• 2238 Citations
  • 28 h-Index
1984 …2018
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Research Output 1984 2018

  • 2238 Citations
  • 28 h-Index
  • 97 Article
  • 23 Conference contribution
  • 8 Chapter
  • 1 Editorial
2018

Effect of rock mass and discontinuity mechanical properties and delayed rock supporting on tunnel stability in an underground mine

Xing, Y., Kulatilake, P. H. S. W. & Sandbak, L. A. May 2 2018 In : Engineering Geology. 238, p. 62-75 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

mechanical property
Tunnels
discontinuity
tunnel
Rocks
2017
2 Citations
Iron mines
Subsidence
Ores
Stoping
subsidence

Deformation and stability investigations in 3-D of an excavated rock slope in a hydroelectric power station in China

Dong, M., Kulatilake, P. H. S. W. & Zhang, F. Jan 1 2017 (Accepted/In press) In : Computers and Geotechnics.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Hydroelectric power
hydroelectric power
power plant
Rocks
boundary condition

Detailed comparison of nine intact rock failure criteria using polyaxial intact coal strength data obtained through PFC3D simulations

He, P. F., Kulatilake, P. H. S. W., Yang, X. X., Liu, D. Q. & He, M. C. Jun 17 2017 (Accepted/In press) In : Acta Geotechnica. p. 1-27 27 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Rocks
Coal
coal
rock
simulation
4 Citations

Development of new three-dimensional coal mass strength criterion

He, P. F., Kulatilake, P. H. S. W., Liu, D. Q. & He, M. C. Mar 1 2017 In : International Journal of Geomechanics. 17, 3, 04016067

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

coal
fracture network
triaxial test
computed tomography
tomography
4 Citations
open pit mine
kinematics
discontinuity
rocks
rock
4 Citations

Improvements for the smooth joint contact model of the particle flow code and its applications

Mehranpour, M. H. & Kulatilake, P. H. S. W. Jul 1 2017 In : Computers and Geotechnics. 87, p. 163-177 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

dip
Stiffness
stiffness
biaxial test
compression

Investigation of Rock Mass Stability Around the Tunnels in an Underground Mine in USA Using Three-Dimensional Numerical Modeling

Xing, Y., Kulatilake, P. H. S. W. & Sandbak, L. A. Oct 11 2017 (Accepted/In press) In : Rock Mechanics and Rock Engineering. p. 1-19 19 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Tunnels
tunnel
Rocks
rock
modeling

Investigation of rock mass stability around tunnels in an underground mine by three-dimensional numerical modeling

Xing, Y., Kulatilake, P. H. S. W. & Sandbak, L. A. Jan 1 2017 51st US Rock Mechanics / Geomechanics Symposium 2017. American Rock Mechanics Association (ARMA), Vol. 3, p. 2083-2092 10 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

tunnels
Tunnels
tunnel
Rocks
rocks

Modifications for the smooth joint contact model in the particle flow code

Mehranpour, M. H. & Kulatilake, P. H. S. W. Jan 1 2017 51st US Rock Mechanics / Geomechanics Symposium 2017. American Rock Mechanics Association (ARMA), Vol. 5, p. 3007-3013 7 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

shear
locking
stiffness
rock mechanics
Stiffness
1 Citations

Rock Mass Stability Investigation Around Tunnels in an Underground Mine in USA

Xing, Y., Kulatilake, P. H. S. W. & Sandbak, L. A. Feb 1 2017 In : Geotechnical and Geological Engineering. 35, 1, p. 45-67 23 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Tunnels
tunnel
rocks
Rocks
rock
2016

3-D discontinuum numerical modeling of ore extraction, backfilling and subsidence in an underground iron mine in China

Kulatilake, P. H. S. W., Shreedharan, S., Huang, G., Cai, S. & Song, H. 2016 50th US Rock Mechanics / Geomechanics Symposium 2016. American Rock Mechanics Association (ARMA), Vol. 4, p. 3144-3151 8 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Iron mines
Subsidence
subsidence
Ores
Stoping

3-D displacement comparison between modeling field data for an open pit mine in USA

Kulatilake, P. H. S. W. & Shu, B. 2016 50th US Rock Mechanics / Geomechanics Symposium 2016. American Rock Mechanics Association (ARMA), Vol. 2, p. 1407-1417 11 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

open pit mine
Rocks
rocks
rock
discontinuity
5 Citations
distinct element method
pillar
Coal mines
Roofs
coal mine

