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Document ID (ISN)106442
CIS number 07-457
ISBN(s) 978-2-89631-045-6
Year 2006
Convention or series no. Etudes et Recherches R-439
Author(s) Payeur M., Corthésy R., Leite M.H.
Title Detection of boulder movement by digital imaging
Original title Détection des mouvements de blocs rocheux par imagerie numérique [in French]
Bibliographic information Institut de recherche Robert-Sauvé en santé et en sécurité du travail du Québec (IRSST), 505 boul. de Maisonneuve Ouest, Montreal (Quebec) H3A 3C2, Canada, 2006. iii, 36p. Illus. 27 ref. Price: CAD 7.42. Downloadable version (PDF format) free of charge.
Internet access http://www.irsst.qc.ca/files/documents/PubIRSST/R-439.pdf [in French]
Abstract Close to half of all fatalities and more than 12% of accidents in underground mines are caused by falls of bedrock. These rock falls are usually preceded by displacements that are almost impossible to detect visually. The aim of this project was to develop an affordable system, based on existing high-resolution digital photography and image-processing software, that detects rock-wall displacements by comparing digital images of the walls of mine galleries at different times. This allows high-risk zones to be identified and appropriate preventive measures to be applied.
Descriptors (primary) falls of rock; photographic methods of detection; underground mining
Descriptors (secondary) report; computer applications; description of technique; collapse
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Country / State or ProvinceCanada
Subject(s) Mines and quarries
Broad subject area(s) Mechanical hazards, transport
Browse category(ies) Natural phenomena