Presentations

The  presentations here are offered by myself and others who have kindly extended their permission. Use the resources freely, but please credit  authors! All resources are provided on the condition that they be used for sole use, and for the non-commercial purpose of scientific and engineering research.

An Introduction to Bimrocks is a 2006 vintage, clunky but fully annotated PowerPoint presentation summarizing bimrocks basics, available as:

*To see the detailed notes, open the Notes pane below the slide pane once the file is opened in Normal View (slide Edit mode) in PowerPoint; or open Notes Pages in View dialog to see thumbnail of slide and notes on one page.

 

Selected presentations

Coli, N., R. Bruno and P. Berry, 2009; La contribution de la Géostatistique à la Caractérisation des “Bimrock” (The Contribution of Geostatistics to the Characterization of Bimrock); Journèes de Géostatistique, Fountainbleau, France, Sept. 24-25, 2009.

Coli, N., P. Berry and D. Boldini, 2010; In Situ Large Size Non Conventional Shear Tests for the Mechanical Characterization of a Bimrock; Eurock 2010, Lausanne, Switzerland, 15-18 June, 2010.

Coli, N., P. Berry, R. Bruno and D. Boldini, 2010; Advanced Methods for the Characterization of Block-in-Matrix Rocks (bimrocks), Poster at Ricerca@DICAM,  Faculty of Engineering, University of Bologna;  Bologna, Italy, June 23, 2010.

Medley, 2019:  No KISSing Allowed – How to Characterize Geological Chaos  Geologyu Colloquium, California State University at Humboldt

Medley, E., 2012; “Simple Concepts Useful for Characterizing Complex Bimrocks Underlying Slopes“; in “Landslide and Slope Stability 1-Day Short Course for Geologists and Geotechnical Engineers”; by AEG-Inland Empire Chapter and the ASCE-GI/San Bernardino/Riverside Geotechnical Committee; Saturday May 12, 2012 at U. California at Riverside, Extension Center, Riverside, CA.

Medley, E., 2008; Engineering the Geological Chaos of Franciscan and Other Bimrocks; Session 12: Melanges, Mixed Materials and Chaotic Rocks, Am. Rock Mech. Assn. Conference 2008, San Francisco, CA; Tuesday, July 1 2008  (See also: informal Field Trip Guide to Franciscan Complex melanges near San Francisco).

Medley, E., 2005; Observations on Chaotic Failure Surface Trajectories in Bimrocks(Block-in-Matrix Rocks), Assn. Eng. Geologists Annual Meeting, Las Vegas, Nevada, September, 2005. (9.7 Mb Powerpoint presentation).

Medley, E., 2005: Simple Observations on the Stability of Slopes in Complex Bimrocks; Poster at Geosyntec GEAG Conference, Atlanta, August 2005 (made available with the permission of Geosyntec Consultants).

Medley, E, 1992; Engineering Classification of Melanges and Similar Block-in-Matrix Rocks – an Initial Step Toward Rock Mass Classification, E. Medley, PhD Oral Examination presentation, Dept. Civil Engineering, University of California at Berkeley, CA; November 13, 1992. (3.7 MB PDF Download)

Riedmueller, G,  F. Brosch, K. Klima, and E. Medley, 2004: Engineering Geological Classification of Fault Rocks; Poster at Eurock 2004 and 53rd Geomechanics Colloquium, Salzburg, Austria, October 2004.

Shaller, P.,  S. Sutarwala and E. Medley, 2002a:  Poster 1 of 2: Meeting the Challenge of Characterizing Subsurface Conditions in Bouldery Terrain,  Annual Conference, Paper No. 115-8 Engineering Geology Poster Session, Geological Society of America, Denver, CO, October 29, 2002.

Shaller, P.,  S. Sutarwala and E. Medley, 2002b: Poster 2 of 2: Meeting the Challenge of Characterizing Subsurface Conditions in Bouldery Terrain, Annual Conference, Paper No. 115-8 Engineering Geology Poster Session, Geological Society of America, Denver, CO, October 29, 2002.