Prevention and control of geological hazards in deep underground engineering

Published 12 April, 2023


As underground engineering projects reach deeper levels, geotechnical and mining practitioners have become increasingly concerned with the emergence of geological hazards like rockbursts, slabbing and zonal fracturing during their operations. All these hazards are triggered when deep excavation is disturbed in the engineering process. To address these situations, researchers are devoting more attention to its source—including mechanisms of occurrence, prediction practices, monitoring systems and early warning technologies, as well as preventive and control techniques.

This special issues invites original research articles and reviews on the latest developments in geological hazards and their prevention and control in deep subterranean engineering, such as theoretical analyses, laboratory experiments, numerical simulations and the development of field observation instruments alongside early warning methods.

Topics covered:

Potential subject areas include, but are not limited to:

  • Advances in triggering mechanisms of geological hazards in deep underground engineering
  • Laboratory experiments or numerical simulations on rockbursts, slabbing, and zonal fracturing
  • Development of deep rock mass stability and energy theory
  • Development of prediction methods for dynamic failure of deep rock masses
  • Field monitoring and early warning techniques and their applications to prevent geological hazards in deep underground engineering
  • Case studies of engineering geological disasters

Important Deadlines:

  • Deadline for submission of full papers: 31 October 2023
  • Notification to authors: 31 December 2023

Submission Instructions:

Please read the Guide for Authors before submitting. All articles should be submitted online. Please select Deep-Eng-Geo-Hazards on submission. All submissions will undergo a regular peer-review process. If the manuscript is accepted, the article will be published open access with no fee payable by the author.

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