Engineering geology

Grouting techniques for the unfavorable geological conditions of Xiang’an subsea tunnel in China

Introduction The geological conditions of subsea tunnels are rather difficult to accurately explore because of the close proximity of an infinite amount of seawater. Therefore subsea tunnels are greatly affected … Read More

Geophysical methods for mapping Quaternary sediment thickness: Application to the Saint-Lary basin (French Pyrenees)

Introduction Mountainous glacial valleys commonly exhibit characteristic parabolic or “U”-shape transverse sections which are extensively studied and discussed in the literature (Augustinus, 1995, Harbor, 1990, Harbor et al., 1988, Hirano … Read More

Rock mechanical modelling of the Bentonite Rock Interaction Experiment, Äspö Hard Rock Laboratory, Sweden

Introduction An important task for a society that aims at sustainability is to be able to conceptualise, characterise and model different geological systems. The ability to transmit and store fluids … Read More

Mapping erosion and deposition in an agricultural landscape: Optimization of UAV image acquisition schemes for SfM-MVS

Introduction Structure-from-motion (SfM) is a photogrammetric technique used to generate a 3D pointcloud from a collection of overlapping 2D images (Carrivick et al., 2016). The SfM process starts with feature … Read More

The weathering of granitic rocks in a hyper-arid and hypothermal environment: A case study from the Sør-Rondane Mountains, East Antarctica

Introduction The weathering process in Antarctica is key to our understanding of the geomorphological processes that take place in hyper-arid and hypothermal environments on Earth. Although rock disintegration and soil … Read More