The importance of former quarry rock slope assessment for sustainable infastructure development

Hamzah Hussin, Tajul Anuar Jamaluddin, Nurhazren Fauzi

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Abstract

Former quarry sites have become a privileged site for infrastructure development due to their restricted locations in hilly areas as they are isolated from the hectic urban life. Besides, the quarry floors are chosen for reclamation and earthworks because of the good transportation networks, relatively flat and sound bedrock of the quarry. However, rock slope face form during quarry operation has high potential for hazard because of instability issues. The nature of rock slopes which have overhangs, loose block, height, have poor accessibility, do not have any bench and do not have proper mitigation measures can cause problems. Rock slope stability assessment conducted showed that rock slopes have the potential for multiple failures either in planar, wedge, toppling or combination between these failures. Field mapping has verified this potential failure in the field. The classification of rock mass using rock mass classification (RMR) indicated that the rock mass can be categorised as fair.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2703-2709
Number of pages7
JournalARPN Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences
Volume12
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 1 Apr 2017

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Keywords

  • Former quarry site
  • Rock mass rating
  • Rock slope assessment

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The importance of former quarry rock slope assessment for sustainable infastructure development. / Hussin, Hamzah; Jamaluddin, Tajul Anuar; Fauzi, Nurhazren.

In: ARPN Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Vol. 12, No. 8, 01.04.2017, p. 2703-2709.

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