International Journal of Rock Mechanics and Mining Sciences

(The TQCC of International Journal of Rock Mechanics and Mining Sciences is 16. The table below lists those papers that are above that threshold based on CrossRef citation counts [max. 250 papers]. The publications cover those that have been published in the past four years, i.e., from 2020-06-01 to 2024-06-01.)
Experimental study on acoustic emission (AE) characteristics and crack classification during rock fracture in several basic lab tests259
Shear-related roughness classification and strength model of natural rock joint based on fuzzy comprehensive evaluation146
Experimental study on the effect of strain rate on rock acoustic emission characteristics129
Coupled seepage-damage effect in fractured rock masses: model development and a case study124
Strength-weakening effect and shear-tension failure mode transformation mechanism of rockburst for fine-grained granite under triaxial unloading compression122
Developing a hybrid model of Jaya algorithm-based extreme gradient boosting machine to estimate blast-induced ground vibrations117
A physical modeling-based study on the control mechanisms of Negative Poisson's ratio anchor cable on the stratified toppling deformation of anti-inclined slopes117
Experimental study and discrete element method modeling of compression and permeability behaviors of weakly anisotropic sandstones112
Experimental study of stress wave propagation and energy characteristics across rock specimens containing cemented mortar joint with various thicknesses108
Crack coalescence in rock-like specimens with two dissimilar layers and pre-existing double parallel joints under uniaxial compression95
A new method for determining the crack classification criterion in acoustic emission parameter analysis93
In-situ test and bolt-grouting design evaluation method of underground engineering based on digital drilling87
Study on very long-term creep tests and nonlinear creep-damage constitutive model of salt rock84
Analysis of energy dissipation and crack evolution law of sandstone under impact load81
Experimental study of the precursor information of the water inrush in shield tunnels due to the proximity of a water-filled cave81
Water-induced variations in dynamic behavior and failure characteristics of sandstone subjected to simulated geo-stress81
Failure mechanism of non-persistent jointed rock-like specimens under uniaxial loading: Laboratory testing81
Failure properties of cubic granite, marble, and sandstone specimens under true triaxial stress80
Damage progression and acoustic emission in brittle failure of granite and sandstone78
Automated extraction and evaluation of fracture trace maps from rock tunnel face images via deep learning78
Experimental study on rock mechanical behavior retaining the in situ geological conditions at different depths77
A FDEM-based 2D coupled thermal-hydro-mechanical model for multiphysical simulation of rock fracturing74
Effect of liquid nitrogen cooling on mechanical characteristics and fracture morphology of layer coal under Brazilian splitting test73
Cracking mechanism and strength criteria evaluation of granite affected by intermediate principal stresses subjected to unloading stress state72
Mechanical behavior of marble exposed to freeze-thaw-fatigue loading72
Changes in the structure and mechanical properties of a typical coal induced by water immersion71
Effect of water content on the failure pattern and acoustic emission characteristics of red sandstone70
Energy evolution of brittle granite under different loading rates68
Acoustic emission characteristics of gabbro after microwave heating67
Effects of dynamic strain rate on the energy dissipation and fragment characteristics of cross-fissured rocks67
Seepage channel development in the crown pillar: Insights from induced microseismicity67
Evolutions of the unfrozen water content of saturated sandstones during freezing process and the freeze-induced damage characteristics61
Volumetric deformation and damage evolution of Tibet interbedded skarn under multistage constant-amplitude-cyclic loading61
Effect of thermal cycling-dependent cracks on physical and mechanical properties of granite for enhanced geothermal system59
Infrared radiation characteristics and fracture precursor information extraction of loaded sandstone samples with varying moisture contents59
Effects of prior cyclic loading damage on failure characteristics of sandstone under true-triaxial unloading conditions57
Evolution of the mechanical and strength parameters of hard rocks in the true triaxial cyclic loading and unloading tests57
Mechanical property deterioration characteristics and a new constitutive model for rocks subjected to freeze-thaw weathering process56
