Engineering geology

3D Electrical Resistivity Imaging (ERI) for subsurface evaluation in pre-engineering construction site investigation

Introduction The success of engineering structures which are directly established on the surface of the earth is among other factors dependent on the support offered by the foundation materials that … Read More

Automatic correction and simplification of geological maps and cross-sections for numerical simulations

Introduction Geological models honoring subsurface data are central objects involved in a wide spectrum of applications (Ringrose and Bentley, 2015). A model, whether it be three dimensional or two dimensional, … Read More

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