The research on rockburst could be traced back to the first half of the 18th century. Since then, although a great deal of scientific achievements have been published, this topic is still an outstanding problem worldwide so far. As an overall review, this paper presents first some background information relating case histories, research methodologies etc. at home and abroad. And then, the criteria and classification of rockburst commonly used at home and abroad are described. The forecast and prediction ofrockburst phenomena are discussed too. After that, the rockburst control, including stress relief drilling, water injecting, anchoring etc. are overviewed. Finally, a key case history related to the rockburst phenomena occurring in the auxiliary adit of the Jinping II Hydropower Station is described emphatically. On the basis of analyzing the previous information, some practical methods for classification, prevention and mitigation ofrockburst are proposed.
Chinese Journal of Rock Mechanics and Engineering