Technical skill sheet

Risks associated with the soil and sub-soil : Natural hazards

  • Centre of research : MINES ParisTech, Gosciences
  • Prestation : Advice, assessment, training - Research and Development

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- Study of factors of predisposition of catchment areas - Study of factors that trigger of mud flows - Study of the destabilisation of slopes by landslides associated with of mud flows - Analysis of buoyant convection of great amplitude - Analysis of the effects on site in seismic context - Analysis of the phenomena of shrinkage-swelling of clays

Risks associated with the soil and sub-soil : post mining - Risks of surface instability of surface or resumption of subsidence - Environmental impact studies post-exploitation and management of sites after closure - Study of saline cavities : development of new rheological laws


- Internal geophysics, geology_

- Civil engineering, construction materials


Digital resources : - Isatis software : geostatistical techniques - Deployment of the geostatistical library in the RGeoS programme (developed on the R platform)

Characterisation and experimental resources : - Microscopy resources : scanning electron microscope, X-ray diffractometers, electronic micro-probe and ionic micro-probe - Petrophysical equipment (porosimeters, permeameters) - Equipment for soil and rock mechanics - Equipment associated with the study of the mechanical and hydraulic fragmentation of rocks - Equipment associated with the drilling for oil - Water analysis laboratories