Distinct element method based stability analysis of tunnels in a deep coal mine in China

Shreedharan, S. & Kulatilake, P. H. S. W. 2016 50th US Rock Mechanics / Geomechanics Symposium 2016. American Rock Mechanics Association (ARMA), Vol. 2, p. 1477-1487 11 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

distinct element method
Coal mines
stability analysis
coal
coal mine
1 Citations

Experimental Investigation of Non-Darcy Flow in Sandstone

Ni, X., Kulatilake, P. H. S. W., Chen, Z., Gong, P. & Kong, H. Dec 1 2016 In : Geotechnical and Geological Engineering. 34, 6, p. 1835-1846 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

sandstone
Sandstone
permeability
Sedimentary rocks
Coal mines
1 Citations

In-flight Excavation of a Loess Slope in a Centrifuge Model Test

Fan, Z., Kulatilake, P. H. S. W., Peng, J., Che, W., Li, Y. & Meng, Z. Oct 1 2016 In : Geotechnical and Geological Engineering. 34, 5, p. 1577-1591 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

centrifuges
Centrifuges
centrifuge
loess
Excavation
8 Citations

Laboratory Estimation of Rock Joint Stiffness and Frictional Parameters

Kulatilake, P. H. S. W., Shreedharan, S., Sherizadeh, T., Shu, B., Xing, Y. & He, P. Jan 30 2016 (Accepted/In press) In : Geotechnical and Geological Engineering. p. 1-13 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

shears
stiffness
rocks
Rocks
Stiffness
7 Citations

Particle flow modeling of rock blocks with nonpersistent open joints under uniaxial compression

Yang, X. X., Kulatilake, P. H. S. W., Chen, X., Jing, H. W. & Yang, S. Q. Dec 1 2016 In : International Journal of Geomechanics. 16, 6, 04016020

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

rock block
flow modeling
dip
rocks
compression
2015
2 Citations
discontinuity
Rocks
simulation
Normal distribution
Probability distributions
12 Citations
Crack initiation
Compressive strength
Rocks
Cracks
Stress analysis

Creep Behavior Modeling of a Marble Under Uniaxial Compression

Chen, W. & Kulatilake, P. H. S. W. Oct 24 2015 In : Geotechnical and Geological Engineering. 33, 5, p. 1183-1191 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Marble
Exponential functions
marble
creep
Creep

Deterministic and probabilistic block theory analyses comparison for an open pit mine rock slope in USA

Kulatilake, P. H. S. W., Zheng, J., Shu, B. & Sherizadeh, T. 2015 49th US Rock Mechanics / Geomechanics Symposium 2015. American Rock Mechanics Association (ARMA), Vol. 2, p. 1532-1543 12 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

open pit mine
discontinuity
Rocks
rocks
slopes
8 Citations
Rocks
dip
rock
discontinuity
slope angle
2 Citations
sliding
discontinuity
Kinematics
kinematics
Rocks
17 Citations
distinct element method
Coal mines
coal mine
Tunnels
tunnel
28 Citations
Failure modes
mechanics
stiffness
Mechanics
Rocks
15 Citations
rock block
Excavation
model test
excavation
Rocks
5 Citations
open pit mine
rocks
Rocks
prediction
Monitoring

Stability of the rock block system involved in the Jiweishan landslide in China

Kulatilake, P. H. S. W. & Ge, Y. F. 2015 49th US Rock Mechanics / Geomechanics Symposium 2015. American Rock Mechanics Association (ARMA), Vol. 4, p. 3110-3125 16 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

rock block
landslides
Landslides
sliding
landslide
2014
5 Citations

Effect of faults on in-situ stress state in an open-pit mine

Tan, W., Kulatilake, P. H. S. W., Sun, H. & Sun, Z. 2014 In : Electronic Journal of Geotechnical Engineering. 19, Z1, p. 9597-9629 33 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

open pit mine
in situ stress
Iron mines
Stress measurement
effect
8 Citations

Influence of an Inclined Rock Stratum on In-Situ Stress State in an Open-Pit Mine

Tan, W., Kulatilake, P. H. S. W. & Sun, H. 2014 In : Geotechnical and Geological Engineering. 32, 1, p. 31-42 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

open pit mine
in situ stress
rocks
Rocks
rock
30 Citations

Investigation of natural rock joint roughness

Ge, Y., Kulatilake, P. H. S. W., Tang, H. & Xiong, C. Jan 2014 In : Computers and Geotechnics. 55, p. 290-305 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

roughness
Surface roughness
Rocks
methodology
rock
4 Citations
rock block
landslides
Landslides
friction
landslide
15 Citations

