A new approach to rapid 3D mapping of rock mass structure

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The prediction of rock mass behavior is an important task in many engineering projects, as the behavior of rock masses can be controlled by the presence of discontinuities. Being able to map the structure of a rock mass is crucial to understanding its potential behavior. This understanding can positively impact the safety and efficiency of an engineering project. In this research, rock masses were mapped and analyzed using linear mathematical transformations and isometric perspective methods to achieve meaningful three-dimensional (3D) results. The rock mass fracture representation is based on explicit mapping of rock faces. The developed model can improve safety and productivity through its application in the determination and analysis of rock mass structure for geological and geotechnical assessment. Based on the methods explained here, a software system was developed for analyzing the geometric characteristics of discontinuities in a rock mass. In this model, discontinuities in a rock mass can be visualized both individually and in combination, and cross-sections can be generated at any desired location. In addition, intersection lines between discontinuities can be generated as dip direction vectors. The natural structure attained by using this developed model agrees well with field measurements.


National Institute of Disaster Management (NIDM);American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
12th International Conference on Computer Methods and Advances in Geomechanics 2008 -- 1 October 2008 through 6 October 2008 -- Goa -- 93907

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3D mapping., Discontinuity, Isometric perspective, Mathematical transformation, Rock mass


12th International Conference on Computer Methods and Advances in Geomechanics 2008

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