Discing behavior and mechanism of cores extracted from Songke-2 well at depths below 4,500 m55
Development and application of UAV-SfM photogrammetry for quantitative characterization of rock mass discontinuities55
Modelling fluid injection-induced fracture activation, damage growth, seismicity occurrence and connectivity change in naturally fractured rocks55
Three-dimensional tunnel face extrusion and reinforcement effects of underground excavations in deep rock masses53
True triaxial strength and failure characteristics of cubic coal and sandstone under different loading paths52
Modeling coupled gas flow and geomechanics process in stimulated coal seam by hydraulic flushing52
The position of hydraulic fracturing to initiate vertical fractures in hard hanging roof for stress relief51
An experimental study on fracture evolution mechanism of a non-persistent jointed rock mass with various anchorage effects by DSCM, AE and X-ray CT observations51
The strength characteristics and progressive failure mechanism of soft rock-coal combination samples with consideration given to interface effects51
Acoustic emission uncovers thermal damage evolution of rock48
Experimental results of blast-induced cracking fractal characteristics and propagation behavior in deep rock mass48
Hydromechanical bond-based peridynamic model for pressurized and fluid-driven fracturing processes in fissured porous rocks48
Experimental study on the softening effect and mechanism of anthracite with CO2 injection47
New criterion for the spalling failure of deep rock engineering based on energy release46
Experimental study on wave propagation through granite after high-temperature treatment46
Permeability evolution of coal subjected to triaxial compression based on in-situ nuclear magnetic resonance46
Asynchronous difference in dynamic characteristics of adsorption swelling and mechanical compression of coal: Modeling and experiments45
Experimental investigation of anisotropic fatigue characteristics of shale under uniaxial cyclic loading45
Effects of loading rate on the compound dynamic disaster in deep underground coal mine under true triaxial stress45
High-intensity longwall mining-induced ground subsidence in Shendong coalfield, China44
Dynamic loading induced by the instability of voussoir beam structure during mining below the slope44
Experimental investigation on the crack propagation behaviors of sandstone under different loading and unloading conditions44
Deformation characteristics of a roadway in steeply inclined formations and its improved support43
Mechanical properties of granite under real-time high temperature and three-dimensional stress43
Field experiment on directional roof presplitting for pressure relief of retained roadways43
Effects of axial pre-force and loading rate on Mode I fracture behavior of granite42
Theoretical damage characterisation and damage evolution process of intact rocks based on linear energy dissipation law under uniaxial compression42
Numerical study of stability of mining roadways with 6.0-m section coal pillars under influence of repeated mining42
Heat transfer in a 3D rough rock fracture with heterogeneous apertures42
Numerical investigation on crack development and energy evolution of stressed coal-rock combination40
A combined “ground support-rock modification-destressing” strategy for 1000-m deep roadways in extreme squeezing ground condition40
A new large strain approach for predicting tunnel deformation in strain-softening rock mass based on the generalized Zhang-Zhu strength criterion40
A three-dimensional coupled thermo-hydro-mechanical numerical model with partially bridging multi-stage contact fractures in horizontal-well enhanced geothermal system40
Grain-scale failure mechanism of porous sandstone: An experimental and numerical FDEM study of the Brazilian Tensile Strength test using CT-Scan microstructure40
Deterioration of non-persistent rock joints: A focus on impact of freeze–thaw cycles40
Behavior of transversely isotropic shale observed in triaxial tests and Brazilian disc tests40
Drawing mechanism of fractured top coal in longwall top coal caving39
Microstructural variations and damage evolvement of salt rock under cyclic loading39
Explosion propagation and characteristics of rock damage in decoupled charge blasting based on computed tomography scanning39
Gas-driven rapid fracture propagation under unloading conditions in coal and gas outbursts39
Empty region identification method and experimental verification for the two-dimensional complex structure39
Evaluation of water saturation effect on mechanical properties and hydraulic fracturing behavior of granite39
Size and spatial fractal distributions of coal fracture networks under different mining-induced stress conditions38
