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<p>Ground motion effect on a roller-compacted concrete (RCC) dams in the earthquake zone should be taken into account for the most critical conditions. This study presents three-dimensional earthquake response of a RCC dam considering geometrical non-linearity. ...
Reference: Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 12, 2369–2388, 2012
<p>The performance of buried pipes is affected by seismic wave propagation and its incidence due to out-of phase induction motion. In this study, three dimensional finite element models have been employed to evaluate the effect of bend angle and soil mechanical ...
Reference: Pan-Am CGS Geotechnical Conference, 2011
<p>The design of near-surface civil infrastructure requires detailed consideration of the geological/ geotechnical conditions, excavation geometry and sequence, and ground support measures to ensure stability of the underground openings and minimal impact ...
Reference: 2nd International FLAC/DEM Symposium, Melbourne, February 2011, pp. 105-116. D. Sainsbury et al., Eds
<p>The Tugun Bypass Tunnel in Gold Coast, Australia was constructed using diaphragm walls with the top-down cut-and-cover method to allow simultaneous construction of an airport runway extension above the tunnel, whilst excavation of the tunnel continued underneath. ...
Reference: Geotechnical Aspects of Underground Construction in Soft Ground – Ng, Huang & Liu (eds), © 2009 Taylor & Francis Group, London
Many high concrete face rockfill dams (CFRD) have been built in different countries. Russian engineers have been studying the world experience of CFRD design and possibility CFRD construction in the high seismicity regions of Russia. The report considers the ...
Reference: The 14th World Conference on Earthquake Engineering October 12-17, 2008, Beijing, China
At the Palabora Mine, the transition to caving 400 m below the bottom of the 800 m deep pit resulted in a slope failure of the North wall that began in 2003, and is still mobile. This failure can be explained by the daylighting into the cave zone of a prominent ...
Reference: The South African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy, International Symposium on Stability of Rock Slopes in Open Pit Mining and Civil Engineering
The evolution of surface subsidence is an important focus of study above Molycorp, Inc.’s newest block cave at the Questa molybdenum mine near Taos, New Mexico. The case study compares mature glory hole subsidence over the Goathill Orebody and subsidence emerging ...
Reference: The 40th U.S. Symposium on Rock Mechanics (USRMS): Rock Mechanics for Energy, Mineral and Infrastructure Development in the Northern Regions, Anchorage, Alaska, June 25-29, 2005.
<p>Rockfall hazard assessment is a fundamental land planning tool in high mountain area. In this paper, a new rockfall hazard methodology is applied, based on the results of a 3D rockfall numerical model performed through an original simulation code. This ...
Filed under: Rock Mechanics -  Rock Falls
Reference: Mediterranean Storms (Proceedings of the 4th EGS Plinius Conference held at Mallorca, Spain, October 2002)
The subject of this thesis is the verification of a three-dimensional numerical modelling approach for the prediction of settlement damage to masonry buildings due to tunnelling in soft ground. The modelling approach was developed by previous researchers at ...
Reference: A thesis submitted for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy at the University of Oxford, Michaelmas Term 2002