Using LIDAR in Highway Rock Cuts

LIDAR is a relatively new technology that is being used in many aspects of geology and engineering, including researching the potential for rock falls on highway rock cuts. At Missouri University of Science and Technology the authors are developing methods for remotely measuring joint orientations and quantifying the raveling process. Measuring joint orientations along highways remotely is safer, more accurate, and can result in larger and more accurate data sets, including measurements from otherwise inaccessible areas. Measuring the nature of rock raveling will provide the data needed to begin the process of modeling the rock raveling process.


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Media Info

  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Features: Figures; Photos; References;
  • Pagination: pp 135-147
  • Monograph Title: Proceedings of the 63rd Annual Highway Geology Symposium (HGS 2012)

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  • Accession Number: 01661538
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 28 2018 9:34AM