Mechanical properties and energy characteristics of coal at different depths under cyclic triaxial loading and unloading38
Modelling of dynamic rock fracture process using the finite-discrete element method with a novel and efficient contact activation scheme38
Characteristics of stratum movement induced by downward longwall mining activities in middle-distance multi-seam38
Experimental and numerical investigation of laser-induced rock damage and the implications for laser-assisted rock cutting38
Influence of substrate properties and interfacial roughness on static and dynamic tensile behaviour of rock-shotcrete interface from macro and micro views37
Effect of frequency during cyclic hydraulic fracturing and the process of fracture development in laboratory experiments37
A visual experimental study on proppants transport in rough vertical fractures37
Grain size heterogeneity controls strengthening to weakening of granite over high-temperature treatment37
Experimental investigations of pressure stimulated currents from stressed sandstone used as precursors to rock fracture37
Real-time characterization of the grouting diffusion process in fractured sandstone based on the low-field nuclear magnetic resonance technique37
Experimental analysis of progressive failure behavior of rock tunnel with a fault zone using non-contact DIC technique37
Mechanical, acoustic, and fracture behaviors of yellow sandstone specimens under triaxial monotonic and cyclic loading36
Long-term mechanical and acoustic emission characteristics of creep in deeply buried jinping marble considering excavation disturbance36
Permeability evolution and crack characteristics in granite under treatment at high temperature36
Anisotropic failure behaviour and breakdown pressure interpretation of hydraulic fracturing experiments on shale36
Uncertainty investigation for the classification of rock micro-fracture types using acoustic emission parameters35
Multiphysics study of microwave irradiation effects on rock breakage system35
Model experimental study on the effects of in situ stresses on pre-splitting blasting damage and strain development35
Study on the effect of micro-geometric heterogeneity on mechanical properties of brittle rock using a grain-based discrete element method coupling with the cohesive zone model35
Influence of repeated heating on physical-mechanical properties and damage evolution of granite35
A constitutive model for modified cable bolts exhibiting cone shaped failure mode35
Non-Darcian flow effect on discharge into a tunnel in karst aquifers34
Fluid-driven micro-cracking behaviour of crystalline rock using a coupled hydro-grain-based discrete element method34
Mechanical anisotropy of coal under coupled biaxial static and dynamic loads33
An experimental study of infrared radiation characteristics of sandstone in dilatancy process33
Post-peak Stress–Strain curves of brittle hard rocks under axial-strain-controlled loading33
A new anisotropic coal permeability model under the influence of stress, gas sorption and temperature: Development and verification33
Micro-mechanism of brittle creep in saturated sandstone and its mechanical behavior after creep damage32
Geomechanics model test research on automatically formed roadway by roof cutting and pressure releasing32
3D continuum-discrete coupled modelling of triaxial Hopkinson bar tests on rock under multiaxial static-dynamic loads32
Multiscale elastic anisotropy of a shale characterized by cross-scale big data nanoindentation31
A deep learning approach for rock fragmentation analysis31
Instantaneous expansion with a single fracture: A new directional rock-breaking technology for roof cutting31
Anisotropic characteristics of acoustic emission and the corresponding multifractal spectrum during progressive failure of shale under cyclic loading31
Mechanical properties and binary-medium constitutive model for semi-through jointed mudstone samples31
Theoretical models for simulating the failure range and stability of inclined floor strata induced by mining and hydraulic pressure31
A new protective destressing technique in underground hard coal mining30
Experimental investigation of the influence of dry-wet, freeze-thaw and water immersion treatments on the mechanical strength of the clay-bearing green sandstone30
Numerical study of thermo-hydro-mechanical responses of in situ heating test with phase-field model30
The influence of immersed water level on the short- and long-term mechanical behavior of sandstone30
Stress wave superposition effect and crack initiation mechanism between two adjacent boreholes30
A new stress-damage-flow coupling model and the damage characterization of raw coal under loading and unloading conditions30
