Visual Interpretation about the Underground Information using Borehole Camera

휴대용 시추공 카메라를 이용한 지하정보의 가시화 기법

  • 송정기구남 (일본구슈대학 지구자원) ;
  • 정윤영 (서울대학교 지구환경시스템공학부 BK21사업단)
  • Published : 2005.02.01


According to the recent development of measurement system utilizing one or a set of boreholes, visualization of the explored underground became to be a major issue. It induced even the introduction of monitoring apparatuses on the borehole wall with multi-function tool, but the usage of these was often limited by where is unfavorable rock condition and a few of engineers can approach. And so, a portable type of borehole camera with only the essential function has been investigated and a few of commercial models about this is recently being applied into the field condition. This paper was based on the monitoring results obtained using a commercial model by Dr. Nakagawa. Discontinuities in rock mass were the topic for the visualization, and it was studied how can visualize their three dimensional distribution and what a numerical formulation is needed and how to understand the visualization result. The numerical formulation was based on the geometric correlation between the dip direction / dip of discontinuous plane and the trend / plunge of borehole, a set of the equation of a plane was induced. As field application of this into two places, it is found that the above visualization methodology will be especially an useful geotechlical tool for analyzing the local distribution of discontinuities.


a portable borehole camera;orientation of discontinuities;orientation of borehole;equation of a plane;components of vector;visualization


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