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<p>The purpose of this guideline is to assist dam owners to determine the most appropriate consequence of failure classification for dams in their jurisdiction in a manner that is consistent across the province.<br />This guideline is intended to be a companion ...
Filed under: Dam Engineering
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<p>Recent years have witnessed a growing investigation of terrestrial laser scanning (TLS) for monitoring the deformation of tunnels. TLS provides the ability to obtain a more accurate and complete description of the tunnel surfaces, allowing the determination ...
Reference: The International Archives of the Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Spatial Information Sciences, Volume XLII-2/W7, 2017, ISPRS Geospatial Week 2017, 18–22 September 2017, Wuhan, China
<p>Using a dataset of preexisting mapped landslides, we create two maps that provide a firstorder approximation of rockfall susceptibility for the state of New Mexico. In natural hazard assessments, the term 'susceptibility' is used to describe the natural ...
Filed under: Rock Mechanics -  Rock Falls
Reference: New Mexico Bureau of Geology and Mineral Resources Open-file Report 595
<p>A tunnel is an underground passageway, completely enclosed except for openings for egress, commonly at each end. Some tunnels are aqueducts to supply water for consumption or for hydroelectric stations or are sewers. A tunnel project must start with a comprehensive ...
Reference: Imperial Journal of Interdisciplinary Research (IJIR) Vol-3, Issue-5, 2017 ISSN: 2454-1362, http://www.onlinejournal.in
<p>The piezoball, or ball penetrometer with pore pressure measurement, was developed for assessing the geotechnical properties of soft soils, particularly soft seabed sediments where the traditional cone penetrometer can have limitations. The measurement of ...
Reference: Geotechnical and Geophysical Site Characterisation 5 – Lehane, Acosta-Martínez & Kelly (Eds) © 2016 Australian Geomechanics Society, Sydney, Australia, ISBN 978-0-9946261-2-7
<p>In normal design practice one method is chosen from the many available and applied to a site. In this paper two case histories are examined, where there is sufficient information to investigate and compare different design methods, including different methods ...
Reference: Geotechnical and Geophysical Site Characterisation 5 – Lehane, Acosta-Martínez & Kelly (Eds) © 2016 Australian Geomechanics Society, Sydney, Australia, ISBN 978-0-9946261-2-7
<p>Black cotton soil is considered to be problematic soil as it show major volume changes due to change in its moisture content. This volume change cause wide spread damages to building and roads necessitating stabilization of such soil prior to the construction. ...
Reference: AIJREAS VOLUME 1, ISSUE 10 (2016, OCT) (ISSN-2455-6300) ONLINE ANVESHANA’S INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF RESEARCH IN ENGINEERING AND APPLIED SCIENCES
 
<p>The purpose of this Manual is to:<br />1. guide the assessment of the consequence category of all structures constructed as part of<br />activities that require an EA or development approval<br />2. guide the determination of the structures that require ...
Reference: ESR/2016/1933 • Version 5.00 • Effective: 29 MAR 16
<p>A major research project investigating the effect of tunnelling on existing tunnels has been completed at Imperial College London. This subject is always of great concern during the planning and execution of underground tunnelling works in the urban environment. ...
Reference: IOM3 Hong Kong Branch, Underground Design and Construction Conference 2015
<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