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<p>This paper describes the results of a study to characterize discontinuities of chalk quarry faces ""Monte Tondo"" in Riolo Terme (Italy) by means of 3D laser scanning and at the same time to compare survey techniques data traditionally.</p>
Reference: Vol. 13, Bundle H
The 30 M m<sup>3</sup> rockslide that occurred on the east face of Turtle Mountain in the Crowsnest Pass area (Alberta) in 1903 is one of the most famous landslides in the world. In this paper, the structural features of the South part of Turtle Mountain are ...
Reference: 4th Canadian Conference on Geohazards : From Causes to Management, J. Locat, D. Perret, D. Turmel, D. Demers et S. Leroueil
The Clanwilliam Landslide, April 2nd 1999, occurred on a south facing slope above Clanwilliam Lake, approximately 13 km west of Revelstoke, B.C. The landslide is located near the western margin of the Shuswap Metamorphic Complex and a major tectonic structure ...
Reference: 4th Canadian Conference on Geohazards : From Causes to Management, J. Locat, D. Perret, D. Turmel, D. Demers et S. Leroueil
In this paper detailed engineering geological characterization and performance observations were carried out at the site of the Kallat tunnel in the north east of Iran. Numerical modeling studies (FEM and DEM) based on mapped field data and laboratory data, ...
Reference: IAEG2006 Paper number 809
<p>In this paper an overview is given of a series of classification systems used for rock slope stability analyses.</p>
Reference: ISRM EUROCK:2002, Portugal, Madeira, Funchal, 25-28 November 2002
Soil-infilled discontinuities adversely influence the stability of rockmass, because, the infi ll materials especially when saturated, drastically reduce the shear strength. The angle of shearing resistance of a discontinuity decreases significantly for increasing ...
Reference: IACMAG 2011 – Melbourne, Australia, 9–11 May 2011
Sandsloot open pit is located on the northern limb of the Bushveld Igneous Complex. It is the largest open pit platinum mine in the world. Three major joint sets have been recognized at Sandsloot, which are related to the regional tectonic history. They have ...
Reference: International Journal of Rock Mechanics & Mining Sciences 38 (2001)
Underground stone mining is an emerging sector of the U.S. mining industry. As this expansion takes mines under deeper cover, and as more efficient mining methods are utilized, effective stone pillar design methods will become even more important. Current ...
Reference: Inst Min Metall, Trans, Sect A: Min Ind, 1999 Dec
Kinematics plays a very important role in the behavior of landslides in discontinuous media. Discontinuous Deformation Analysis (DDA) is introduced as a technique that allows a realistic incorporation of kinematics in routine analyses.
Reference: II Panamerican Symposium on Landslides, Rio de Janeiro, Nov. 10-14th, 1997
A rock mass is a material quite different from other structural materials used in civil engineering. It is heterogeneous and quite often discontinuous, but is one of the materials in the earth's crust, which is most used in man's construction. This chapter ...
Reference: RMi – a rock mass characterization system for rock engineering purposes. PhD thesis, Oslo University, Norway, 1995, 400 p