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Computational Mechanics in Rock and Structural Engineering

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Numerical methods and models are important means to study structural and rock mechanics. Novel numerical analysis techniques can provide effective and reliable results for engineering disaster prediction. Beam, plate and shell structural components are widely used in practical engineering, such as curved beam bridge in structural engineering, masonry beam and arched shell models in mining engineering, wing plate in aerospace engineering, etc. One of the important foundations for preventing and controlling the structural major dynamic disasters is to master its vibration and stability performance. There is also a kind of typical engineering disasters in rock engineering, involving damage and fracture in rock, taking into account multi-physical fields coupling (thermal, hydro, mechanical, and chemical fields). This type of coupling is a crucial aspect in practical engineering for e.g. coal mining, oil and gas exploration, and civil engineering. Understanding the influencing mechanisms and preventing the disasters resulting from the complex damage and fracture evolution in rocks require reliable solutions.



The goal of this Research Topic is to review the novel methods concerning numerical models and analyses of rock and structural mechanics problems including new applications in related fields. The aim is to define the state-of-the-art of the subject and the recently proposed methods, as well as future directions of research in this area. Another goal, which is hoped to be beneficial for the community of rock and structural mechanics, is to connect the participants so that international collaborations can take place for advanced research and relevant applications.


The scope of this Research Topic covers, but is not limited to the following themes:

Computational Mechanics

Numerical Simulations

Structural Engineering Vibration and Stability Damage Identification

Earthquake Engineering

Rock Mechanics

Rock Engineering Damage and Fracture

Multi-physical Fields Coupling

Hydraulic Fracturing

Wellbore Stability

Mining Engineering


Keywords: Computational Mechanics; Numerical Simulations; Structural Engineering; Rock Engineering; Vibration and Stability; Damage and Fracture; Multi-physical Fields Coupling


Important Note: All contributions to this Research Topic must be within the scope of the section and journal to which they are submitted, as defined in their mission statements. Frontiers reserves the right to guide an out-of-scope manuscript to a more suitable section or journal at any stage of peer review.

Numerical methods and models are important means to study structural and rock mechanics. Novel numerical analysis techniques can provide effective and reliable results for engineering disaster prediction. Beam, plate and shell structural components are widely used in practical engineering, such as curved beam bridge in structural engineering, masonry beam and arched shell models in mining engineering, wing plate in aerospace engineering, etc. One of the important foundations for preventing and controlling the structural major dynamic disasters is to master its vibration and stability performance. There is also a kind of typical engineering disasters in rock engineering, involving damage and fracture in rock, taking into account multi-physical fields coupling (thermal, hydro, mechanical, and chemical fields). This type of coupling is a crucial aspect in practical engineering for e.g. coal mining, oil and gas exploration, and civil engineering. Understanding the influencing mechanisms and preventing the disasters resulting from the complex damage and fracture evolution in rocks require reliable solutions.



The goal of this Research Topic is to review the novel methods concerning numerical models and analyses of rock and structural mechanics problems including new applications in related fields. The aim is to define the state-of-the-art of the subject and the recently proposed methods, as well as future directions of research in this area. Another goal, which is hoped to be beneficial for the community of rock and structural mechanics, is to connect the participants so that international collaborations can take place for advanced research and relevant applications.


The scope of this Research Topic covers, but is not limited to the following themes:

Computational Mechanics

Numerical Simulations

Structural Engineering Vibration and Stability Damage Identification

Earthquake Engineering

Rock Mechanics

Rock Engineering Damage and Fracture

Multi-physical Fields Coupling

Hydraulic Fracturing

Wellbore Stability

Mining Engineering


Keywords: Computational Mechanics; Numerical Simulations; Structural Engineering; Rock Engineering; Vibration and Stability; Damage and Fracture; Multi-physical Fields Coupling


Important Note: All contributions to this Research Topic must be within the scope of the section and journal to which they are submitted, as defined in their mission statements. Frontiers reserves the right to guide an out-of-scope manuscript to a more suitable section or journal at any stage of peer review.

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16 May 2021 Abstract
13 September 2021 Manuscript

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13 September 2021 Manuscript

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