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RAS index as tool to predict sinkhole failures in limestone areas in Malaysia

Ali, Nazri (2009) RAS index as tool to predict sinkhole failures in limestone areas in Malaysia. In: Jurnal ESTEEM (Engineering), UiTM Pulau Pinang, 2009, Pulau Pinang.

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Abstract

Sinkhole is a costly recurring problem faced by many countries such as Malaysia especially within areas having limestone with underground cavities as the bedrock. In major sinkhole failures, economic losses or damages of properties and loss oflives occurred. In this study, the seven days rainfall data before a sinkhole failure occurred were taken and used fo calculate the value ofROSE (after the name ofresearchers Roslan & Ezani) Index. Based on the ROSE Index Method, RAS (after the name ofresearchers Roslan, Ahmad Kamal, Damanhuri & Samsuri) classification of sinkhole failure risk index is established successfully. By using the RAS classification method, the prediction of sinkhole occurrences can easily be made by simply knowing the weekly rainfall especially in areas having limestone as the bedrock. The weekly rainfall data is required and RAS Index is then calculated and compared to give an indication to the public as well as the government agencies the likelihood on the degree ofsinkhole occurrences on their land that can cause damage to their properties and loss of lives.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects:T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
Divisions:Civil Engineering
ID Code:15646
Deposited By: Mrs Liza Porijo
Deposited On:05 Oct 2011 09:10
Last Modified:19 Jun 2017 02:17

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