Engineering geology

Developing 3-D mine-scale geomechanical models in complex geological environments, as applied to the Kiirunavaara Mine

Introduction Mining induced rock mass behaviour is a result of the interaction between the mining and geological environments. An understanding of the role of 3-D geomechanical characteristics in rock mass … Read More

3D ground-use optimisation for sustainable urban development planning: A case-study from Earls Court, London, UK

Introduction: research context and objectives Cities provide opportunities for economic growth, cultural and social development and scientific and technological innovation. Yet they have often developed without coordination and integration of … Read More

Characterisation of karst hydrogeology in Western Ireland using geophysical and hydraulic modelling techniques

Introduction Methods of hydrogeological investigation for karst catchments have long been established. Traditional techniques include tracers (Baedke and Krothe, 2000, Goldscheider et al., 2008), spring hydrograph analysis (Fiorillo, 2009) and … Read More

Mapping interactions between geology, subsurface resource exploitation and urban development in transforming cities using InSAR Persistent Scatterers: Two decades of change in Florence, Italy

Introduction Cities are vital anthropogenic settings changing in time in response to the needs of the living communities, and their use of the local natural environment and resources. Processes involved … Read More

An integrated multiscale approach for characterization of rock masses subjected to tunnel excavation

Introduction An in-depth knowledge of the geological aspects of the area in which a tunnel will be excavated is fundamental for optimizing the layout. In fact, costs, duration of the … Read More

Human-induced landslide on a high cut slope: a case of repeated failures due to multi-excavation

Introduction Human activity has been recognized as an important triggering factor that leads to many landslides (Turner and Schuster, 1996, Huang and Chan, 2004, Erginal et al., 2008, Ayalew et … Read More