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Investigation into the Fracturing Process of Intact Rocks under various Stress Conditions

posted on 2023-11-17, 03:53 authored by BABAK KHADIVIBOROUJENI
With the increasing demand for mineral resources and consumption of shallow resources, mining activities are shifting towards deep underground operations. A thorough understanding of rock behaviour and fracture process in such environments is crucial for the safe and sustainable design of underground constructions. This thesis advances the current understanding of brittle failure through analytical-experimental studies on brittle rocks. The outcomes of this research contribute to the effective management of risks associated with brittle fracturing in engineering practice, and the establishment of a hierarchy of controls to mitigate safety hazards.


Campus location


Principal supervisor

Hossein Masoumi

Additional supervisor 1

Amin Heidarpour

Additional supervisor 2

Russell Frith

Year of Award


Department, School or Centre

Civil Engineering


Doctor of Philosophy

Degree Type



Faculty of Engineering