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<p>The goal of this paper is, to examine the validity of tributary area method, which is used as an empirical mean to estimate pillar dimensions, in room and pillar mines, taking into consideration a safety factor. A two-dimensional, linear elastic, finite ...
Reference: Journal of Engineering Sciences, Assiut University, Faculty of Engineering, Vol. 43, No. 2, March 2015, PP. 253 – 262
<p>The design of retaining walls requires the complete knowledge of the earth pressure distribution behind the wall. Due to the complex soil-structure effect, the estimation of earth pressure is not an easy task; even in the static case. The problem becomes ...
Reference: 8th Australasian Congress on Applied Mechanics, ACAM 8, 23-26 November 2014, Melbourne, Australia
<p>This paper describes the role of the Geotechnical Engineering Office, Civil Engineering and Development Department of the HongKong Special Administration Region (HKSAR) Government in exercising geotechnical control for a major railway project in HongKong. ...
Reference: Geotechnical Aspects of Underground Construction in Soft Ground – Ng, Huang & Liu (eds), © 2009 Taylor & Francis Group, London
<p>The pipe jacking method is commonly used in Hong Kong for construction of underground cable duct crossings and stormwater drains. The method minimizes the disturbance to or interference with the activities and facilities on the ground surface. In this paper, ...
Reference: Geotechnical Aspects of Underground Construction in Soft Ground – Ng, Huang & Liu (eds), © 2009 Taylor & Francis Group, London
<p>A general requirement of mine site closure is that waste rock dumps, generated by the excavation of large quantities of overburden in open cut mines, should be rehabilitated to create stable, sustainable landforms. However, many factors affect the success ...
Reference: ISCO 2004 - 13th International Soil Conservation Organisation Conference – Brisbane, July 2004
<p>A criterion for identifying the squeezing potential of tunnel is proposed. Tunneling conditions, classified as slightly or non-squeezing, moderately squeezing and highly squeezing, were identified by relating the strength-stress (cr,m/Po) ratio to the development ...
Reference: Fourth International Conrerence on Case Histories in Geotechnical Engineering, St. Louis, Missouri, March 9-12, 1998