Engineering geology

Application of laser scanning for rock mass characterization and discrete fracture network generation in an underground limestone mine

Introduction According to the Mine Health and Safety Administration (MSHA), between 2006 and 2016, the underground stone mining industry had the highest fatality rate in 4 out of 10 years, compared … Read More

Identification of Rock Slope Discontinuity Sets from Laser Scanner and Photogrammetric Point Clouds: a Comparative Analysis

Introduction Characterization of rock masses requires the acquisition of information, which has traditionally been collected by means of fieldwork, using a compass and a tape. Collection of data by means … Read More

Borehole monitoring of thermo-hydro-mechanical rock slope processes adjacent to an actively retreating glacier

Introduction Retreating glaciers induce progressive damage in rock slopes, leading to long-term strength degradation, and ultimately rock slope failure (Augustinus, 1995; Ballantyne, 2002; McColl, 2012). Several hydro- and thermo-mechanical mechanisms … Read More

3D representation of geological observations in underground mine workings of the Upper Silesian Coal Basin

Introduction Mapping underground mine workings means following their definition and presenting rock complexity revealed by the mine workings in a graphical form. Methods of mapping individual mine workings differ, because … Read More