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Geomechanical Applications

Geomechanical Applications

Excavation of underground openings is a difficult job in a challenging environment. Advanced instrumentation and monitoring methods allow these openings to be excavated and maintained safely and efficiently. Current research includes:

  • Digital photogrammetry and novel instrumentation for ground control monitoring
  • Time-lapse passive tomographic imaging using induced seismicity
  • Geomechanical numerical modeling
  • Ground control design and surface deformations

Faculty working in this area: Nino RipepiErik WestmanMario Karfakis

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