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A 4D filtering and calibration technique for small-scale point cloud change detection with a terrestrial laser scannerDownload
This study presents a point cloud de-noising and calibration approach that takes advantage of point redundancy in both space and time (4D). The purpose is to detect displacements using terrestrial laser scanner data at the sub-mm scale or smaller, similar to radar systems, for the study of very...
A portable tilting table can determine the friction angles of smooth surfaces of discontinuities for the assessment of rock slope stability. The lower bound of tests on sandstones is close to the upper bound of results from surfaces lapped with #80 grit, which give basic friction angles....
Abstract. Assessment of geological hazards in urban areas must integrate geospatial and temporal data, such as complex geology, highly irregular ground surface, fluctuations in pore-water pressure, surface displacements and environmental factors. Site investigation for geological hazard studies...
A 249 day long record of the accelerating creep of a slope of an open-pit coal mine is analyzed, using linear regression, to test four creep laws. The Saito and Zavodni and Broadbent laws did not lead to a satisfactory estimation of the time of failure as a range of times of failure satisfied the...
The Ripley Landslide is one of the smallest among the 12 landslides at the Ashcroft-Thompson River Valley, located approximately 10 km south of Ashcroft, B.C. Since it was first identified in 1951, it has been studied by numerous researchers to understand the kinematics controlling its behaviour....
Abstract: Dissipation of excess pore pressures during piezocone testing in firm to stiff overconsolidated fine-grained soils provides data curves that cannot be interpreted using published theoretical solutions. Available solutions are based on either cavity-expansion or strain-path methods,...
An evaluation of real-time deformation monitoring using motion capture instrumentation and its application in monitoring railway foundationsDownload
The purpose of this study is to evaluate the use of motion capture instrumentation to monitor the response of a railway embankment and the underlying soft peat mire foundation soils to freight train loading. Initial data sets were obtained from the motion capture system, called the...
Abstract: Engineering judgment and reliance on factors of safety have been the conventional tools for dealing with soil heterogeneity in geotechnical practice. This paper presents a review of recent advances in treating soil variability. It presents the implications of geostatistical techniques...
Abstract: The paper presents the results obtained in the finite element simulation of 8 years of construction of a section of Syncrude's tailings dyke, which is located in northern Alberta and has been used to store oil sand mining waste. The site investigation for the construction of this dyke...
Basic friction angles of the Paleozoic carbonate rocks of Kananaskis Country, west of Calgary, Canada were determined on a tilting table to range from 21.5° to 41.3°. The basic friction angles of carbonate rocks with impurity contents under 10% increase with calcite content and grain size. Clay...