Geological Science and Engineering

Geological Sciences and Geological Engineering
Geological Sciences and Geological Engineering

D. Jean Hutchinson 

Ph.D., P.Eng., FEIC

Office:  Miller 406
Phone: 613-533-3388
Email: hutchinj@queensu.ca

 

Professor D. Jean Hutchinson is a professor in Geological Sciences and Geological Engineering, is a registered Professional Engineer in Ontario, and is a Fellow of the Engineering Institute of Canada. A Geological Engineer by training, Jean practiced as an engineer for several years, first with the Ontario Ministry of Transportation, and later with Klohn Crippen Consultants, before joining first the University of Waterloo and then moving to Queen’s University. Jean specializes in rock engineering, site characterisation and risk management for mining and transportation infrastructure, with a focus on landslide hazards, and novel monitoring techniques.

Research Interests/Current Research

My research interests include multi-criteria risk assessment and management for geological engineering projects. I am interested in using new techniques for site investigation, including applications of terrestrial and aerial LiDAR and photogrammetry, and development of better tools for characterising rockmasses for engineering design. I have worked on developing risk based decision making, using geomatics and monitoring tools for large slopes. I have also conducted research on ground subsidence and geomechanics aspects of mine closure planning in the past.

Currently, I am a Principal Investigator on the Canadian Railway Ground Hazard Research program. My research is funded by NSERC, as well as by CP and CN Rail and Transport Canada.http://www.rghrp.com/

Supervising Information

Currently Supervised

Aubertin, J.   Ph.D. Co-supervised by Dr. Mark Diederichs.
Bonneau, D.   Ph.D. Co-supervised by Dr. Scott McDougall, UBC.
Difrancesco, P-M. M.Sc.Eng. Co-supervised by Dr. Dave Gauthier.
Farmakis, I. M.Sc Co-supervised by Dr. Nicholas Vlachopoulos, RMC and Queen’s.
Graham, A.   M.Sc.Eng.
Reich, K. M.Sc.Eng

Recently Graduated

Name Year Degree Thesis Title Link to Thesis
Carter, R. 2018 M.A.Sc. Identifying rockfall hazards in the Fraser Canyon, British Columbia: a semi-automated approach to the classification and assessment of topographic information from airborne LiDAR and orthoimagery  https://qspace.library.queensu.ca/handle/1974/24935
Sala, Z. M.A.Sc. Game-Engine Based Rockfall Modelling: Testing and Application of a New Rockfall Simulation Tool  https://qspace.library.queensu.ca/handle/1974/24940
Ruel, M. MAGS A Deep Seated Landslide in the Assiniboine River Valley of Manitoba N/A
Kromer, R. 2017 Ph.D. Identifying and Monitoring Rockfall Precursors Using Terrestrial Laser Scanning for Improved Rockfall Hazard Management  https://qspace.library.queensu.ca/handle/1974/22765
Rowe, E. M.A.Sc. An examination of structural constraints on rockfall behaviour using remotely sensed data https://qspace.library.queensu.ca/handle/1974/22042
MacPhail, A. MAGS N/A  
Mand, D. MAGS Risks Posed by Landslide Induced Impulse Waves and Best Practices Used to Characterize and Predict Wave Runup. N/A
Day, J. 2016 Ph.D. The influence of healed intrablock rockmass structure on the behaviour of deep excavations in complex rockmasses https://qspace.library.queensu.ca/handle/1974/15306
Ondercin, M. M.A.Sc. An exploration of rockfall modelling through game engines. https://qspace.library.queensu.ca/handle/1974/14330
van Veen, M. M.A.Sc. Building a rockfall database using remote sensing techniques for hazard management in Canadian rail corridors. https://qspace.library.queensu.ca/handle/1974/14925
Kennedy, C. 2014 M.Eng. Assessment of application of photogrammetry to rock slope stability assessment N/A
Past students

Delaloye, Dani.* M.A.Sc. 2012.
Development of a new methodology for measuring deformation in tunnels and shafts with terrestrial laser scanning (LiDAR) using elliptical fitting algorithms.
      https://qspace.library.queensu.ca/handle/1974/7202