Seepage characteristics of chemical grout flow in porous sandstone with a fracture under different temperature conditions: An NMR based experimental investigation30
Multi-source data driven method for assessing the rock mass quality of a NATM tunnel face via hybrid ensemble learning models29
Imaging opening-mode fracture in sandstone under three-point bending: A direct identification of the fracture process zone and traction-free crack based on cohesive zone model29
Feature extraction, recognition, and classification of acoustic emission waveform signal of coal rock sample under uniaxial compression29
Experimental study on the influence of prefabricated fissure size on the directional propagation law of rock type-I crack29
Roof-cutting and energy-absorbing method for dynamic disaster control in deep coal mine28
Mechanical properties of rock salt under combined creep and fatigue28
Heating characteristics of igneous rock-forming minerals under microwave irradiation27
Effects of thermally-induced cracks on acoustic emission characteristics of granite under tensile conditions27
Experimental and numerical investigations on crack development and mechanical behavior of marble under uniaxial cyclic loading compression27
A reliable numerical analysis for large-scale modelling of a high-level radioactive waste repository in the Callovo-Oxfordian claystone27
Location error based seismic cluster analysis and its application to burst damage assessment in underground coal mines27
Experimental investigation of failure process and characteristics in circular tunnels under different stress states and internal unloading conditions27
Slip behavior of rough rock discontinuity under high velocity impact: Experiments and models27
Predicting of land surface uplift caused by the flooding of underground coal mines – A case study27
Determining Young's modulus of granite using accurate grain-based modeling with microscale rock mechanical experiments27
Effect of water on sandstone's fracture toughness and frictional parameters: Brittle strength constraints27
Laboratory hydraulic stimulation experiments to investigate the interaction between newly formed and preexisting fractures26
Modeling study of cumulative damage effects and safety criterion of surrounding rock under multiple full-face blasting of a large cross-section tunnel26
Experimental study of the creep properties of coal considering initial damage26
A microwave fracturability index (MFI) of hard igneous rocks26
TOUGH-RFPA: Coupled thermal-hydraulic-mechanical Rock Failure Process Analysis with application to deep geothermal wells26
Stability analyses of side-exposed backfill considering mine depth and extraction of adjacent stope26
Integrated rockburst early warning model based on fuzzy comprehensive evaluation method26
A 3D thermo-hydro-mechanical coupling model for enhanced geothermal systems26
Studies of stress and displacement distribution and the evolution law during rock failure process based on acoustic emission and microseismic monitoring26
Understanding competing effect between sorption swelling and mechanical compression on coal matrix deformation and its permeability25
Study on dynamic shear deformation behaviors and test methodology of sawtooth-shaped rock joints under impact load25
A novel rockbolt formulation for a GPU-accelerated, finite-discrete element method code and its application to underground excavations25
Microwave fracturing of water-bearing sandstones: Heating characteristics and bursting25
Experimental study of rock fragmentation under different stemming conditions in model blasting25
A novel GPGPU-parallelized contact detection algorithm for combined finite-discrete element method25
Laboratory characterization of cyclic hydraulic fracturing for deep shale application in Southwest China25
In-situ digital profiling of soil to rock strength from drilling process monitoring of 200 m deep drillhole in loess ground25
A novel test device for the direct measurement of tensile strength of rock using ring shape sample25
Fracture mechanism and energy evolution of sandstone with a circular inclusion24
Damage monitoring in rock specimens with pre-existing flaws by non-linear ultrasonic waves and digital image correlation24
Damage constitutive model of brittle rock under uniaxial compression based on linear energy dissipation law24
Mechanical model for the calculation of stress distribution on fault surface during the underground coal seam mining24
Tunneling in heterogeneous rock masses with a block-in-matrix fabric24
Applicability of energy-absorbing support system for rockburst prevention in underground roadways24
Anisotropic deformability and strength of slate from NW-Spain24
Dynamic mechanical characteristic and fracture evolution mechanism of deep roadway sandstone containing weakly filled joints with various angles24
