Rock Burst Mechanics: Insight from Physical and Mathematical Modelling


  • J. Vacek
  • J. Vacek
  • J. Chocholoušová



rock burst, bump, mining, rock mechanics, mathematical and physical modelling


Rock burst processes in mines are studied by many groups active in the field of geomechanics. Physical and mathematical modelling can be used to better understand the phenomena and mechanisms involved in the bursts. In the present paper we describe both physical and mathematical models of a rock burst occurring in a gallery of a coal mine.For rock bursts (also called bumps) to occur, the rock has to possess certain particular rock burst properties leading to accumulation of energy and the potential to release this energy. Such materials may be brittle, or the rock burst may arise at the interfacial zones of two parts of the rock, which have principally different material properties (e.g. in the Poíbram uranium mines).The solution is based on experimental and mathematical modelling. These two methods have to allow the problem to be studied on the basis of three presumptions:· the solution must be time dependent,· the solution must allow the creation of cracks in the rock mass,· the solution must allow an extrusion of rock into an open space (bump effect). 


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Author Biographies

J. Vacek

J. Vacek

J. Chocholoušová




How to Cite

Vacek, J., Vacek, J., & Chocholoušová, J. (2008). Rock Burst Mechanics: Insight from Physical and Mathematical Modelling. Acta Polytechnica, 48(6).