Bailey, Brennan. M.A.Sc. 2011.
Investigation into the source and progression of railway track ballast layer fouling material for the CN Joliette, QC Subdivision.
       https://qspace.library.queensu.ca/handle/1974/6766

Kalenchuk, Kathy.* Ph.D. 2010.
Multi-dimensional analysis of large, complex slope instability.
      https://qspace.library.queensu.ca/handle/1974/6093

Lato, Matt.* Ph.D. 2010.
Geotechnical applications of LiDAR pertaining to geomechanical evaluation and hazard identification.
       https://qspace.library.queensu.ca/handle/1974/5451

Dunlop, Steve. M.A.Sc. 2010.
Rockslides in a changing climate: Establishing relationships between meteorological conditions and rockslides in southwestern Norway for the purposes of developing a hazard forecast system.
      https://qspace.library.queensu.ca/handle/1974/5432

Quinn, Pete.* Ph.D. 2009. Co-supervised by Drs. Mark Diederichs and Kerry Rowe.
Large landslides in sensitive clay in Eastern Canada and the associated hazard and risk to linear infrastructure.
      https://qspace.library.queensu.ca/handle/1974/1781

White, Maureen. M.Sc. 2007.
Geologic controls on instability in WWI excavations, Canadian National Memorial Site, Vimy, France.
      https://qspace.library.queensu.ca/handle/1974/979

Awards and Recognition

Year Award/Recognition
2018
  • Profiled as one of 12 First Women in Canadian Geotechnique, by the Canadian Geotechnical Heritage Committee. Plenary session presentation and poster presentation at GeoEdmonton. September, 2018.
  • 2019 Glossop Medal Lecturer, sponsored by the Engineering Group of the Geological Society (UK).
2017
  • Canadian Pacific Railway Medal, Engineering Institute of Canada.(Awarded in recognition of many years of leadership and service at the regional, branch and section levels by members of the Societies within the Institute).
  • T. Geoffrey Flynn Advancement Champion Award, Queen’s University (Presented annually to a member of the Queen's community who has made a significant contribution to linking Queen's University's advancement activities with research and teaching excellence at Queen's.)  
2016
  • Excellence in Engineering Education award, Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science, Queen’s University (Inaugural award and funding recognizing outstanding contributions to the educational environment in the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science. For developing, running, and improving the innovative field school in your department, and the impact of the program.)
  • Robert L. Schuster Medal (Joint award from the Association of Environmental & Engineering Geologists and the Canadian Geotechnical Society that recognizes excellence in geohazards research in North America.)
2013
  • Thomas Roy Award, Canadian Geotechnical Society (Annual award recognizing an individual for outstanding contributions to the field of Engineering Geology in Canada.)
  • Best Paper Award, Electrical and Infrastructure Theme, World Congress on Railway Research, Sydney, Australia. (As judged by peers and session chairs on the basis of the published paper and oral presentation)
2011
  • Fellow of the Engineering Institute of Canada (20 awards given nationally for all branches of Engineering in Canada, recognizing excellence in engineering and services to the profession and to society)
  • R.M. Quigley Award, Canadian Geotechnical Society (Annual best paper award from the Canadian Geotechnical Journal, as judged by editorial board members. For Quinn et al 2011.)
2009
  • Golden Apple Award, Queen’s University Engineering Society (1 of 2 recipients of annual award recognizing excellence in teaching and support of undergraduate students)
2003
  • John A. Franklin Award, Canadian Geotechnical Society (Bi-annual award recognizing excellence in technical contributions and publications in the field of rock engineering)
2001
  • A.G. Stermac Award, Canadian Geotechnical Society (1 of 5 recipients of annual award recognizing exemplary service to the Canadian Geotechnical Society)
1984
  • GeoEngineering Gold Medal (Convocation award for 1st ranked graduating student from GeoEngineering at University of Toronto)

Major Service (Last 5 years)     

