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Advances in Rock Dynamics and Applications

Edited By: Yingxin Zhou and Jian Zhao

CRC Press

Hardback | Jun 2011 | #191104 | ISBN-13: 9780415613514
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The study of rock dynamics is important because many rock mechanics and rock engineering problems involve dynamic loading ranging from earthquakes to vibrations and explosions. The subject deals with the distribution and propagation of loads, dynamic responses and processes of rocks and rate-dependent properties, coupled with the physical environment.

This volume provides a summary of the current knowledge of rock dynamics with 18 chapters contributed by individual authors from both academia and engineering fields. The topics of this book are wide-ranging and representative, covering fundamental theories of fracture dynamics and wave propagation, rock dynamic properties and testing methods, numerical modelling of rock dynamic failure, engineering applications in earthquakes, explosion loading and tunnel response, as well as dynamic rock support.


Introduction; Yingxin Zhou & Jian Zhao

An overview of some recent progress in rock dynamics research; Jian Zhao

Split Hopkinson pressure bar tests of rocks: Advances in experimental techniques and applications to rock strength and fracture; Kaiwen Xia, Feng Dai and Rong Chen

Modified Hopkinson bar technologies applied to the high strain rate rock tests; Ezio Cadini and Carlo Albertini

Wave shaping by special shaped triker in SHPB tests; Xibing Li, Zilong Zhou, Deshun Liu, Yang Zou and Tubing Yin

Laboratory compressive and tensile testing of rock dynamic properties; Haibo Li, Junru Li and Jian Zhao

Penetration and perforation of rock targets by hard projectiles; Chong Chiang Seah, Tore Borvik, Sven Remseth and Tso-Chien Pan

Incubation time based fracture mechanics and optimization of energy input in the fracture process of rocks; Yuri Petrov, Vladimir Bratov, Grigory Volkov and Evgeny Dolmatov

Discontinuous approaches of wave propagation across rock joints; Xiaobao Zhao, Jianbo Zhu, Jungang Cai and Jian Zhao

Equivalent medium model with virtual wave source method for wave propagation analysis in jointed rock masses; Jianchun Li, Guowei Ma and Jian Zhao

Polycrystalline model for heterogeneous rock based on smoothed particle hydrodynamics method; Guowei Ma, Xuejun Wang and Lei He Finite Element Method modeling of rock dynamic failure; Chun'an Tang and Yuefeng Yang

Discontinuum-based numerical modeling of rock dynamic fracturing and failure; Tohid Kazerani and Jian Zhao

Manifold and advanced numerical techniques for discontinuous dynamic computations; Gaofeng Zhao, Gen-Hua Shi and Jian Zhao

Earthquakes as a rock dynamic problem and their effects on rock engineering structures; Omer Aydan, Yoshimi Ohta, Mitsuo Daido, Halil Kumsar, Melih Genis, Naohiko Takashiki, Takashi Ito and Mehdi Amini

Constraining paleoseismic PGA using numerical analysis of structural failures in historic masonry structures: Review of recent results; Yossef H. Hatzor and Gony Yagoda-Biran

Explosion loading and tunnel response, Yingxin Zhou

Rock support for underground excavations subjected to dynamic loads and failure; Charlie Chunlin Li

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Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne (EPFL), Laboratoire de mecanique des roches (LMR), Lausanne, Switzerland Manager, Defence and Technology Agency, Singapore

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