Special Issue "Stability Evaluation of Underground Water Reservoir in Deep Coal Mine"

A special issue of Water (ISSN 2073-4441). This special issue belongs to the section "Hydrogeology".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 July 2022.

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Zhiguo Cao
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Guest Editor
State Key Laboratory of Water Resource Protection and Utilization in Coal Mining, Beijing 100120, China
Interests: coal mining; water protection
Dr. Dongjie Xue
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Guest Editor
School of Mechanics and Civil Engineering, China University of Mining and Technology-Beijing, Beijing 100083, China
Interests: stability and permeability evaluaition; coal Mining; critical mechanics; cluster mechanics
Dr. Yulong Chen
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Guest Editor
School of Energy and Mining Engineering, China University of Mining and Technology (Beijing), Beijing 100083, China
Interests: rock permeability; slope stability
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

As China’s primary energy source, coal will not lose its lead position for a long time. However, large-scale underground coal mining causes the outward drainage of a large amount of mine water and the leakage of shallow water. The discharged mine water is not only a waste of resources, but also brings about ground pollution. To address this issue, the novel approach of underground water reservoirs was proposed for water storage. So far, water storage in underground reservoirs in coal mines has been extensively applied in China’s Shenhua Group. However, the high in situ stress and hydraulic coupling effect develop a complex stress state in underground reservoirs. The stability evaluation of underground water reservoirs in deep coal mines has recently been a research hotspot. The aim of this Special Issue is to highlight advances and breakthroughs in the stability problems of underground water reservoirs in deep coal mines.

Original theoretical research articles, review articles, and case studies are welcomed.

Potential topics include but are not limited to the following:

  • Stability assessment of underground water reservoirs;
  • Stability of coal and dam;
  • Mechanical behavior of coal;
  • Fluid–solid coupling;
  • Failure characteristics of coal and dam;
  • Constitutive properties of coal and dam;
  • Prevention and control methods of instability problems;
  • Fluid flow in coal.

Dr. Zhiguo Cao
Dr. Dongjie Xue
Dr. Yulong Chen
Guest Editors

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  • underground water reservoir
  • coal mine
  • artificial dam
  • fluid-solid coupling
  • stability evaluation

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