Geological modelling for site characterization using sufficient and insufficient subsurface exploration data: lesson learned from case histories

702001-100704-502-B
Author : Abd Rashid Jaapar
Publication : Bulletin of the Geological Society of Malaysia
Page : 309-314
Volume Number : 45
DOI : https://doi.org/10.7186/bgsm45200247

Bulletin of the Geological Society of Malaysia, Volume 45, May 2002, pp. 309 – 314

 

Geological modelling for site characterization using sufficient and insufficient subsurface exploration data: lesson learned from case histories

Abd. Rasid Jaapar

Soils & Foundations Sdn Bhd, 23, Jalan Desa, Taman Desa, Off Jalan Kelang Lama, 58100 Kuala Lumpur

 

Abstract: Where good quality data have been obtained from careful supervision of subsurface exploration program, it is essential that the exact geological conditions be carefully analyzed. Without this it is impossible to check the design assumptions or to apply the results to a similar situation elsewhere. This paper presents the use of geological modelling for civil engineering projects. The modelling is useful for any layman involved in engineering to understand the geological conditions, thus hinder all the surprises during the construction stage. It also useful for understanding geological and deposition process for prediction of the history of the ground. However, modelling must be made precisely. Insufficient data must not be treated as sufficient.

https://doi.org/10.7186/bgsm45200247