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<p>In order to study the effects of a seismically induced tunnel&ndash; ground interaction, two-dimensional numerical analyses are performed using the sofware ANSYS. The study employs a coupled beam&ndash;spring model subjected to earthquake loading that is ...
Reference: Acta Geotechnica Slovenica, 2016
<p>In the planning and design phase of the E16 Sandvika &ndash; W&oslash;yen road project in B&aelig;rum Municipality in Norway, NGI installed a large number of piezometers using the "Fully grouted" installation method. Because of layered soil conditions, ...
Reference: NGM 2016 Reykjavik, Proceedings of the 17th Nordic Geotechnical Meeting, Challenges in Nordic Geotechnic 25th – 28th of May
<p>Rock Quality Designation (RQD), was introduced by Don Deere in the mid-1960s as a means of using diamond core to classify rock for engineering purposes. Subsequently it was incorporated into the Rock Mass Rating and Q-system classification methods which, ...
Reference: Canadian Geotechnical Journal 2016
<p>The construction of subsurface structures such as Tunnel beneath the water table causes the groundwater seepage into the structure and impacts the stability of the structure. A 2.483 km long railway Tunnel was constructed between Katara and Udhampur in ...
Reference: J. Ind. Geophys. Union ( October 2015 ) v.19, no.4, pp:422-432
<p>The Rock Mass Rating (RMR) System was introduced over 40 years ago, and since then has become a worldwide reference, along with the Q system, for design applications involving estimation of rock mass properties and tunnel support. A massive database of ...
Reference: Proceedings of the World Tunnel Congress 2014 – Tunnels for a better Life. Foz do Iguaçu, Brazil.
<p>A GPS-derived velocity field is presented from a dense geodetic network (~5km distance between stations) established in the broader area of Athens. It shows significant local variations of strain rates across a major inactive tectonic boundary separating ...
Reference: ANNALS OF GEOPHYSICS, 56, 6, 2013
<p>We present a tectonic map of the Tauern Window and surrounding units (Eastern Alps, Austria), combined with a series of crustal-scale cross-sections parallel and perpendicular to the Alpine orogen. This compilation, largely based on literature data and ...
Reference: Swiss J Geosci (2013) 106:1–32
<p>Geological identification of tsunami deposits is important for tsunami hazard studies, especially in areas where the historical data set is limited or absent. Evidence left by historical tsunamis in the coastal sedimentary record of the Gulf of Corinth ...
Filed under: Geology -  General Geology
Reference: Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 11, 2029–2041, 2011
<p>At a newly discovered archaeological site at Aghios Taxiarches in Northern Euboea, two votive inscribed stelae were found in 2001 together with hellenistic pottery next to ancient wall ruins on a steep and high rocky slope. Based on the inscriptions and ...
Filed under: Geology -  General Geology
Reference: Bulletin of the Geological Society of Greece, 2010 Proceedings of the 12th International Congress, Patras, May, 2010
<p>Meeting the world&rsquo;s energy needs over the coming decades will require massive investment, research effort, and ingenuity. The rapid increase in human population over the course of the 20th century has raised concerns about balance between Earth accelerating ...
Filed under: Geology -  Economic Geology
Reference: CIPR Annual Report 2009