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International Society for Rock Mechanics (India)


Activities

With a view to make aware the engineers/geologists about the latest development in the field of Rock Mechanics, the International Society for Rock Mechanics (India) and the Central Board of Irrigation & Power (CBIP) organised a Workshop on “Rock Mechanics and Tunneling Techniques” at Hotel Holiday Inn, Manali (H.P.) during 24-26 April 2008.

More than 100 delegates participated in the workshop. The workshop was sponsored by AD Hydro Power Limited and was supported by Tunnelling Association of India.

The workshop was inaugurated by Shri B.P. Khare, CAO, Northern Railway. The inaugural session was presided over Shri Sharad Kumar, Associate Vice President, A.D. Hydro Power Limited. Dr. K.G. Sharma, Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, IIT Delhi and President, ISRM (India), presented a brief report on the activities of ISRM and ISRM (India) during the inaugural session.

15 Papers/case studies on the following topics were presented and discussed during the workshop
     
  • Characterisation of Rocks and Rock Masses


  • Rock Mass Classification: Application in Engineering Projects


  • Presentation of Geological Data


  • Measurement of Ground Stress and Its Use in Rock Engineering


  • Design of Tunnels and Rock Support


  • Stability Analysis and Rock Slope Design


  • Design of Rock Foundations


  • Planning and Investigation, including Geological Studies for Dams and Underground Openings


  • Rock Mass Improvement


  • Instrumentation Performance


  • Tunnelling Techniques Using Modern Equipment


The workshop concluded with panel discussions under the Chairmanship of Prof. T. Ramamurthy, Former Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, IIT Delhi.

The participants visited AD Hydro Power Project and Parbati H.E. Project Stage-III on 25th and 26th April 2008, respectively. The visits were sponsored by A D Hydro Power Limited and NHPC Limited, respectively.


Recent Publications

The International Society for Rock Mechanics (India) and the Central Board of Irrigation & Power (CBIP) organised a Workshop on Rock Mechanics and Tunneling Techniques at Manali (H.P.) during 24-26 April 2008.

The proceedings of the workshop contains 14 invited lectures/case studies, on the following topics:

      
  • Characterisation of Rocks and Rock Masses


  • Rock Mass Classification: Application in Engineering Projects


  • Presentation of Geological Data


  • Measurement of Ground Stress and Its Use in Rock Engineering


  • Design of Tunnels and Rock Support


  • Stability Analysis and Rock Slope Design


  • Design of Rock Foundations


  • Planning and Investigation, including Geological Studies for Dams and Underground Openings


  • Rock Mass Improvement


  • Instrumentation Performance


  • Tunnelling Techniques Using Modern Equipment


The proceedings will be very informative and useful reference to the concerned agencies/individuals. It is priced at Indian Rs. 600/US$ 60 and can be purchased by payment through demand draft/cheque payable at par, drawn in favour of “The Committee of International Society for Rock Mechanics”, payable at New Delhi.

The members of International Society for Rock Mechanics (ISRM) and International Tunnelling Association (ITA) will be offered 10% discount on the sale price.


NEWS LETTER

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FORTHCOMING ACTIVITIES

ISRM International Symposium 2010 and 6th Asian Rock Mechanics Symposium “ADVANCES IN ROCK ENGINEERING”, 23-27 October, 2010, New Delhi, India

Themes

Testing and Modelling of Rocks & Rock Masses

  • Laboratory and Field Testing
  • Physical Modelling
  • Constitutive Modelling
  • Site Investigation

Slope Stability: Analysis & Design

  • Natural Slopes
  • Landslides
  • Surface Excavations

Foundations
  • Dams
  • Other Large Structures

Underground Structures: Analysis, Design & Construction

  • Tunnels & Caverns
  • Energy Storage
  • Nuclear Waste Storage

Artificial Intelligence

  • Neural Networks
  • Expert Systems
  • Risk Analysis
  • Data-mining

Flow and Contaminant Transport

  • Seepage
  • Contaminant Transport
  • Fractured Media

Rock Dynamics

  • Rock Bursting
  • Rock Blasting & Fragmentation
  • Modelling of Dynamic Phenomena in Rock

Case Histories

  • Performance Evaluation
  • Forensic Studies
  • Back Analysis- Pre-failure & Failure

Techniques for Improvement of Quality of Rock Mass

Instrumentation and Monitoring


Call for Papers

All concerned wishing to present paper(s) on one or more of the above-mentioned themes/allied themes are requested to send the synopsis(es) of their proposed paper(s) in about 800-850 words, typed in double space, on A4 size (210 mm x 297 mm) paper, in English to the Symposium secretariat.

Only original contributions that have not been published, or presented at other events, need be submitted.

Synopsis should contain:

  • A descriptive but brief title
  • Name(s) and affiliation(s) of the author(s)
  • Address for correspondence (including FAX No. and e-mail address)
  • Detailed information about the contents and conclusions of the paper.


Dates to Remember:

  Deadline for submission of synopses   31 December 2009
  Notification of acceptance of synopses   31 March 2010
  Submission of full texts of the accepted presentations   31 July 2010


Registration

The registration fee payable by the delegates, including authors of papers, for participation in the Symposium is as follows:

  ISRM members   Non-members   Students   Accompanying
persons  
  Delegates/Authors
  from India
Indian Rs. 8,000 Indian Rs. 10,000 Indian Rs. 5000 Indian Rs. 4000
  Delegates/Authors
  from other countries
US$ 600 US$ 750 US$ 300 US$ 250


Symposium Secretariat

Central Board of Irrigation & Power
Malcha Marg, Chanakyapuri
New Delhi 110 021, India


Contact Person:
Mr. V.K. Kanjlia, Member Secretary, Indian National Group of ISRM


Phone :       +91-11- 2611 5984/2688 2866/2410 1591
Fax      :       +91-11- 2611 6347
E-mail :        uday@cbip.org ;  cbip@cbip.org
Web    :        www.isrm.net



Associated Bodies
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World Water Council International Society for Rock Mechanics (INDIA) AITES World Tunnel Congress International Association on Electricity Generation, Transmission and Distribution International Geosynthetics Society (India). Society of Power Engineers (India) International Council on Large Electric Systems International Association for Small Hydro International Water Resources Association International Commission on Large Dams