International Journal of Rock Mechanics and Mining Sciences

International Journal of Rock Mechanics and Mining Sciences

Original Research, New Developments and Case Studies in Rock Mechanics and Rock Engineering for Mining and Civil Applications





Editor-in-Chief:Robert Zimmerman





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This journal is concerned with original research, new developments, site measurements and case studies in rock mechanics and rock engineering. It provides an international forum for the publication of high quality papers on the subject of rock mechanics and the application of rock mechanics principles and techniques to mining and civil engineering projects built on or in rock masses. These projects include slopes, open-pit mines, quarries, shafts, tunnels, caverns, underground mines, metro systems, dams and hydro-electric stations, geothermal energy, petroleum engineering, and radioactive waste disposal. Papers are welcomed on all relevant topics and especially on theoretical developments, analytical methods, numerical methods, rock testing, site investigation, and case studies.

The Hemispherical Projection Sphere:
The Hemispherical Projection Sphere will assist you in working out hemispherical projection techniques. The link below shows the hemispherical projection net which may be copied as required, although care must be taken to ensure that any copy is perfectly circular - non-circular nets cannot be used. For those readers unfamiliar with hemispherical projection techniques as used in rock mechanics, an introduction to their use may be found in Appendix B of Engineering Rock Mechanics 1 available at:


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Applied Mechanics Reviews, Cambridge Scientific Abstracts, Current Contents/Engineering, Computing & Technology, Current Contents/Social & Behavioral Sciences, Engineering Index, GEOBASE, Geo Bib & Index, INSPEC, International Civil Engineering Abstracts, MSCI, PASCAL/CNRS, Research Alert, SCISEARCH, Scopus
Editor-in-Chief Robert Zimmerman Imperial College London, London, UK, Emeritus Editor John. A. Hudson , Editorial Board: L.R. Alejano Universidad de Vigo, Vigo, Spain, B. Amadei University of Colorado, Boulder, CO, USA, N.R. Barton Nick Barton and Associates, Hovik, Norway, B.H.G. Brady University of Western Australia, Perth, WA, Australia, E. T. Brown Golder Associates Pty Ltd, Toowong, QLD, Australia, C. Carranza-Torres University of Minnesota at Duluth, Duluth, MN, USA, F. H. Cornet Université Pierre et Marie Curie, Sorbonne Universités, Paris, France, E. Detournay University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, USA, A.K. Dhawan Ahmedabad University, Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India, C. Fairhurst University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, USA, X-t. Feng Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), Wuhan, China, R.J. Fowell University of Leeds, Leeds, UK, R.E. Goodman University of California at Berkeley, Berkeley, CA, USA, B.C. Haimson University of Wisconsin at Madison, Madison, WI, USA, Y.H. Hatzor Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Beer-Sheva, Israel, L. Jing KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden, P.R. La Pointe Golder Associates Ltd, Redmond, WA, USA, C.D. Martin , K.-B. Min Seoul National University (SNU), Seoul, South Korea, Y.H. Ohnishi Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan, F. Ouchterlony Swedish Rock Engineering Research, Stockholm, Sweden, W.G. Pariseau University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT, USA, C.M. Sayers Schlumberger Limited, Houston, TX, USA, J. Shao Université des Sciences et Technologies de Lille (Lille I), Villeneuve d'Ascq, France, H. Sonmez Hacettepe University, Beytepe-Ankara, Turkey, O. Stephansson KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Potsdam, Germany, C.A. Tang Northeastern University, Shenyang, China, J. Zhao École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Lausanne, Switzerland
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