Android Application Development for Estimating Properties and Preliminary Stability of Rock Mass using Rock Mass Rating and Geological Strength Index

  • Pantawee Pantaweesak Student, Master of Engineering Program in Mining and Materials, Department of Mining and Materials Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Prince of Songkla University
  • Phongpat Sontamino Lecturer, Department of Mining and Materials Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Prince of Songkla University
  • Danupon Tonnayopas Associate Professor, Department of Mining and Materials Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Prince of Songkla University
Keywords: Android application, Rock Mass Rating (RMR), Geological Strength Index (GSI)

Abstract

Rock mass stability is one of the key factors which influence mining and civil engineering operations. Rock mass rating (RMR) and geological strength index (GSI) are very useful classification theories for estimating preliminary rock mass properties and stability with discontinuities analysis. Engineers can plan their work properly and safely if they know the stability of the rock mass. Android smartphone are portable devices that have a microprocessor. PSU-RG Android application was developed for estimating the stability of rock mass using rock mass rating and geological strength index. The application allows users to evaluate rock mass stability instantly in the field. PSU-RG application was verified for reliable and accurate estimations. The application was tested with geological data from other researches (case studies), the results are satisfied.

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Published
2019-03-05
Section
บทความวิจัย