Laser Scanning (LIDAR)
QuarryDesign has invested in a long-range high definition laser (LiDAR) scanner from Optech and has additionally purchased bespoke point cloud discontinuity analysis software to enable these data to be safely collected and interpreted.
In recognition of the fact that the Quarries Regulations require all excavations to be “designed” and hence require that discontinuity data be collected, but at the same time recognising that obtaining this data by traditional methods could contravene the Work at Height Regulations; QuarryDesign has invested in a long-range high definition laser (LiDAR) scanner from Optech and has additionally purchased bespoke point cloud discontinuity analysis software to enable these data to be safely collected and interpreted.
Use of this equipment enables detailed face mapping to be undertaken from up to 1,700m away (upon a material with 80% reflectance) with the resultant point cloud being interrogated with the bespoke software to determine discontinuity orientations, roughness and persistence. These data can then be used in a range of software to geotechnically assess quarry faces and tips. QuarryDesign have all the relevant equipment, software and expertise to do this and are thus able to produce an industry tailored and cost effective solution.
QuarryDesign are able to provide your Company with quarrying specific solutions featuring:
- Rapid, safe and accurate data collection (from the quarry periphery)
- Stitched scans and exportation of break-lines as a DTM survey (LSS)
- Kinematic analyses (Planar, Wedge or Toppling failure potential)
- Deterministic and probabilistic planar and wedge failure analyses (providing Factors of Safety and likelihood of failure for that F.o.S)
- Accurate monitoring of the rate of slope and tip deformation
- Calculation of slope and tip stability
- Monitoring rates of wind erosion on sand faces
- Exportation of highly detailed face profiles for rock-fall analyses