Mine Geotechnical Studies
Point-cloud processing software for geotechnical studies employing proven 3D imaging technologies.
Hexagon equips geotechs with mine investigation software designed to extract geotechnical information from point clouds. For rock mass characterization, important attributes of the geologic structure are extracted from the point clouds, including discontinuity orientation and spacing.
Analysing drillhole data to characterize faults and other structures is essential for geotechs to understand and use rock characterization for mine planning.
Hexagon’s mine geotechnical investigation software allows for quick and easily generated detailed geotechnical information by leveraging point-cloud processing of 3D point cloud data from LIDAR scans and photogrammetry. This includes:
- Cell mapping and pre-rock blast conditions, including in-situ block size and joint spacing
- Cross-sections analysis for slope instability, rockfall modeling and accurate measurement of burden
- Change detection for rockfall and ground movement
For rock mass characterization, important attributes of the geologic structure are extracted from the point clouds, including discontinuity orientation and spacing. The orientation results are plotted on a stereonet and the primary joint sets are determined.
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