2017

JOURNAL PUBLICATIONS

Laboratory Determination of Rock Fracture Shear Stiffness Using Seismic Wave Propagation and Digital Image Correlation

Hedayat, A., & Walton, G. (2017). Geotechnical Testing Journal, 40(10), 92-106. http://compass.astm.org.

Monitoring the Response of a Sea Levee to Tidal Loading with Ambient Seismic Noise

Planes, T., Mooney, M.A., Rittgers, J.B., Kanning, W., & Draganov, D. (2017). Journal of Applied Geophysics, 138, 255-263. http://www.infona.pl.

Post-Yield Strength and Dilatancy Evolution across the Brittle-Ductile Transition in Indiana Limestone (PDF)

Walton, G., Hedayat, A., Kim, E., & Labrie, D. (2017). Rock Mechanics and Rock Engineering, 7, 1-20. http://www.springerprofessional.de.

Study of the Correlation between Specific Energy of Cutting and Physical Properties of Rock and Prediction of Excavation Rate for Lignite Mines in Çayirhan Area, Turkey (PDF)

Dogruoz, C., Rostami, J., & Keles, S. (2017). Bulletin of Engineering Geology and the Environment. doi: 10.1007/s10064-017-1124-2

A Computational Case Study for Investigating the Effect of Adverse Geological Conditions on TBM Jamming

Hasanpour, R., Schmitt, J., & Özcelik, Y., & Rostami, J. (2017). Journal of Rock Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering, accepted.

Earth Pressure Balance Tunneling in Dense Soils; Controlling Ground Deformation in the Presence of a Large Overcut

Alavi, E., Mooney, M.A., Fang, Y., & Nazem, A. (2017). Tunnelling and Underground Space Technology, accepted.

Estimation of Jet Grout Column Geometry with a DC Electrical Resistivity Push Probe

Bearce, R.G., Mooney, M.A., & Kessouri, P. (2017). Near Surface Geophysics, accepted.

Fragmentation and Energy Absorption Characteristics of Red, Berea and Buff Sandstones based on Different Loading Rates and Water Contents

Kim, E., Garcia, A., & Changani, H. (2017). Geomechanics and Engineering, accepted.

Laboratory Tests to Determine the Relationship between Pressure and Goam-Conditioned Sand Behavior in EPB Tunneling

Mori L., & Mooney M.A. (2017). Tunnels and Underground Space Technology, accepted.

CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS

Efficient Sequential Coupling Technique for the Simulation of Hydro-Mechanical Interaction in Rock Engineering

Prassetyo, S.H., & Gutierrez, M. (2017). US Rock Mechanics/Geomechanics Symposium, Houston, June 25-28, 2017.

EPB TBM Foam Generation

Mooney, M.A., Tilton, N., Parikh, D., & Wu, Y. (2017). EPB TBM foam generation. Rapid Excavation and Tunneling Conference, San Diego, June 4-7, 2017.

Cutterhead Protection in a Boulder Field Using Real-Time Vibration Monitoring

Buckley, J., Mooney, M.A., Toohey, N., Planes, T., Alavi, E., & DiPonio, M. (2017). Rapid Excavation and Tunneling Conference, San Diego, June 4-7, 2017.

Hecla Mining Lucky Friday No. 4 Shaft Challenges and Possibilities

Sturgis, G., Berberick, D., Strickland, W., Swanson, M., Kim, E., & Walton, G. (2017). Rapid Excavation and Tunneling Conference, San Diego, June 4-7, 2017.

Multiple Pore Water Pressure Measurements to Reduce Uncertainties in Piping Risk Assessment of Levees

Bocovich, C., Kanning, W., & Mooney, M.A. (2017). International Symposium on Geotechnical Safety and Risk, Denver, June 4-7, 2017.

A Probabilistic Approach for Predicting Settlement Due to Tunneling in Spatially-Varying Glacial Till

Grasmick, J.G., & Mooney, M.A. (2017). International Symposium on Geotechnical Safety and Risk, Denver, June 4-7, 2017.

Chamber Pressure Modeling for Earth Pressure Balance Tunnel Boring Machines: A Tri-Phase Simulation Framework

Yu, H., Mooney, M.A., & Bezuijen, A. (2017). International Symposium on Geotechnical Aspects of Underground Construction in Soft Ground, Sao Paulo, April 4-5, 2017.

