Risk in rock engineering

Research scope

The general principles of dealing with risk are applied to rock engineering to describe the uncertainties related to fractures/joints and to analyze rock slope stability. This domain overlaps with risk assessment and analysis in engineering geology and in tunneling.

Related publications

Kveldsvik, V., Einstein, H.H., Nilsen, B., and Blikra, L.H. (2009). Numerical analysis of the 650,000 m2 Åknes rock slope based on measured displacements and geotechnical data. Rock Mechanics and Rock Engineering, 42, 689. doi:10.1007/s00603-008-0005-1

Einstein, H.H. (2008). Reducing uncertainty through updating – from experiments to the observational method. In: Proceedings of the 11th ISRM Congress, 9-13 July, Lisbon, Portugal. ISRM-11CONGRESS-2007-294

Einstein, H.H. (2003). Uncertainty in rock mechanics and rock engineering – then and now. In: Proceedings of 10th ISRM Congress, 8-12 September, Sandton, South Africa. ISRM-10CONGRESS-2003-048