Measurement management of rock slope monitoring using DDA

S. Nishiyama, Y. Ohnishi, M. Ryu, S. Hagiwara, T. Shimauchi, H. Hamasaki, S. Miki, T. Sasaki, N. Minakata

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The prediction of slope failures and landslides and the prevention of resultant damages require the establishment of sound slope behavior monitoring technique. Recently, the measurement technique greatly progresses, for example by using measurement equipment called MEMS (Micro Electro Mechanical Systems) utilizing nanotechnology and vision metrology. However, in the measurement for rock slopes, it is difficult to estimate slope behavior from measurement results because every risky location of a rock slope has a specific failure mode, and we cannot fully avoid or minimize the damage caused by slope hazards. This paper presents an example of monitoring of rock slopes using a combination of state-of-the-art instrumentation using MEMS technology and the warning criterion simulated by DDA analysis. This paper argues that the proposed system can serve as an effective method to eliminate slope hazards Asian countries are facing.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationFrontiers of Discontinuous Numerical Methods and Practical Simulations in Engineering and Disaster Prevention
PublisherCRC Press
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781315849287
ISBN (Print)9781138001107
Publication statusPublished - Aug 12 2013

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)


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