Special Issue "Geosciences and their use in the field of Civil Engineering"

A special issue of Geosciences (ISSN 2076-3263).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 March 2020).

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Marek Przyborski
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Department of Geodesy, Gdansk University of Technology, Gdańsk, Poland
Interests: image processing; remote sensing; artificial inteligence
Prof. Maria Mrówczyńska
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Institute of Civil Engineering, University of Zielona Góra, Zielona Góra, Poland
Interests: surveying monitoring; engineering geodesy; artificial intelligence; spatial planning; support of decision-making processes
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Assoc. Prof. Igor Ivan
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Department of Geoinformatics, VSB-Technical University of Ostrava, 17. listopadu 15, Ostrava, 708 00,Czech Republic
Interests: quantitative geography; spatial statistics; visualisation; crime and fear mapping; transport accessibility
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Geosciences, transport, construction and geodesy overlap and coexist in many common areas. The main purpose of the Geoscience Special Edition, to which we invite all scientists and researchers representing the above-mentioned discipline of science, is to create a common platform for the exchange of ideas, ideas for research and experience with the use of methods commonly used in geosciences, but we do not assume closing only circle. We are currently observing the dynamic development of artificial intelligence and a huge share of methods based on these assumptions in a very broad sense of science. Interdisciplinary caused by the universality of methods based on artificial intelligence prompted us to propose this kind of research as part of our special edition.

Potential topics:

  1. Spatial information in the analysis of traffic data
  2. GIS as a model of visualization of geophysical data
  3. Elements of artificial intelligence in methods of geodetic monitoring
  4. Deep learning methods in the analysis of image data
  5. Programming of urban development zones and protection based on spatial information
  6. Supporting the decision-making process with spatial information in construction and planning

Dr. Marek Przyborski
Dr. Maria Mrówczyńska
Dr. Igor Ivan
Guest Editors

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Keywords

  • artificial intelligence
  • transport engineering
  • GIS
  • geotechnics
  • image analysis
  • surveying monitoring
  • spatial planning
  • construction

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Displacements of Object Founded on Expansive Soils—A Case Study of Light Construction
Geosciences 2020, 10(4), 153; https://doi.org/10.3390/geosciences10040153 - 23 Apr 2020
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The paper presents results of observations of a light structure damaged by irregular vertical and horizontal deformations on Neogene expansive clays, typical for area in Central Poland. The sensitivity to environmental changes of humidity in such subsoils can activate volume changes, which causes [...] Read more.
The paper presents results of observations of a light structure damaged by irregular vertical and horizontal deformations on Neogene expansive clays, typical for area in Central Poland. The sensitivity to environmental changes of humidity in such subsoils can activate volume changes, which causes the destruction of many objects susceptible to deformation. Detailed geotechnical investigations, including seasonal fluctuations of natural moisture content, were carried out for over a year, describing the dynamism of conditions of clays in the foundation zone. Parallel geodetic measurements of vertical and horizontal displacements were carried out, using classical precision leveling and the coordinate method of the Leica TDRA 6000 laser station. The network of measurement points has been specially designed and implemented to follow the spatial displacements of the structure. The network points were placed at the bottom of pillars and on the flooring of the structure located in the upper part. In the paper, the results of the vertical and horizontal periodical measurement of displacements of an investigated construction over the year were discussed to identify the main factors influencing the mechanism of damage of the observed structure. Full article
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A New Geodetic Method of Examination of Geometrical Conditions of a Crane Bridge
Geosciences 2019, 9(10), 438; https://doi.org/10.3390/geosciences9100438 - 11 Oct 2019
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Safety is one of the key aspects related to crane-based material transport. In order to ensure safe crane operation and material transport, it is necessary to meet certain geometrical conditions. The authors addressed the geometrical conditions of a crane bridge, a substantial crane [...] Read more.
Safety is one of the key aspects related to crane-based material transport. In order to ensure safe crane operation and material transport, it is necessary to meet certain geometrical conditions. The authors addressed the geometrical conditions of a crane bridge, a substantial crane component. The paper presents the method to compute displacement components of points on the top of a bridge crane relative to their design position. Theoretical considerations presented in the paper have been verified on simulated data. Keeping in mind the proper operation of a crane bridge, the authors proposed in the analyses the use of geometrical relations (perpendicular and parallel character) between end carriages and girders, not previously included in the available literature. The obtained results show that the presented method may be successfully applied to check the geometry of a crane bridge. Full article
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The Concept of Geodetic Analyses of the Measurement Results Obtained by Hydrostatic Leveling
Geosciences 2019, 9(10), 406; https://doi.org/10.3390/geosciences9100406 - 20 Sep 2019
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The article discusses the issue of hydrostatic leveling. Its application is presented in structural health monitoring systems in order to determine vertical displacements of controlled points. Moreover, the article includes a complete computation scheme that utilizes the estimation from observation differences, allowing the [...] Read more.
The article discusses the issue of hydrostatic leveling. Its application is presented in structural health monitoring systems in order to determine vertical displacements of controlled points. Moreover, the article includes a complete computation scheme that utilizes the estimation from observation differences, allowing the elimination of the influence of individual sensors’ systematic errors. The authors suggest two concepts of processing the measurement results depending on the sensors’ connection method. Additionally, the second concept is extended by the elements allowing the prediction of the displacements by means of Kalman filtering. Full article
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