Probabilistic block theory analysis for a rock slope at an open pit mine in USA

Zheng, J., Kulatilake, P. H. S. W., Shu, B., Sherizadeh, T. & Deng, J. 2014 In : Computers and Geotechnics. 61, p. 254-265 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

open pit mine
Rocks
Random variables
Shear strength
rock
2013

Development of an orthotropic constitutive model for a jointed rock mass

Kulatilake, P. H. S. W. & Wu, Q. 2013 47th US Rock Mechanics / Geomechanics Symposium 2013. Vol. 1, p. 555-562 8 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Constitutive models
Rocks
rock
Tensors
mechanical property
22 Citations

Investigation of stability of a tunnel in a deep coal mine in China

Kulatilake, P. H. S. W., Wu, Q., Yu, Z. & Jiang, F. Jul 2013 In : International Journal of Mining Science and Technology. 23, 4, p. 579-589 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Coal mines
coal mine
Tunnels
tunnel
in situ stress
12 Citations

Surface subsidence prediction for the WUTONG mine using a 3-D finite difference method

Xu, N., Kulatilake, P. H. S. W., Tian, H., Wu, X., Nan, Y. & Wei, T. Mar 2013 In : Computers and Geotechnics. 48, p. 134-145 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Subsidence
finite difference method
Finite difference method
subsidence
Dams

The deformation behavior of the soft rock applied in the construction of the underground pipe work engineering

Ren, Q., Tang, H. & Kulatilake, P. H. S. W. 2013 ICPTT 2013: Trenchless Technology - The Best Choice for Underground Pipeline Construction and Renewal, Proceedings of the International Conference on Pipelines and Trenchless Technology. p. 812-817 6 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Rocks
Pipe
Shear strain
Plastics
Road construction

Tunnel stress analyses in 3-D using equivalent continuum and discontinuum procedures

Kulatilake, P. H. S. W. & Wu, Q. 2013 47th US Rock Mechanics / Geomechanics Symposium 2013. Vol. 4, p. 2774-2781 8 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Tunnels
tunnel
bedding plane
Rocks
fracture geometry
2012
11 Citations
Dams
Tunnels
tunnel
dam
Rocks
4 Citations

Effect of Tunnel Shape and Support System on Stability of a Tunnel in a Deep Coal Mine in China

Yu, Z., Kulatilake, P. H. S. W. & Jiang, F. Apr 2012 In : Geotechnical and Geological Engineering. 30, 2, p. 383-394 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

support systems
Coal mines
coal
coal mine
Tunnels
6 Citations

New prediction models for mean particle size in rock blast fragmentation

Kulatilake, P. H. S. W., Hudaverdi, T. & Wu, Q. Jun 2012 In : Geotechnical and Geological Engineering. 30, 3, p. 665-684 20 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

particle size
fragmentation
rocks
Particle size
Rocks
20 Citations
rock mass response
mathematical analysis
Excavation
model test
Numerical analysis
Rock mechanics
rock mechanics
mechanics
engineering
rocks
48 Citations
Constitutive models
Dams
mechanical property
dam
Rocks

Rock slope stability study for Yujian River dam site based on kinematic analyses

Wang, L., Kulatilake, P. H. S. W., Tang, H. & Liang, Y. 2012 Advanced Materials Research. Vol. 446-449, p. 2048-2055 8 p. (Advanced Materials Research; vol. 446-449)

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Slope stability
Dams
Kinematics
Rivers
Rocks
23 Citations
Tunnels
tunnel
Rocks
discontinuity
rock

Stability investigations in three-dimensions around a tunnel in a metal mine in China

Kulatilake, P. H. S. W., Wang, X. & Song, W. 2012 2012 SME Annual Meeting and Exhibit 2012, SME 2012, Meeting Preprints. p. 640-652 13 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Tunnels
tunnel
Metals
Rocks
metal
2011

A neural network approach to predict mean particle size in rock blast fragmentation

Wu, Q., Kulatilake, P. H. S. W., Hudaverdi, T. & Kuzu, C. 2011 SME Annual Meeting and Exhibit and CMA 113th National Western Mining Conference 2011. p. 245-254 10 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

fragmentation
Particle size
Rocks
particle size
Neural networks