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Publications tagged with [rock discontinuities]

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Three dimensional laser scanning, also known as Light Detection and Ranging (LiDAR) has quickly been expanding in its applications in the field of geological engineering due to its ability to rapidly acquire highly accurate three dimensional positional data. ...
Reference: A thesis submitted to the Department of Geological Sciences and Geological Engineering In conformity with the requirements for the degree of Master of Applied Science
The paper presents the kinematics of rock instability of a high limestone promontory, where the Monemvasia historical site is situated, in Peloponnese in Southern Greece. The instability phenomena poses a significant threat to the town located at the base of ...
Filed under: Rock Mechanics -  Rock Falls
Reference: Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 12, 1823–1836, 2012
Considerable practical knowledge and effective use of empirical evidence is required in the design of tunnel support systems. In many instances, it is unclear how individual support elements interact with fractured rock and which elements of the support system ...
Reference: 6th International Symposium on Ground Support in Mining and Civil Engineering Construction, Edrs: T. R. Stacey and D. F. Malan
Population growth frequently causes expansion of urban populations and associated transportation facilities onto formerly uninhabited slopes, where naturally occurring and constructed rock faces present potential hazards from rock fall and rock face instability. ...
Filed under: Rock Mechanics -  Rock Falls
Reference: The 10th IAEG International Congress, Nottingham, United Kingdom, 6-10 September 2006, Paper number 404
In order to enhance the detection of prospective rock falls in calcareous cliffs, 25 rock falls have been described in a more detailed way than for an inventory. They are representative of middle size rock falls (10 to 100,000 m3) occurring in the French Subalpine ...
Filed under: Rock Mechanics -  Rock Falls
Reference: Engineering Geology 86 (2006) 256–270
All the hilltops of the city of Athens are occupied by the formation of "Tourkovounia" Limestones. Some of the most important monuments in the city and also many residential areas are founded on these formations. The world renowned monument of Acropolis, the ...
Reference: The 10th IAEG International Congress, Nottingham, United Kingdom, 6-10 September 2006, Paper number 794
<p>In dam rock foundations, grouting is performed to improve water-tightness and reinforce weak parts. It is difficult to accurately estimate the improvements brought about by grouting, because the grouting is applied in the rock mass where it is not visible. ...
Reference: 4th Asian Rock Mechanics Simposium (ARMS2006)
<p>The text that follows is a comprehensive reference work on all aspects of rock slope engineering and, while it embodies all the original concepts of my work, it expands on these and introduces a significant amount of new material, for both mining and civil ...
Reference: Taylor & Francis e-Library, 2005.
<p>Based on the assumption that major class of rock instabilities are created by discontinuities, a method is proposed to estimate the fracture density by means of a digital elevation model (DEM). By using the mean orientation, the mean spacing and the mean ...
Reference: Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences (2004) 4: 83–93
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