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 environm

chapter 1|4 pages


ByYingxin Zhou, Jian Zhao

chapter 4|26 pages

Modified Hopkinson bar technologies applied to the high strain rate rock tests

ByEzio Cadoni, Carlo Albertini

chapter 5|20 pages

Wave shaping by special shaped striker in SHPB tests

ByXibing Li, Zilong Zhou, Deshun Liu, Yang Zou andTubingYin

chapter 6|18 pages

Laboratory compressive and tensile testing of rock dynamic properties

ByHaibo Li, Junru Li, Jian Zhao

chapter 7|20 pages

Penetration and perforation of rock targets by hard projectiles

ByChong Chiang Seah, Tore Børvik, Svein Remseth, Tso-Chien Pan

chapter 8|22 pages

Incubation time based fracture mechanics and optimization of energy input in the fracture process of rocks

ByYuri Petrov, Vladimir Bratov, GrigoryVolkov and Evgeny Dolmatov

chapter 9|22 pages

Discontinuous approaches of wave propagation across rock joints

ByXiaobao Zhao, Jianbo Zhu, Jungang Cai, Jian Zhao

chapter 13|30 pages

Discontinuum-based numerical modeling of rock dynamic fracturing and failure

ByTohid Kazerani, Jian Zhao

chapter 14|24 pages

Manifold and advanced numerical techniques for discontinuous dynamic computations

ByGaofeng Zhao, Gen-Hua Shi, Jian Zhao

chapter 15|78 pages

Earthquakes as a rock dynamic problem and their effects on rock engineering structures

ByÖmer Aydan, Yoshimi Ohta, Mitsuo Daido, Halil Kumsar, Melih Genıs¸, NaohikoTokashiki,Takashi Ito and Mehdi Amini

chapter 17|26 pages

Explosion loading and tunnel response

ByYingxin Zhou