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Geophysical investigations to assess the extent of disturbance in excavated rock faces at hinkley point C

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication23rd European Meeting of Environmental and Engineering Geophysics
Publisher or commissioning bodyEuropean Association of Geoscientists and Engineers, EAGE
ISBN (Electronic)9789462822238
DatePublished - 1 Jan 2017
Event23rd European Meeting of Environmental and Engineering Geophysics - Malmo, Sweden
Duration: 3 Sep 20177 Sep 2017

Conference

Conference23rd European Meeting of Environmental and Engineering Geophysics
CountrySweden
CityMalmo
Period3/09/177/09/17

Abstract

Initial field trials to investigate the potential for seismic surveys to estimate the extent of damage caused during slope excavation and to estimate a disturbance factor show that a velocity contrast due weathering/disturbance effects in a cliff face is detectable with an active seismic survey with geophones attached to the face. Modelling results confirm the resolution of the method and the experimental set-up is being deployed to monitor excavated faces at Hinkley Point C construction site.

Event

23rd European Meeting of Environmental and Engineering Geophysics

Duration3 Sep 20177 Sep 2017
CityMalmo
CountrySweden

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