Determination of discontinuity traces on inaccessible rock slopes using electronic tacheometer: An example from the Ikizdere (Rize) Region, Turkey

Bulut F., Tudes S.

ENGINEERING GEOLOGY, vol.44, pp.229-233, 1996 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 44
  • Publication Date: 1996
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/s0013-7952(96)00070-1
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.229-233
  • Karadeniz Technical University Affiliated: No


Discontinuity traces on inaccessible steep rock slopes cannot be measured in detail by means of conventional techniques. However, because the data obtained from discontinuity traces are used as parameters in engineering projects such traces must be determined precisely. This study shows that discontinuity traces on inaccessible rock slopes can be studied in detail by means of a recently developed computerised electronic tacheometer (total station) and shows a field application.