The Water Saturation Effects on Dynamic Tensile Strength in Red and Buff Sandstones Studied with Split Hopkinson Pressure Bar (SHPB)

Kim, E., & Batos, D. (2017). International Conference on Advanced Materials, Structures and Mechanical Engineering, May 19-21, 2017.

EPB Granular Soil Conditioning Under Pressure

Mooney, M.A., Wu, Y., Parikh, D., & Mori, L. (2017). International Symposium on Geotechnical Aspects of Underground Construction in Soft Ground, Sao Paulo, April 4-5, 2017.

A Simplified Chamber Pressure Model for EPB TBM Tunneling in Granular Soil

Yu, H., Mooney, M.A., & Bezuijen, A. (2017). International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium, Sao Paulo, April 4-5, 2017.

Explaining Pore Pressure Changes due to Piping through Changes in Hydraulic Conductivity

Bocovich, C., Kanning, W., Parekh, M., & Mooney, M.A. (2017). US Society on Dams Annual Conference and Exhibition, Anaheim, April 3-7, 2017.

2016

JOURNAL PUBLICATIONS

Air Flow Behavior and Gas Dispersion in the Recirculation Ventilation System of a Twin-Tunnel Construction (PDF)

Fang, Y., Fan, J., Kenneally, B., & Mooney, M.A. (2016). Tunnelling and Underground Space Technology, 58, 30-39. http://www.sciencedirect.com..

Backward Erosion Monitored by Spatial-Temporal Pore Pressure Changes during Field Experiments (PDF)

Parekh, M.L., Kanning, W., Bocovich, C., Mooney, M.A., & Koelewijn, A.R. (2016). Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering, 42(10), 04016050. http://ascelibrary.org.

Cutting Head Attachment Design for Improving the Performance by Using Multibody Dynamic Analysis (PDF)

Jang, J.S., Yoo, W.S., Kang, H., Cho, J.W., Jeong, M.S., Lee, S.K., Cho, Y.J., Lee, J.W., & Rostami, J. (2016). International Journal of Precision Engineering and Manufacturing, 17(3), 371-377. doi: 10.1007/s12541-016-0046-4

The Effect of External Water Pressure on the Liner Behavior of Large Cross-Section Tunnels (PDF)

Fang, Y., Guo, J., Grasmick, J., & Mooney, M.A. (2016). Tunnelling and Underground Space Technology, 60, 80-95. http://www.sciencedirect.com..

Effect of Tensile Strength of Rock on Tensile Fracture Toughness Using Experimental Test and PFC2D Simulation (PDF)

Haeri, H., Sarfarazi, V., Hedayat, A., & Tabaroei, A. (2016). Journal of Mining Science, 52((4), 647-661. http://link.springer.com.

Effect of Water Saturation and Loading Rate on the Mechanical Properties of Red and Buff Sandstones (PDF)

Kim, E., & Changani H. (2016). International Journal of Rock Mechanics and Mining Sciences, 88, 23-28. http://www.sciencedirect.com..

Effects of Rock Water Content on CERCHAR Abrasivity Inde (PDF)

AbuBakar, M.Z., Majeed, Y., & Rostami, J. (2016). Wear, 368/369, 132-145. http://www.sciencedirect.com.

Electrical Resistivity Imaging of Laboratory Soilcrete Column Geometry (PDF)

Bearce, R.G., Mooney, M.A., & Kessouri, P. (2016). Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engrineering, 142(3), 04015088. http://ascelibrary.org.

Evaluation of Common TBM Performance Prediction Models based on Field Data from the Second Lot of Zagros Water Conveyance Tunnel (ZWCT2) (PDF)

Hassanpour, J., Ghaedi-Vanani, A.A., Rostami, J., & Cheshomi, A. (2016). Tunnelling and Underground Space Technology, 52, 147-156. http://www.sciencedirect.com.

Examining the Influence of TBM-Ground Interaction on Electrical Resistivity Imaging ahead of the TBM (PDF)

Schaeffer, K., & Mooney, M.A. (2016). Tunnelling and Underground Space Technology, 58, 82-98. http://www.sciencedirect.com..

