Bedrock parameters of natural surfaces differing from those of excavated road cuts

Kristy Straits-Tröster, Julie A. Fields, Steven B. Wilkinson, Rajesh Pahwa, Kelly E. Lyons, William C. Koller, Alexander I. Tröster

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Abstract

Engineering geological observations and measurements were carried out in road-cut excavations in a migmatitic Precambrian belt in southern Finland. Both the degree of weathering and the fracture frequency observed on the natural exposed surfaces were less than those observed on the excavated rock faces. The paper draws attention to the necessity for caution when making inferences on the likely fracture spacing and weathering based on rock outcrops.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)103-108
Number of pages6
JournalBulletin of Engineering Geology and the Environment
Volume60
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2001

Keywords

  • Bedrock
  • Excavation
  • Fracture frequency
  • Migmatite
  • Precambrian
  • Weathering

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology
  • Geology

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    Straits-Tröster, K., Fields, J. A., Wilkinson, S. B., Pahwa, R., Lyons, K. E., Koller, W. C., & Tröster, A. I. (2001). Bedrock parameters of natural surfaces differing from those of excavated road cuts. Bulletin of Engineering Geology and the Environment, 60(2), 103-108. https://doi.org/10.1007/s100640000094