Engineering geology

Application of geotechnical and geophysical field measurements in an active alpine environment

Introduction The Meretschibach catchment (Fig. 1), situated in the Swiss Alps, canton Valais, near the village of Agarn (620 m.a.s.l.), has been investigated due to dynamic processes of erosion, deposition … Read More

Hydrogeological hazards and weather events: Triggering and evolution of shallow landslides

Introduction Most hydrogeological instability phenomena have a recurrent nature: they have already occurred in the past, in the same sites, often with equal or higher intensity. Landslides are a case … Read More

Slope Design and Implementation in Open Pit Mines: Geological and Geomechanical Approach

Introduction Slopes of mines and quarries, some of which may reach several hundred meters deep, must be regarded as “geotechnical works” in the sense that we speak of mine works … Read More

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