(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2008)

Document title

Innovative applications of laser scanning and rapid prototype printing to rock breakdown experiments

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

BOURKE M. (1) ; VILES H. (2) ; NICOLI J. (3) ; LYEW-AYEE P. (4) ; GHENT R. (5) ; HOLMLUND J. (3) ;
(1) Planetary Science Inst., Tucson, ETATS-UNIS
(2) School of Geography and the Environment, Oxford University, Oxford, ROYAUME-UNI
(3) Western Mapping, Tucson, ETATS-UNIS
(4) Univ. of the West Indies, Mona Geoinformatics Inst., Kingston, JAMAIQUE
(5) Dept. of Geology, Univ., Toronto, CANADA


The AA. present the novel application of 2 technologies for use in rock breakdown experiments, i.e. close-range, ground-based 3D triangulation scanning and rapid prototype printing. These techniques aid analyses of form-process interactions across the range of scales relevant to breakdown. This is achieved through the creation of DEMs and the production of more realistically-shaped experimental blocks. The AA. illustrate the use of these techniques, alongside appropriate data analysis routines, in experiments designed to investigate the persistence of fluvially-derived features in the face of subsequent wind abrasion and weathering. These techniques have a range of potential applications in experimental field and lab-based geomorphic studies beyond those specifically outlined here


Article of periodic

published at : Earth surface processes and landforms / ISSN 0197-9337 / CODEN ESPLDB

Editor : Wiley, Chichester - ROYAUME-UNI (1981)

Millesime : 2008, vol. 33, no10 [pp. 1614-1621]

Bibliographic references : 1 p.

Collation : 5 fig., 1 tabl.



INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 17355

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