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Publications tagged with [hazard assessment]

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<p>A hazard assessment has been performed on rock slopes impending over a segment of the Taorminese Road, which connects two popular tourist destinations in northeastern Sicily: the urban centers of Taormina and Castelmola. The road crosses steep rock slopes ...
Filed under: Rock Mechanics -  Rock Falls
Reference: Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 14, 2735–2748, 2014
<p>A site in Ch&acirc;teauguay, south of Montr&eacute;al, Qu&eacute;bec, Canada, was investigated as part of the design of a significant infrastructure project. A loose marine silt layer present at the site was found to be susceptible to liquefaction using ...
Reference: Second European Conference on Earthquake Engineering and Seismology, Istanbul Aug. 25-29, 2014
In this paper, a loss estimation evaluation for Christchurch CBD, with focus on reinforced concrete (RC) buildings, is conducted with the main aim to improve the reliability of current procedures to support the aforementioned decision-making process. Comparisons ...
Reference: NZSEE Annual Technical Conference & AGM, 13-15 April 2012, Christchurch
In this paper deterministic seismic hazard analysis was performed for the city of Corinth.
Reference: JOURNAL OF THE BALKAN GEOPHYSICAL SOCIETY, Vol. 14, No. 1, March 2011
This paper is about the toxicity tests that are now incorporated into landfill hazard assessment. Toxicity of leachate in a lagoon draining the Aba- Eku landfill, Ibadan, Nigeria was investigated using bioassays.
Reference: Advances in Applied Science Research, 2011, 2 (2): 450-460
Rock fall hazard assessment and hazard mapping are essential for the risk management of vulnerable areas. This paper analyses some issues concerning fragmental rock fall hazard mapping methodologies.
Filed under: Rock Mechanics -  Rock Falls
Reference: Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 9, 1095–1109, 2009
<p>The occurrence of hazard events in geotechnical practice is often associated with geotechnical uncertainties. To prevent hazard events from happening or reduce the impacts of their consequence, sources of geotechnical uncertainties need to be identified ...
Reference: Geotechnical Aspects of Underground Construction in Soft Ground – Ng, Huang & Liu (eds), © 2009 Taylor & Francis Group, London
Purpose of the commentaryThe Commentary has been prepared to:• Provide background notes to explain the reasons for adopting theprovisions of the guideline.• Elaborate on some parts of the guideline• Provide references for additional reading.The commentary ...
Reference: Engineering Geology 102 (2008) 99–111
Prediction of the runout distance of a debris flow is an important element in the delineation of potentially hazardous areas on alluvial fans and for the siting of mitigation structures. Existing runout estimation methods rely on input parameters that are ...
Reference: Engineering Geology 98 (2008) 29–40
Canadian railways are exposed to various ground hazards because of the diverse geographic regions of the country. Keegan (2007) analysed these hazards and proposed hazard scenarios to evaluate the influence of these hazards on railway operations. Process modelling ...
Reference: 4th Canadian Conference on Geohazards : From Causes to Management, J. Locat, D. Perret, D. Turmel, D. Demers et S. Leroueil