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<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>Flow-like landslides are rapidly moving fluid&ndash;solid mixtures that can cause significant destruction along paths that run far from their original sources. Existing models for run out prediction and motion simulation of flow-like landslides have many ...
Reference: Geophys. J. Int. (2015) 201, 1534–1544, GJI Geodynamics and tectonics
<p>The pull- out strength of the reinforcement has a significant role on the function of the most reinforced soil structures. Since the coarse grain soils have a better interaction with the reinforcement, they are mostly used in these structures. In most situations, ...
Reference: Amirkabir Journal of Science & Research (Civil & Environmental Engineering) (AJSR - CEE), Amirkabir University of Technology (Tehran Polytechnic) Vol. 46, No. 2, Winter 2014, pp. 27- 29
<p>Following an overview of pertinent literature, this paper presents a new methodology for estimating seismic coefficients for the performance-based design of earth dams and tall embankments. The methodology is based on statistical regression of (decoupled) ...
Reference: Soil Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering 01/2014; 56:57–73. DOI
Xu B. , Lu Q. et al.  
<p>The Yanghuya tailings dam, which is located in the city of Zibo, China, exposes the residential area below the dam to a high level of flood debris risk, and, as such, the stability of the tailings dam was evaluated. The seismic stability of the tailings ...
Reference: Environmental & Engineering Geoscience, Vol. XX, No. 4, November 2014, pp. 371–391
<p style="text-align: justify;">The LKAB Malmberget Mine is mined using sublevel caving. This mining method is cost-effective but results in successive caving of the host rock and mining-induced ground deformations. Consequently, re-locations of residential ...
Reference: Journal of Earth Sciences and Geotechnical Engineering, vol. 3, no. 4, 2013, 147-173 ISSN: 1792-9040 (print), 1792-9660 (online) Scienpress Ltd, 2013
<p>Observations of the performance of many different types of retaining structures in recent earthquakes show that failures of retaining structures, including braced excavation supports and basement walls, are rare even if the structures were not designed ...
Reference: STATE OF CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION TECHNICAL REPORT 65A0367
A case study is presented using Northparkes Mine microseismic (MS) events located by forward calculating P- and S-wave travel times using ray-tracing and wavefront construction techniques through velocity structures that mimic heterogeneity and damage in the ...
Reference: Proceedings 6th Int. Conference and Exhibition on Mass Mining, Massmin 2012. Sudbury, Ontario, Canada, June 10-14 2012.
This dissertation contributes to the improvement of the predictive accuracy of the impact capacity of rockfall protection galleries and to the establishment of a performance-based design procedure for these structures. Furthermore, it facilitates the understanding ...
Filed under: Rock Mechanics -  Rock Falls
Reference: Institute of Structural Engineering Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich
This paper examines two-phase flow in porous media with heterogeneous capillary pressure functions. This problem has received very little attention in the literature, and constitutes a challenge for numerical discretization, since saturation discontinuities ...
Reference: International Journal of Numerical Analysis & Modeling;2012, Vol. 9 Issue 3, p505