STUDY OF THE EFFECT OF EXCAVATION TECHNIQUE ON ROCK SLOPE STABILITY AND SLOPE MAINTENANCE COSTS AT TWO LOCATIONS IN SCOTLAND

Rock excavations at two localities in Scotland have been examined to establish the relationship between the technique of excavation and stability in the final face. Maintenance data have also been collected and whole life costs for different techniques of excavation calculated and compared. The results indicate that the instability induced into the face by the technique of excavation has added considerably to the maintenance costs. Pre-splitting is advocated as a method of minimizing remedial and maintenance costs when blasting is necessary. (A) For the covering abstract see IRRD 877168.

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    THE GEOLOGICAL SOCIETY PUBLISHING HOUSE, UNIT 7

    BRASSMILL ENTERPRISE CENTRE, BRASSMILL LANE
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  • Authors:
    • ROSS, D G
    • REEVES, G M
  • Publication Date: 1995

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  • Accession Number: 00722408
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • ISBN: 1-897799-28-4
  • Files: ITRD
  • Created Date: Jun 28 1996 12:00AM