Main milestones in the ISRM Commission on Rock Dynamics and the RocDyn Conference Series
Workshop on Rock Dynamics at the 4th Asian Rock Mechanics Symposium in Singapore.
Approval of ISRM Commission on Rock Dynamics, with Yingxin ZHOU as its first president.
In June 2009, Prof Jian ZHAO hosted the 1st ISRM Workshop on Rock Dynamics, at EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland. The 2-day workshop brought together 35 participants from 13 countries and included 18 presentations. The workshop presentations also formed the basis for an edited book on rock dynamics. It was at this workshop that discussions took place on drafting ISRM Suggested Methods for Rock Dynamic Testing.
In December 2010, Prof Haibo Li hosted the 2nd ISRM Workshop on Rock Dynamics at the Wuhan Institute of Rock and Soil Mechanics in Wuhan, China. This workshop focused on the proposed “Suggested Methods for Determining the Dynamic Strength Parameters and Fracture Toughness of Rock Materials”
Publication of the edited book,Advances in Rock Dynamics and Applications (eds, Y ZHOU & J Zhao), CRC Press
Publication of the ISRM Suggested methods for determining the dynamic strength parameters and mode-I fracture toughness of rock materials, International Journal of Rock Mechanics & Mining Sciences 49 (2012) 105–112. These were the first ISRM Suggested Methods for dynamic strength testing of rock.
RocDyn-1: State of the Art
The first International Conference on Rock Dynamics and Applications was held in Lausanne, Switzerland. RocDyn-1 was organised by the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology at Lausanne (EPFL), with Jian ZHAO as conference chair.
RocDyn-2: From Research to Engineering
The 2nd International Conference on Rock Dynamics and Applications was held in Suzhou, China. RocDyn-2 was organised by the Wuhan Institute of Rock and Soil Mechanics, with Haibo LI & Jianchun LI as conference chairs.
RocDyn-3: Experiments, Theories, and Applications
The 3rd International Conference on Rock Dynamics and Applications was held in Trondheim, Norway. RocDyn-3 was organised by the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Norway, and the University of Oulu, Finland, with Chunlin LI, Kristoffer Vik-Langlie, and Zongxian ZHANG as conference chairs.
RocDyn-4: Progress and Outlook
The 4th International Conference on Rock Dynamics and Applications will be held in Xuzhou, China. RocDyn-4 will be organised by the China University of Mining and Technology, with Yingxin ZHOU and Xiaozhao LI as conference chairs. We invite you to join us and continue the story of RocDyn . . .