Rock mass classification using electrical resistivity-an analytical study

Jun S. Choi, Hee Hwan Ryu, In Mo Lee, Gye Chun Cho

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Abstract

Geophysical prospecting using electrical resistivity is one of the principal methods for subsurface exploration. However, the majority of such application methods are restricted to coarse descriptions of underground conditions. The Q-system is commonly used as a representative rock mass classification system in modern rock engineering. In this paper, electrical resistivity is related to the Q-system through theoretical analyses. The analyses are based on Coulomb's law and Gauss' law considering electrical characteristics of constituent parameters for rock mass classification such as joint thickness, joint condition, joint spacing, intact rock strength, and RQD. The results show that there is a strong correlation between electrical resistivity and rock mass classification.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1411-1414
Number of pages4
JournalKey Engineering Materials
Volume321-323 II
Publication statusPublished - 2006 Oct 12

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Keywords

  • Geophysical prospecting
  • List electrical resistivity
  • Rock mass classification

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  • Chemical Engineering (miscellaneous)
  • Ceramics and Composites

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Rock mass classification using electrical resistivity-an analytical study. / Choi, Jun S.; Ryu, Hee Hwan; Lee, In Mo; Cho, Gye Chun.

In: Key Engineering Materials, Vol. 321-323 II, 12.10.2006, p. 1411-1414.

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Choi, Jun S. ; Ryu, Hee Hwan ; Lee, In Mo ; Cho, Gye Chun. / Rock mass classification using electrical resistivity-an analytical study. In: Key Engineering Materials. 2006 ; Vol. 321-323 II. pp. 1411-1414.
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