Experimental and Numerical Study of Shear Fracture in Brittle Materials with Interference of Initial Double Cracks (PDF)

Haeri, H., Sarfarazi, V., Marji, M.F., Hedayat, A., & Zhu, Z. (2016). Acta Mechanica Solida Sinica, 29(5), 555-566. http://www.sciencedirect.com.

A Framework for the Future of Underground Urban Engineering (PDF)

Nelson, P.P. (2016). Tunnelling and Underground Space Technology, 55, 32-39. http://www.sciencedirect.com..

Impact of Overcut on Interaction between Shield and Ground in the Tunneling with a Double-Shield TBM

Hasanpour, R., Rostami, J., & Özcelik, Y., (2016). Journal of Rock Mechanics and Rock Engineering, 49, 2015-2022. http://link.springer.com.

Numerical Simulation of Hydraulic Fracturing in Circular Holes (PDF)

30. Haeri, H., Hedayat, A., & Zhu, Z. (2016). Computers and Concrete, 18((6), 1135-1151.

Performance Prediction of Hard Rock Tunnel Boring Machines (TBMs) in Difficult Grounds (PDF)

Rostami, J. (2016). Tunnelling and Underground Space Technology, 56, 173-182. http://sciencedirect.com.

Review of Ground Characterization by Using Instrumented Drills for Underground Mining and Construction (PDF)

Kahraman, S., Rostami, J., & Naeimipour, A. (2016). Journal of Rock Mechanics and Rock Engineering, 49, 585-602. http://link.springer.com.

The Role of Slurry TBM Parameters on Ground Deformation: Field Results and Computational Modeling (PDF)

Mooney, M.A., Grasmick, J.G., Kenneally, B., & Yong, F. (2016). Tunnelling and Underground Space Technology, 57(8), 257-264. http://www.sciencedirect.com.

Seismic Modulus Maturity Function for Lime and Lime-Cement Stabilized Soil (PDF)

Bearce, R.G., & Mooney, M.A. (2016). Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engrineering, 142(3), 04015088. http://ascelibrary.org.

Suggesting a New Testing Device for Determination of Tensile Strength of Concrete (PDF)

Haeri, H., Hedayat, A., & Zhu, Z. (2016). Structural Engineering and Mechanics, 60((6), 939-952.

Time-Lapse Joint Inversion with Automatic Joint Constraints and Dynamic Attributes (PDF)

Rittgers, J.B., Revil, A., Mooney, M.A., Karaoulis, M., Wodajo, L., & Hickey, C.J. (2016). Geophysical Journal International, 207,1401-1419. http://academic.oup.com..

Time-Lapse Monitoring of Internal Erosion in Earthen Dams and Levees Using Ambient Seismic Noise (PDF)

Planes, T., Mooney, M.A., Rittgers, J.B., Parekh, M.L., Behm, M., & Snieder, R. (2016). Geotechnique, 66(4), 301-312. http://www.icevirtuallibrary.com.

Application of Non-Linear Regression Analysis and Artificial Intelligence Algorithms for Performance Prediction of Hard Rock TBMs

Salimi, A., Rostami, J., Moormann, C., & Delisio, A. (2016). Tunnelling and Underground Space Technology, in press.

CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS

Correlation between Uniaxial Compressive Strength and Brazilian Tensile Strength Using Different Rock Types

Ribeiro, P., Oliveira, M., & Nelson, P.P. (2016). Brazilian Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering, October 19-22, 2016.

The Role of Slurry TBM Parameters on Ground Deformation: Field Results and Computational Modeling (PDF)

Mooney, M.A., Grasmick, J., Kenneally, B., & Fang, Y. (2016). Brazilian Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering, October 19-22, 2016.

Understanding the Effect of Microwave Irradiation on Physical Properties of Rocks Using Laboratory Testing and Numerical Modeling

Arora, S., Kaunda, R.B., Holley, E., Hartlieb, P., Nicco, M., & Nelson, P.P. (2016). Geological Society of America Annual Meeting, Denver, September 25-28, 2016.

A Mineralogical Study of Rock Fracture Patterns under Thermal Loading

Nicco, M., Holley, E.A., Kaunda, R., Hartlieb, P., Arora, S., & Nelson, P.P. (2016). Geological Society of America Annual Meeting, Denver, September 25-28, 2016.