Verifying discontinuous deformation analysis simulations of the jointed rock mass behavior of shallow twin mountain tunnels24
Effect of microwave radiation on mechanical behaviors of tight fine sandstone subjected to true triaxial stress24
Evaluation of energy storage and release potentials of highly stressed rock pillar from rockburst control perspectives24
Assessing the stability of high-level pillars in deeply-buried metal mines stabilized using cemented backfill24
An experimental investigation of the effect of long-term, time-dependent proppant embedment on fracture permeability and fracture aperture reduction23
A study on the energy sources and the role of the surrounding rock mass in strain burst23
Permeability prediction for porous sandstone using digital twin modeling technology and Lattice Boltzmann method23
Cracking mechanisms of a medium-grained granite under mixed-mode I-II loading illuminated by acoustic emission23
Nano-scale mechanical properties of constituent minerals in shales investigated by combined nanoindentation statistical analyses and SEM-EDS-XRD techniques23
A comprehensive underground excavation design (CUED) methodology for geotechnical engineering design of deep underground mining and tunneling23
Investigation on the key techniques and application of the new-generation automatically formed roadway without coal pillars by roof cutting23
Ground response of entries driven adjacent to a retreating longwall panel23
Damage evolution of rock salt under multilevel amplitude creep–fatigue loading with acoustic emission monitoring23
Rockburst prediction and analysis of activity characteristics within surrounding rock based on microseismic monitoring and numerical simulation23
Coupled multiscale-modeling of microwave-heating-induced fracturing in shales23
Numerical simulation based approach for assessment of blast induced deformation pattern in slot raise excavation22
The propagation and interaction of cracks under freeze-thaw cycling in rock-like material22
Assessing the mechanical performance of different cable bolts based on design of experiments techniques and analysis of variance22
Numerical investigation into impacts of major fault on coal burst in longwall mining – A case study22
Deformation and stability of a discontinuity-controlled rock slope at Dagangshan hydropower station using three-dimensional discontinuous deformation analysis22
Numerical analysis of different fracturing mechanisms between supercritical CO2 and water-based fracturing fluids22
Anisotropic mechanical behaviour of columnar jointed rock masses subjected to cyclic loading: An experimental investigation22
Numerical analysis of dual porosity coupled thermo-hydro-mechanical behaviour during CO2 sequestration in coal22
An international model comparison study of controlled fault activation experiments in argillaceous claystone at the Mont Terri Laboratory22
Effective evaluation of deep-hole blasting for controlling strong tremors induced by deep coal mining-A case study22
Upscaling THM modeling from small-scale to full-scale in-situ experiments in the Callovo-Oxfordian claystone22
Size effect and other effects on mode I fracture toughness using two testing methods22
A shear strength model for anisotropic blocky rock masses with persistent joints22
Modelling of thermo-mechanical effects in a rock quarry wall induced by near-surface temperature fluctuations22
A comprehensive study on ring shape specimens under compressive and tensile loadings for covering the full range of I+II fracture modes of gypsum material22
Study on the mechanism of displacement mutation for jointed rock slopes during blasting excavation22
A new method for constructing finite difference model of soil-rock mixture slope and its stability analysis22
Experimental investigation on infrared radiation features of fracturing process in jointed rock under concentrated load22
Dynamic failure behavior of Jinping marble under various preloading conditions corresponding to different depths22
Injection-induced slip heterogeneity on faults in shale reservoirs21
The role of porosity in the dynamic disturbance resistance of water-saturated coal21
A combined approach for estimating horizontal principal stress magnitudes from borehole breakout data via artificial neural network and rock failure criterion21
Study on the mechanism of a new fully mechanical mining method for extremely thick coal seam21
Experimental investigations of static mechanical properties and failure characteristics of damaged diorite after dynamic triaxial compression21
Experimental investigation of rock strength using indentation test and point load test21
In-situ direct shear test and numerical simulation of slate structural planes with thick muddy interlayer along bedding slope21
