Engineering geology

Geostructural stability assessment of cave using rock surface discontinuity extracted from terrestrial laser scanning point cloud

Introduction Rocks naturally begin as lateral bedding of sedimentary layers (Oberender and Plan, 2015). However, under the action of tectonic stress, rock folds and fractures, resulting in discontinuous rock mass … Read More

Rock mechanics for design of Brisbane tunnels and implications of recent thinking in relation to rock mass strength

Introduction Three significant road tunnels have been constructed in Brisbane, Australia, over the last 12 years, namely the CLEM7 (formerly North-South Bypass Tunnel), Airport Link (APL) and Legacy Way (LW) … Read More

Dam safety assessment using 2D electrical resistivity geophysical survey and geological mapping

Introduction Safety assessment test on civil engineering constructions such as dams, tunnels, and bridges is a necessary endeavor to forestall sudden failure and collapse of engineering infrastructure. The mechanical properties … Read More

Applying rock mass classifications to carbonate rocks for engineering purposes with a new approach using the rock engineering system

Introduction During the preliminary design stages of a project, information on rock masses, in terms of strength, deformability, in situ stress and hydrologic characteristics, is not greatly detailed, and the … Read More

Numerical modeling of deep-seated landslides interacting with man-made structures

Introduction Deep-seated landslides (generally referred to as deep-seated gravity slope deformations, DSGSDs) are large mass movements. They are found in most rock types, with discontinuous and poorly defined lateral boundaries, … Read More