Dates Service Details
2018 to current     VP North America, Elect, IAEG (Start of term January 1, 2019)
2017 to current   Schuster Medal Selection Committee – Member
2017 to current     Canadian Foundation for Geotechnique – Board Member
2012 to current Women in Mining Trailblazer Award Selection Committee – Committee Member (2012 to 2014), Chair (2015 to current)
2016 to 2018 Co-Chair, Virtual Geoscience Conference, Kingston, Ontario, Canada. August, 2018. Kromer, R.A., Hutchinson, D.J., Lato, M., Harrap, R. & Brodaric B. (Eds.), 2018. 3rd Virtual Geoscience Conference, Proceedings Volume, Department of Geological Sciences and Geological Engineering, Queen’s University, Kingston, Canada, 84 pages. ISBN 978-1-55339-618-5
2012 to 2016 Canadian Foundation for Geotechnique – Committee Member
2014    CEAB review of University of New Brunswick – Geological Engineering Program visitor
2009 to 2017 Department Head, Geological Sciences and Geological Engineering, Queen’s University.

Professional Associations

Professional Engineers Ontario - Registered Professional Engineer

Engineering Institute of Canada - Fellow

Canadian Geotechnical Society: Rock Mechanics Division, Engineering Geology Division – Member

International Association of Engineering Geology and the Environment – Member

International Society for Rock Mechanics – Member

Transportation Research Board, US – Member; Committee Member – Engineering Geology

Publications : Refereed

Book

Hutchinson, D.J., and Diederichs, M.S. 1996. Cablebolting in Underground Mines. Vancouver: BiTech Publishers, 416 pages. ISBN 0921095376.

Book Chapters

Hutchinson, D.J., and Diederichs, M. 2018. Rock Mechanics. “Encyclopedia of Engineering Geology”, eds (P. Bobrowsky and B. Marker), Encyclopedia of Earth Sciences Series: Springer International Publishing AG 2018. 10.1007/978-3-319-12127-7_245- ISBN: 978-3-319-73566-5, 796-797. 

Hutchinson, D.J. 2018. Density. “Encyclopedia of Engineering Geology”, eds (P. Bobrowsky and B. Marker), Encyclopedia of Earth Sciences Series: Springer International Publishing AG 2018. 10.1007/978-3-319-12127-7_245-1, 978-3-319-73566-5, 209-210.

Hutchinson, J., Diederichs, M.S., Walton, G., Day, J.J., Langford, C., Vazaios, I., Palleske, C., Delaloye, D., Duran, F., van der Pouw Kraan, M., and O'Connor, S.  2017. Ch 2.1 -  Rockmass behaviour characterization and optimal use of existing data to develop representative models. Pg 14-19. In S.U.M.I.T Program Journal. Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum, 112p. https://www.cim.org/en/Publications-and-Technical-Resources/Technical-Re...

Diederichs, M.S., Hutchinson J., Walton, G., Day, J.J., Langford, C., Vazaios, I., Palleske, C., Delaloye, D., Duran, F., van der Pouw Kraan, M., and O'Connor, S.  2017. Ch2.3 - Automated Characterization and Change Detection Within 3D Digitally Scanned Virtual Excavation Boundary and Borehole Models to Quantify Rockmass Deformation Response to Mining Over Time. Pg 24-26. In S.U.M.I.T Program Journal. Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum, 112 pages.

Diederichs, MS. and Hutchinson, DJ. 2013.  Chapter 9: Capacite Portant du Roc.  Canadian Foundation Engineering Manual French 4th Edition. Canadian Geotechnical Society.

Hutchinson, D.J. 2007. Section 3.2: Classification of Rocks (8 pages); Chapter 4.8: Investigation of Rock (6 pages); Chapter 9: Bearing Pressure on Rock (7 pages); Section 15: Calculation of stresses for anisotropic rock (1 page); Section 20.6: Capacity of Deep Foundations on Rock (9 pages). Canadian Foundation Engineering Manual, 4th Edition, (ed. I. Moore).

Lyle, R., Hutchinson, D.J., and Preston, Y. 2004. Landslide processes in discontinuous permafrost, Little Salmon Lake (NTS 105L/1 and 2), South-central Yukon. Yukon Exploration and Geology 2004, D.S. Emond, L.L. Lewis and G.D. Bradshaw (eds), Yukon Geological Survey, 193-204.