Deformation Time Series Derived from Terrestrial Radar Observations Using Persistent Scatterer Interferometry in Seattle, Washington

Werner, C., Lowry, B., Wegmüller, U., Pugh, N., Schrock, G., & Zhou, W. (2016). International Symposium on Geotechnical Aspects of Underground Construction in Soft Ground, Beijing, July 10-15, 2016.

THESES

Advancing Understanding of the Relationship between Soil Conditioning and Earth Pressure Balance Tunnel Boring Machine Chamber and Shield Annulus Behavior

Mori, L. (2016). PhD dissertation, Colorado School of Mines, Mechanical Engineering, Golden, Colorado.

An Experimental and Computational Investigation of Electrical Resistivity Imaging for Prediction ahead of Tunnel Boring Machines

Schaeffer, Kevin. (2016). PhD dissertation, Colorado School of Mines, Mechanical Engineering, Golden, Colorado.

Planning for Monitoring of Probe Hole Drilling and Pre-Excavation Grouting with Measurement While Drilling, Vibration Monitoring and Borehole Radar

Kimmes, N. (2016). Colorado School of Mines, Mechanical Engineering, Golden, Colorado.

2015

JOURNAL PUBLICATIONS

Effect of Skew Angle on Main Precursor of Frictional Ignition in Bench-Scale Simulation of Excavation Processes (PDF)

Kim, E. (2015). International Journal of Rock Mechanics and Mining Sciences, 80, 101-106. http://www.sciencedirect.com.

Study of Dynamic Mechanical Behavior of Aluminum 7075-T6 with Respect to Diameters and L/D Ratios Using Split Hopkinson Pressure Bar (SHPB) (PDF)

Kim, E., & Changani H. (2015). Structural Engineering and Mechanics, 55(4), 857-869. doi: 10.12989/sem.2015.55.4.857

CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS

Examination of Excavation Chamber Pressure on a 17.5 M Diamter Earth Pressure Balance Tunnel Boring Machine (PDF)

Mosavat, K., & Mooney, M.A. (2015). Conference on Tunnel Boring Machines in Difficult Grounds (TBM DiGs), Singapore, November 18-20, 2015.

Risk Management Based Ground Deformation Monitoring during Queens Bored Tunnels Project (PDF)

Mooney, M.A., Grasmick, J., Prantil, E., & Thompson A. (2015). Fifth International Symposium on Geotechnical Safety and Risk (ISGSR), Rotterdam, October 13-16, 2015.

Measuring the Compressibility and Shear Strength of Conditioned Sand under Pressure (PDF)

Mori, L., Wu, Y., Cha, M., & Mooney, M.A. (2015). Rapid Excavation and Tunneling Conference, New Orleans, June 7-10, 2015.

Earth Pressure Balance Machine Cutterhead Torque Modeling: Learning from Machine Data (PDF)

Godinez, R., Yu, H., Mooney, M.A., Gharahbagh, E.A., & Frank, G. (2015). Rapid Excavation and Tunneling Conference 2015, New Orleans, June 7-10, 2015.

Evaluation of Slurry TBM Design Support Pressures using East Side Access Queens Bored Tunnels Data (PDF)

Grasmick, J., Mooney, M.A., Rysdahl, B., Prantil, E., & Thompson, A. (2015). Rapid Excavation and Tunneling Conference 2015, New Orleans, June 7-10, 2015.

Calculation of Volume Loss using Machine Data from Two Slurry TBMs during the Excavation of the Queens Bored Tunnels (PDF)

Rysdahl, B., Mooney, M.A., & Grasmick, J. (2015). Rapid Excavation and Tunneling Conference 2015, New Orleans, LA, June 7-10, 2015.

Modeling of Ground Deformation Control Induced by Slurry Shield Tunneling (PDF)

Li, Z., Grasmick, J., & Mooney, M.A. (2015). Rapid Excavation and Tunneling Conference 2015, New Orleans, June 7-10, 2015.

Influence of Slurry TBM Parameters on Ground Deformation (PDF)

Li, Z., Grasmick, J., & Mooney, M.A. (2015). ITA World Tunnel Congress, Dubrovnik, May 22-28, 2015.

