Articles | Volume 19, issue 10
Research article
01 Oct 2019
Research article |  | 01 Oct 2019

Stability charts based on the finite element method for underground cavities in soft carbonate rocks: validation through case-study applications

Michele Perrotti, Piernicola Lollino, Nunzio Luciano Fazio, and Mario Parise


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ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (15 Jun 2019) by Heidi Kreibich
AR by Michele Perrotti on behalf of the Authors (19 Jun 2019)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (04 Aug 2019) by Heidi Kreibich
Short summary
Based on stability charts proposed by Perrotti et al. (2018), preliminary assessment of stability/instability of underground quarries in soft carbonate rocks is discussed with reference to six case studies of underground artificial cavities, including three affected by sinkhole failures in the past and three in stable conditions at present. When underground quarries are suitably surveyed and mapped, a quantitative assessment of the stability conditions is possible.
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