ISRM Workshop in Zagreb 03. March 2016.

International Society for Rock Mechanics and Croatian Geotechnical Society organize

ISRM Workshop



Message from the ISRM President, Dr Eda Freitas de Quadros 
and the CGS President, Dr. Ivan Vrkljan >>>

Handouts of all the lectures can be seen at this link. Also each individual lecture can be reached on the separate link following the title of the lecture.

Some photographs made during the Workshop can be seen at this link.

Date: 3.03.2016.

Venue: Zagreb, University of Zagreb, Faculty of Mining, Geology and Petroleum Engineering Pierottijeva 6, Zagreb, Croatia

(Special prices for the attendees have been offered by the nearby Hotel Westin >>>)

There are no fees for this event, but an application was required.

Main sponsor:




Ro Tehnologija representatives up gf varazdin




Workshop programme:

Time Lecture
08:00-09:00 Registration
09:00-09:15 Opening ceremony
Rock mass/rock joints parameters relevant for designing
Chairman: Vojkan Jovičić, Slovenia
09:15-09:30 Eda Freitas de QuadrosBRAZIL
Hydraulic properties of rock masses – a short review.
09:30-09:45 Vladimir Anđelković, SERBIA
Modelling the shear deformability and shear strength at the concrete-rock mass interface.
09:45-10:00 Predrag Miščević, CROATIA
Some experience with soft rocks in Croatia.
10:00-10:15 Ildikó Buocz, HUNGARY
Laboratory determination of shear strength along rock joints; the behavior of Opalinus Claystone under constant normal loading.
10:15-10:30 Ákos Török, HUNGARY
A direct shear strength experiments along the discontinuities of Boda Claystone, the host rock of high-level radioactive waste, in Hungary.
10:30-10:45 Discussion
10:45-11:15 Coffee Break
In situ stress measurements
Critical review of laboratory and field tests
Back analysis in rock engineering
Chairman: Charlie Chunlin Li, Norway/Sweden
11:15-11:45 Nick Barton, U.K.
Will we agree on the testing and modelling of the shear strength of rock masses in the next 50 years?
11:45-12:00 Nataša Štambuk Cvitanović, CROATIA
Influence of specimen shape deviations on mechanical properties of limestone and similar rock.
12:00-12:15 Petr Konicek, CZECH REPUBLIC
In situ stress and its changes measurement in coal mining.
12:15-12:30 Larisa A. Nazarova, RUSSIA
Application of inverse problems in mining.
12:30-12:45 Vojkan Jovičić, SLOVENIA
Use of back analyses in tunnel construction on the example of tunnel Suhodol.
12:45-13:00 Discussion
13:00-14:15 Lunch
Rock engineering in Eurocode 7
Design methodology in rock engineering
Rock mechanics for mining and petroleum engineering
Chairman Petr Konicek, Czech Republic
14:15-14:30 Luís Lamas, PORTUGAL
Rock engineering and the Eurocode 7: main issues and the current process of revision.
14:30-14:45 Charlie Chunlin Li, NORWAY/SWEDEN,
Advances in underground rock support with focus on support elements and design principles.
14:45-15:00 William Joughin, SOUTH AFRICA
Risk based design of ground support.
15:00-15:15 Srđan Kostić, SERBIA
Application of statistical design for estimation of rock slope stability.
15:15-15:30 Sergio A.B. da Fontoura, BRAZIL
The contributions of rock mechanics to petroleum engineering.
15:30-15:45 Seokwon JeonKOREA
Assessment of subsidence hazard in abandoned mine areas.
15:45-16:00 Discussion
16:00-16:30 Coffee Break
Damages caused by natural phenomena
Case histories
Chairman: Ákos Török, Hungary
16:30-16:45 Norikazu Shimizu, JAPAN
Displacement monitoring approach using satellite technologies for risk management of natural disasters and maintenance of infrastructures.
16:45-17:00 Stuart ReadNEW ZEALAND 
Foundation leakage at Arapuni Dam, New Zealand – investigation and implementation of remediation measures.
17:00-17.15 Manchao He, CHINA
A new method for landslide prediction based on sliding force monitoring system.
17:15-17:30 Doug Stead, CANADA
Characterising brittle fracture in large landslides.
17:30-17:45 Jacopo Abbruzzese, SWITZERLAND
An approach for evaluating the effects of protection measures on rock fall hazard zoning for land use planning.
17:45-18:00 Sabid Zekan, BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA
Sliding causes and triggering machanisms at the Bogatići landslide.
18:00-18:15 Discussion
18:15-18:30 Closing ceremony
Charlie Chulin Li, Vice President for Europe
Ivan Vrkljan, Chairman of the ISRM Workshop, President of Croatian Geotechnical Society