Journals

Kromer, R. Rowe, E., Hutchinson, D.J., Lato, M., and Abellán, A. 2018. Rockfall Risk Management using a Pre-failure Deformation Database. Landslides. 15 (5), 847-858.  https://doi.org/10.1007/s10346-017-0921-9

Rowe, E., Hutchinson, D.J., and Kromer, R. 2018. An Analysis of Failure Mechanism Constraints on Pre-Failure Rock Block Deformation using TLS and Roto-Translation Methods. Landslides, 15 (3), 409–421. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10346-017-0886-8  

van Veen, M., Hutchinson, D.J., Bonneau, D.A., Sala, Z., Ondercin, M., and Lato, M. 2018. Combining temporal 3-D remote sensing data with spatial rockfall simulations for improved understanding of hazardous slopes within rail corridors. Nat. Hazards Earth Syst Sci., 8, 2295-2308. https://doi.org/10.5194/nhess-18-2295-2018

Day, J.J., Diederichs, M.S., and Hutchinson, D.J. 2017. New direct shear testing protocols and analyses for fractures and healed intrablock rockmass discontinuities. Engineering Geology, 229, 53-72. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.enggeo.2017.08.027

Kromer, R., Lato, M., Hutchinson, D.J., Gauthier, D., and Edwards, T. 2017. Managing Rockfall Risk through Baseline Remote Monitoring with a Terrestrial Laser Scanner. Canadian Geotechnical Journal: 54(7): 953-967, https://doi.org/10.1139/cgj-2016-0178.

Kromer, R.A., Abellan, A., Hutchinson, D.J., Lato, M., Chanut, M-A., Dubois, L., and Jaboyedoff, M. 2017. Automated Terrestrial Laser Scanning with Near Real-Time Change Detection - Monitoring of the Séchilienne Landslide. Earth Surf. Dynam., 5, 293-310. https://doi.org/10.5194/esurf-5-293-2017.

van Veen M., Hutchinson D.J., Kromer R., Lato M., Edwards T. 2017. Effects of Sampling Interval on the Frequency-Magnitude Relationship of Rockfalls Detected from Terrestrial Laser Scanning using Semi-Automated Methods. Landslides, 14 (5), 1579–1592, https://doi.org/10.1007/s10346-017-0801-3  https://qspace.library.queensu.ca/handle/1974/15382

Kromer, R., Hutchinson, D.J., Lato, M., and Edwards, T. 2016. Gestion des risques géologiques sur le corridor ferroviaire du Canadien National. Geomatique. 42(4): 16-19.

Day J.J, Diederichs, M.S. and Hutchinson D.J. 2015. Common Core: Core logging procedures for characterization of complex rockmasses as input into geomechanical analysis for tunnel design. Tunnels and Tunnelling International, 1, 26-32.

Day, J.J., Diederichs, M.S., and Hutchinson, D.J. 2015. Effects of structural contact stiffness and strength on progressive failure of healed structure.  Geomechanics and Tunnelling, 8 (5), 414-420. https://doi.org/1002/geot.201500027

Delaloye, D., Diederichs, M., Walton, G. and Hutchinson, D.J. 2015. Sensitivity Testing of the Newly Developed Elliptical Fitting Method for the Measurement of Convergence in Tunnels and Shafts. Rock Mechanics and Rock Engineering, 48 (2), 651-667. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00603-014-0566-0

Kromer, R., Hutchinson, D.J., Lato, M., and Edwards, T. 2015. Geohazard Management on the Canadian National Railway Corridor: A Multi-Sensor Approach. GIM International, December, 17-19.

Kromer, R., Hutchinson, D.J., Lato, M., Gauthier, D., and Edwards, T. 2015. Identifying rock slope failure precursors using LiDAR for transportation corridor hazard management. Engineering Geology, 195, 93-103. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.enggeo.2015.05.012

Kromer, R.A., Abellán, A., Hutchinson, D.J., Lato, M., Edwards, T., and Jaboyedoff, M. 2015. A 4D filtering and calibration technique for small-scale point cloud change detection with a Terrestrial Laser Scanner. Remote Sensing, Special Issue, 7(10), 13029-13052; https://doi.org/10.3390/rs71013029 Erratum published, 15 December 2015, see Remote Sens. 2015, 7(12), 16915-16916. https://doi.org/10.3390/rs71215865

