Current research activities in the engineering geology group of the Technische Universität München - an overview:
Abrasivity testing (Cerchar & LCPC Test); drill and blast, roadheader cutting, TBM boring; performance and wear analysis and prognosis.
Stability problems, rock mass characterization and classification. Especially: processes of weathering, swelling behaviour and problems induced by high insitu-stress conditions (see also next topic).
Rock and soil testing in the laboratory; investigations on non-durable and swelling rock material. Application in tunnelling, rock engineering and landslides.
In rock and soil - causes, processes and mitigation measures; development of a continuous 3D monitoring system with time domain reflectometry.
As per recent agreement (Jan 2008) between LMU & TUM research and teaching in hydrogeology and the hydrological side of geothermal energy will be focused at the TUM. More details to follow!
Sedimentology: Mapping assignments of the Bavarian Geological Survey; Tectonics and geomechanics of the Northern Calcareous Alps; Structure and development of the Bavarian Forest.
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