(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2014)

Document title

Terrestrial laser scanning of rock slope instabilities

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

ABELLÁN A. (1) ; OPPIKOFER T. (2) ; JABOYEDOFF M. (1) ; ROSSER N.J. (3) ; LIM M. (4) ; LATO M.J. (5) ;
(1) Center for Research on Terrestrial Environment (CRET). Fac. of Geosciences and Environment, Univ., Lausanne, SUISSE
(2) Geological Survey of Norway (NGU), Trondheim, NORVEGE
(3) Inst. of Hazard, Risk and Resilience, Univ., Durham, ROYAUME-UNI
(4) School of Built and Natural Environment, Northumbria Univ., Newcastle upon Tyne, ROYAUME-UNI
(5) RockSense GeoSolutions Inc., Ottawa, CANADA


Key insights into the use of terrestrial laser scanning (TLS) in rock slope investigations include : 1) the capability of remotely obtaining the orientation of slope discontinuities; 2) the possibility to monitor rock slopes which allows not only the accurate quantification of rockfall rates across wide areas but also the spatio-temporal modelling of rock slope deformation with an unprecedented level of detail. Studying rock slopes using TLS presents a series of key challenges, from accounting for the fractal character of rock surface to detecting the precursory deformation that may help in the future prediction of rock failures. Further investigation on the development of new algorithms for point cloud filtering, segmentation, feature extraction, deformation tracking and change detection will significantly improve our understanding on how rock slopes behave and evolve. Perspectives include the use of new 3D sensing devices and the adaptation of techniques and methods recently developed in other disciplines as robotics and 3D computer-vision to rock slope instabilities research


Article of periodic

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

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

Millesime : 2014, vol. 39, no1 [pp. 80-97]

Bibliographic references : 4 p.

Collation : 6 fig., 2 tabl.



INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 17355

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