Lato M., Hutchinson D.J., Gauthier D., Edwards T., Ondercin M. 2015. Comparison of ALS, TLS and terrestrial photogrammetry for mapping differential slope change in mountainous terrain. Canadian Geotechnical Journal, 52 (2): 129-140, https://doi.org/10.1139/cgj-2014-0051

Lato, M., Gauthier, D., and Hutchinson, D.J. 2015. Selecting the optimal 3D remote sensing technology for the mapping, monitoring and management of steep rock slopes along transportation corridors. Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board, January, 2510, 7–14. https://doi.org/10.3141/2510-02

Kalenchuk, K.S., Hutchinson, D.J. and Diederichs, M.S. 2013. Geomechanical interpretation of the Downie Slide considering field data and 3-dimensional numerical modelling. Landslides: 10: 737-756. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10346-012-0363-3

Kalenchuk K.S., Hutchinson, D.J. and Diederichs, M.S. 2013. Downie Slide: Numerical Simulation of Groundwater Fluctuations Influencing Behaviour of a Massive Landslide.  Bulletin of Engineering Geology and the Environment, 72 (3), 397-412. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10064-013-0484-5

Gauthier, D. and Hutchinson, J. 2012. Evaluation of potential meteorological triggers of large landslides in sensitive glaciomarine clay, eastern Canada. Natural Hazards and Earth Systems Science, 12, 3359-3375. https://doi.org/10.5194/nhess-12-3359-2012

Kalenchuk, K.S., Diederichs, M.S. and Hutchinson, D.J. 2012. Three-dimensional numerical simulations of the Downie Slide to test the influence of shear surface geometry and heterogeneous shear zone stiffness. Computational Geosciences. 16 (1), 21-38. doi: 10.1007/s10596-011-9245-3

Lato, M., Diederichs, M.S., Hutchinson, D.J., and Harrap, R. 2012. Evaluating roadside rockmasses for rockfall hazards from LiDAR data: Optimizing data collection and processing protocols. Natural Hazards, 60, 831-864. doi: 10.1007/s11069-011-9872-y.

Quinn, P.E., Diederichs, M.S., Rowe, R.K., and Hutchinson, D.J. 2012. Development of progressive failure in sensitive clay slopes. Canadian Geotechnical Journal, 49(7): 782-795, DOI 10.1139/t2012-034.

Quinn P.E., Hutchinson, D.J., Diederichs, M.S., Rowe, K. 2011. Characteristics of large landslides in sensitive clay in relation to hazard and risk. Canadian Geotechnical Journal, 48 (8), DOI 1212-1232. 10.1139/t11-039.

Quinn, P.E., Diederichs, M.S., Rowe, R.K., and Hutchinson, D.J. 2011. A new model for large landslides in sensitive clay using a fracture mechanics approach. Canadian Geotechnical Journal, 48 (8) 1151-1162, DOI 10.1139/t11-025. (R.M. Quigley Best Paper Award, published in the Canadian Geotechnical Journal, by the Canadian Geotechnical Society).

Lato, M., Diederichs, M., and Hutchinson, D.J. 2010. Bias correction for Lidar scanning of rock outcrops for structural characterization Rock Mechanics and Rock Engineering, 43 (5), 615-628. DOI 10.1007/s00603-010-0086-5.

Quinn P.E., Hutchinson, D.J., Diederichs, M.S., and Rowe, K. 2010.Regional scale landslide susceptibility mapping using the weights of evidence method: An example applied to linear infrastructure. Canadian Geotechnical Journal, 47 (8), 905-927, DOI 10.1139/T09-144

Lato M, Hutchinson D, and Diederichs M. 2010. Geomechanical feature extraction and analysis using LiDAR data: IOC Mine. CIM Bulletin, Dec 2009 / January 2010, 4 (8), Paper 12.

Kalenchuk, K., Hutchinson, D.J., and Diederichs, M.S. 2009. Application of spatial prediction techniques to defining three-dimensional landslide shear surface geometry. Landslides, 6 (4), 321-333. DOI 10.1007/s10346-009-0168-1.

