074140; 51310105020), National Natural Science Foundation of Hebei Province of China (E2014203012), and Science and Technology Department of Hebei Province of China (072756183), etc. He is the recipient of 6 state-level and province-level awards and 2015 Endeavour Research Fellowship provided by the Australian Government. He has published more than 90 academic papers and books. These include 85 articles in peer reviewed journals, 6 monographs and textbooks. He has been authorized 4 patents and 1 software of intellectual property rights in China.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor, School of Civil Engineering, Henan Polytechnic University, China

Paul Hagan

His principal research interests lie in mine geotechnical engineering and other areas in mining engineering. He has over 30 years’ experience within the mining industry and university sectors. Prior to his appointment to UNSW in 1998, he worked locally and internationally in the coal, gold and iron ore sectors in a range of operational, management, technical and research roles. He has been the principal research investigator leading projects in the rock-cutting research facility. The research has made significant advances in the application of acoustic emissions in monitoring and control of rock cutting machines and in the determination of controlling factors associated with abrasivity testing of rock. He has authored 80 peer-reviewed papers, 110 project reports and 3 patents.

Affiliations and Expertise

Associate Professor, Head of School of Mining Engineering, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia

Chen Cao

After he graduated from Xi'an Jiaotong University in China and obtained a Bachelor degree of Science, He worked in computer engineering and had nine years experiences in the field of construction and management. He obtained the honour Bachelor of engineering in 2009 and received his Ph.D. degree for his Distinguished Award of PhD thesis at the University of Wollongong in 2013. He mainly engaged in rock mechanics, mining engineering and numerical simulation. He made many breakthroughs at dealing with the problems in the complex geological and engineering conditions, especially in large shear displacement by mining pressure and others factors effects on rock bolting and anchor support. He has published more than 20 academic papers in the research field.

Affiliations and Expertise

Research Fellow, School of Civil, Mining and Environmental Engineering, University of Wollongong, Australia

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