Trondheim Landscape

Invitation & News

  • Decisions made on all submitted abstracts have been sent to authors. In case of any queries, please email secretariat to Remember to submit your full papers by 1 January 2018.
  • By the deadline of abstract submission 134 abstracts are received with 1/3 on laboratory tests, analytical and numerical studies, 1/3 on rockburst, underground dynamic loading and dynamic rock support, and 1/3 on the other themes.

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The Third International Conference on Rock Dynamics and Applications (RocDyn-3) will be held on 25-29 June 2018 in Trondheim, Norway. It is a specialized conference supported by the ISRM –International Society for Rock Mechanics and the NBG – the Norwegian National Group of Rock Mechanics.

Rock dynamics deals with the mechanical behavior of rock materials and rock masses subjected to dynamic loading. The topics include the propagation of stress waves, the stability of mining slopes, tunnels and underground caverns, rockbursts, the behavior of ground support elements and systems, rock blasting, percussive drilling, earthquake-induced damages to rock structures and landslides, etc. RocDyn-3 will cover the recent developments of both on-site practices and laboratory and theoretical studies on the above topics. Rockburst and seismic management will be paid special attentions in the conference. Two special forums will be organized for open discussions on the topics of (1) Rockburst and Dynamic Rock Support, and (2) Dynamic Testing of Rock. Experienced on-site engineers and researchers in both mining engineering and civil tunneling are invited to attend the Forums for open discussion of commonly interested issues on these two topics.

Trondheim is the third largest city of Norway. It is the city of technology in Norway, which hosts the largest Norwegian University, NTNU – Norwegian University of Science and Technology, and many other research and development institutions.

RocDyn-3 organizers would like to welcome scientists, engineers and students involving in rock dynamic issues both in laboratory and on site to join us in Trondheim to share our knowledge on these topics.

Dr. Charlie C. Li, Co-Chair & Dr. Zongxian Zhang, Co-Chair

RocDyn-3 Organising Committee