Lato, M., Hutchinson, D.J., Diederichs, M.S., Ball, D., and Harrap, R. 2009. Engineering monitoring of rockfall hazards along transportation corridors: using mobile terrestrial LiDAR. Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 9, 935–946. DOI:10.5194/nhess-9-935-2009

Lato, M., Diederichs, M.S., Hutchinson, D.J., and Harrap, R. 2009. Optimization of LiDAR scanning and processing for automated structural evaluation of discontinuities in rockmasses. Int. J. Rock Mech. & Min. Sci., 46 (1), 194-199. doi:10.1016/j.ijrmms.2008.04.007

Lato, M., and Hutchinson, D.J. 2008. Mining for LiDAR data. Professional Surveyor Magazine, 28 (2), 10-14, and Cover Feature.

Hutchinson, D.J., Diederichs, M.S., Pehme, P., Sawyer, P., Robinson, P., Puxley, A., and Robichaud, H. 2008. Geomechanics stability assessment of World War I military excavations at the Canadian National Vimy Memorial Site, France. Int. J. Rock Mech. & Min. Sci., 45, 59-77. doi: 10.1016/j.ijrmms.2007.04.014

Nasseri-Moghaddam, A., Cascante, G., Phillips, C., and Hutchinson, J. 2007. Effects of underground cavities on Rayleigh waves – Field and numerical experiments. Soil Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering, 27 (4), 300-313. doi:10.1016/j.soildyn.2006.09.002

Hutchinson, D.J., Diederichs, M.S., Carranza-Torres, C., Sheriff, C., Kjelland, N., and Harrap, R. 2006. Landslide hazard management: Using geotechnical monitoring, virtual process models and decision support technology. Felsbau: Rock and Soil Engineering, 24 (3), 24-29.

Khan, A.H., Majid, A., Cascante, G., Hutchinson, J., and Pezeshkpour, P. 2006. Characterization of a cemented sand with the pulse-velocity method. Canadian Geotechnical Journal, 43 (3), 294-309. https://doi.org/10.1139/t06-008

Nasseri-Moghaddam, A., Cascante, G., and Hutchinson, J. 2005. A New Quantitative Procedure to Determine the Location and Embedment Depth of a Void Using Surface Waves. Journal of Environmental and Engineering Geophysics, 10 (1), 51-64. https://doi.org/10.2113/JEEG10.1.51

Phillips, C., Cascante, G., and Hutchinson, D.J. 2004. Evaluation of horizontal homogeneity of geomaterials with the distance analysis of surface waves. Canadian Geotechnical Journal, 41 (2), 212-226. https://doi.org/10.1139/t03-085

Hutchinson, D.J., Phillips, C., and Cascante, G. 2002. Risk considerations for crown pillar stability assessment for mine closure planning. Journal of Geotechnical and Geological Engineering, Kluwer Academic Publishers, 20 (1), 41-6 https://doi.org/10.1023/A:1013852722768

Zerwer, A., Cascante, G., and Hutchinson, D.J. 2002. Parameter estimation in finite element simulations of Rayleigh waves. American Society of Civil Engineering Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering, 128 (3), 250-261. https://doi.org/10.1061/(ASCE)1090-0241(2002)128:3(250)

Hutchinson, D.J., and Nickson, S. 2001. Auditing cable bolting practice for underground mines. Transactions Society for Mining, Metallurgy and Exploration, Inc., 310, 175-182.

Hutchinson, D.J. 2001. Observations of Geological Engineering education in Canada. Bulletin of Engineering Geology and the Environment, Springer Verlag, 60 (4), 337-344. https://doi.org/10.1007/s100640100

Hutchinson, D.J., and Falmagne, V. 2000. Observational design of underground cablebolt support systems utilizing instrumentation. Bulletin of Engineering Geology and the Environment, 58 (3), April, 227-241. https://doi.org/10.1007/s100640050078

Diederichs, M.S., Hutchinson, D.J., and Kaiser, P.K. 1999 Cablebolt layouts using the modified stability graph. CIM Bulletin, 92 (1035), 81-85.

Hutchinson, D.J. and Diederichs, M. 1996. The cablebolting cycle - Underground support engineering. CIM Bulletin, 89 (1001), 117-123.