The in situ stress field and microscale controlling factors in the Ordos Basin, central China21
Feasibility of constructing a full-scale radioactive high-level waste disposal cell and characterization of its thermo-hydro-mechanical behavior21
An experimental investigation on tensile fracturing of brittle rocks by considering the effect of grain size and mineralogical composition21
A wing-crack extension model for tensile response of saturated rocks under coupled static-dynamic loading21
A geomechanical method for predicting the height of a water-flowing fractured zone in a layered overburden of longwall coal mining21
Dynamic response of existing tunnel under cylindrical unloading wave21
Effects of inherent spatial variability of rock properties on the thermo-hydro-mechanical responses of a high-level radioactive waste repository21
An analysis of the meso-structural damage evolution of coal using X-ray CT and a gray-scale level co-occurrence matrix method21
Experimental study on influence of host rock strength on shear performance of Micro-NPR steel bolted rock joints21
Failure in rock with intersecting rough joints under uniaxial compression21
Numerical simulation of fracture propagation in freezing rocks using the extended finite element method (XFEM)20
Investigation of the efficiency of longwall top coal caving method applied by forming a face in horizontal thickness of the seam in steeply inclined thick coal seams by using a physical model20
Roof fall hazard assessment with the use of artificial neural network20
Hydromechanical insight of fracture opening and closure during in-situ hydraulic fracturing in crystalline rock20
Effects of grain size distributions on the macro-mechanical behavior of rock salt using micro-based multiscale methods20
Experimental and theoretical investigation of coupled damage of rock under combined disturbance20
Numerical analysis of the stability of arched sill mats made of cemented backfill20
Time-dependent solution for non-circular tunnels considering the elasto-viscoplastic rockmass20
Coupled numerical approach combining X-FEM and the embedded discrete fracture method for the fluid-driven fracture propagation process in porous media20
Damage mechanism and heat transfer characteristics of limestone after thermal shock cycle treatments based on geothermal development20
Estimating the long-term strength and time-to-failure of brittle rocks from laboratory testing20
Effects of geo-stress on the dynamic response of multi-physical field parameters during coal and gas outbursts under true triaxial stress20
Modeling of fluid injection-induced fault reactivation using coupled fluid flow and mechanical interface model20
The study of water-resistant key strata stability detected by optic fiber sensing in shallow-buried coal seam20
Key factors analysis and constitutive equation modification of a macro-NPR bolt for achieving high constant resistance and large deformation characteristics20
Modelling real particle shape in DEM: a comparison of two methods with application to railway ballast20
Development and application of cutterhead vibration monitoring system for TBM tunnelling19
A fully automatic-image-based approach to quantifying the geological strength index of underground rock mass19
Thermal damage effect on the thermal conductivity inhomogeneity of granite19
Experimental investigation of water sensitivity effects on microscale mechanical behavior of shale19
A novel approach for fracture skeleton extraction from rock surface images19
An auto-detection network to provide an automated real-time early warning of rock engineering hazards using microseismic monitoring19
Intelligent modeling of blast-induced rock movement prediction using dimensional analysis and optimized artificial neural network technique19
A new modification to the Kuz-Ram model using the fragment size predicted by image analysis19
Coupled hydro-mechanical modelling of dilatancy controlled gas flow and gas induced fracturing in saturated claystone19
A modified rock mass classification system for TBM tunnels and tunneling based on the HC method of China19
Prediction of rock abrasivity and hardness from mineral composition19
Fracturing mechanisms and deformation characteristics of rock surrounding the gate during gob-side entry retention through roof pre-fracturing19
Thermal effect on permeability in a single granite fracture: Experiment and theoretical model19
A rate- and pressure-dependent damage-plasticity constitutive model for rock19
Quantifying fatigue-damage and failure-precursors using ultrasonic coda wave interferometry19
Resistance behavior of Constant-Resistance-Large-Deformation bolt considering surrounding rock pressure18
Risk assessment approach for rockfall hazards in steeply dipping coal seams18