THESES

Determination of the Uncertainty in Excavated Volume Estimation from Slurry Shield Tunnel Boring Machines Used on the Queens Bored East Side Access Tunneling Project (PDF)

Rysdahl, B. (2015). Colorado School of Mines, Underground Construction and Tunneling, Golden, Colorado.

Examination of Excavation Chamber Pressure Behavior on a 17.5 m Diameter Earth Pressure Balance Tunnel Boring Machine (PDF)

Mosavat, K. (2015). Colorado School of Mines, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Golden, Colorado.

Geometry Assessment and Elastic Modulus Monitoring of Lime and Cement Modified Soils via Characterization of Curing-Induced Physiochemical Changes Estimated from Seismic Wave Propagation Techniques and Electrical Resistivity

Bearce, R. (2016). PhD dissertation, Colorado School of Mines, Mechanical Engineering, Golden, Colorado.

Monitoring the Vibration Response of a Tunnel Boring Machine: Application to Real Time Boulder Detection (PDF)

Buckley, J. (2015). Colorado School of Mines, Mechanical Engineering, Golden, Colorado.

Observed Loading Behavior During Cross Passage Construction for Brisbane Airport Link Project (PDF)

Kuyt, J. (2015). Colorado School of Mines, Mechanical Engineering, Golden, Colorado.

2014

CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS

Ground Deformation from Multiple Tunnel Openings: Analysis of Queens Bored Tunnels (PDF)

Mooney, M.A., Grasmick, J., Clemmensen, A., Thompson, A., Prantil, E., & Robinson, B. (2014). North American Tunneling Conference (NAT), Los Angeles, June 22-25, 2014.

Influence of Geological Conditions on Measured TBM Vibration Frequency (PDF)

Mooney, M.A., Walter, B., Steele, J., & Cano, D. (2014). North American Tunneling Conference (NAT), Los Angeles, June 22-25, 2014.

Geoelectrics-While-Tunneling: Methodology and Performance Aspects (PDF)

Schaeffer, K. (2014). North American Tunneling Conference (NAT), Los Angeles, June 22-25, 2014.

A 2014 Snapshot of the North American Underground Construction & Tunneling Engineering Workforce (PDF)

Mooney, M.A., Browning, J.M., Lenon, C.P., & Nichols, C.E. (2014). North American Tunneling Conference (NAT), Los Angeles, June 22-25, 2014.

2013

JOURNAL PUBLICATIONS

Electric Potential Source Localization Reveals a Borehole Leak during Hydraulic Fracturing (PDF)

Haas, A.K., Revil, A., Karaoulis, M., Frash, L., Hampton, J., Gutierrez, M., & Mooney, M.A. (2013). Geophysics, 78(2), 93-113.

Periodic Inspection of Guage Cutter Wear on EPB TBMs Using Cone Penetration Testing (PDF)

Gharahbagh, E.A., Mooney, M.A., Frank, G., Walter, B., & DiPonio, M.A. (2013). Tunneling and Underground Space Technology, 38, 279-286.

Stress-Strain-Strength Behavior of Lime-Stabilized Soils during Accelerated Curing (PDF)

Toohey, N.M., Mooney, M.A., & Bearce, R.G. (2013). Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering, 25(12), 1880-1886.

CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS

Investigation of Geoelectric-While-Tunneling Methods through Numnerical Modeling (PDF)

Mooney, M.A., Karaoulis, M., & Revil, A. (2013). World Tunneling Congress, Geneva, June 1-5, 2013.

2012

CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS

Remote Monitoring of Guage Cutter Wear in Pressurized Face Tunneling (PDF)

Frank, G., Gharahbagh, E.A., DiPonio, M.A., Mooney, M.A., & Walter, B. (2012). North American Tunneling Conference, Indianapolis, June 24-27, 2012.

Real-Time Tunnel Boring Machine Monitoring: State of the Art Review (PDF)

Mooney, M.A., Walter, B., & Frenzel, C. (2012). North American Tunneling Conference, Indianapolis, June 24-27, 2012.

THESES

Detecting Changing Geologic Conditions with Tunnel Boring Machines by using Passive Vibration Measurements (PDF)

Walter, B. (2013). Colorado School of Mines, College of Engineering and Computational Science, Golden, Colorado.