Shimizu, N., Kaiser, P.K., Diederichs, M.S. and Hutchinson, D.J. 1996. Overview of cablebolting in tunnels. Tunnels and Underground: Journal of the Japan Tunnelling Association, 28 (4), 43-52. [Japanese]

Select Refereed Conference Papers (Last two years)

MacPhail, A., Gauthier, D., and Hutchinson, D.J. 2018. Application of High-Speed Photogrammetry for Rock Cut Assessment. Proceedings 69th Highway Geology Symposium, Portland, Maine, USA. Sept 10-13, 2018. 23 pages.

Hutchinson, D.J., Bonneau, D., Carter, R., Sala, Z., Gauthier, D., Kromer, R., van Veen, V. and Rowe. E. 2018. Railway Ground Hazard Research Program Update: Rock slope hazard assessment. GeoEdmonton: Proceedings 71st Canadian Geotechnical Conference, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. Sept 23-26, 2018. 6 pages.

Bonneau. D.A. and Hutchinson, D.J. 2018. The Use of Multi-Scale Dimensionality Analysis for the Characterization of Debris Distribution Patterns. Geohazards 7. Canmore, Alberta, Canada. June 3-6th, 2018. 8 pages.

Zubrycky, S., Bonneau, D.A., McDougall, S., Jakob, M., and Hutchinson, D.J. 2018. Empirical prediction of debris flow avulsion and runout exceedance probability using a debris flow inventory from Southwestern British Columbia. Geohazards 7. Canmore, Alberta, Canada. June 3-6th, 2018. 8 pages.

Carter, R., Hutchinson, D.J., Gauthier, D., and Bonneau, D.A. 2018. Identifying and Characterizing Rock-Slope Hazards at the Railway Subdivision Scale Using 3D Remote Sensing Data. Geohazards 7. Canmore, Alberta, Canada. June 3-6th, 2018. 8 pages.

Aubertin, J. D., Hutchinson, D., Diederichs, M.S., and Triebel, R. 2018. Proposed improvements for single blasthole test reporting methodology and observations from a series of tests conducted in underground rock salt mines. FragBlast 12: 12th Symposium on Rock Fragmentation by Blasting. Lulea, Sweden. 9 – 15 June, 2018. Pages 495 - 507.

Aubertin, J.D., Hutchinson, D.J., Diederichs, M.S., and Dromer, J-B. 2017. Application of LiDAR technology for the investigation of rock mass response to blasting. GeoOttawa 2017, Ottawa, Oct 1-4.

Carter, R., Hutchinson, D.J., and Gauthier, D. 2017. Use of single-scan Remote Sensing Data in Assessing Natural Rock Slope Conditions at the Railway Subdivision Scale. GeoOttawa 2017, Ottawa, Oct 1-4.

Day, J. J., Diederichs, M. S., and Hutchinson, D. J. 2017. Investigating normal and shear stiffness properties of fractures and healed sedimentary nodular structure in the Cobourg limestone. Canadian Geotechnical Society Conference, GeoOttawa 2017, Ottawa, Oct 1-4.

Meeks, C.T., Bonneau, D.A., Hutchinson, D.J., and Gauthier, D. 2017. The Use of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) for slope stability assessment. GeoOttawa 2017, Ottawa, Oct 1-4, Paper Number 538.

Sala, Z., Hutchinson, J., Ondercin, M., 2017. Game Engine Based Rockfall Modelling Techniques Applied to Natural Slopes. Proceedings: GeoOttawa 2017, Ottawa, ON, October 1-4, 2017

Day, J. J., Diederichs, M. S., and Hutchinson, D. J. 2017. The influence of mineralogy and grain scale features in healed intrablock structure on direct shear properties in the Cobourg limestone. 51st US Rock Mechanics, Geomechanics Symposium, San Francisco, 25-28 June, CA, USA.

Day, J. J., Diederichs, M. S., and Hutchinson, D. J. 2017. Application of Composite Geological Strength Index for healed rockmass structure to deep mine access tunnels. World Tunnel Congress 2017 – Bergen, Norway, 9-15 June, 10 pages.

Bonneau. D.A. and Hutchinson, D.J. 2017. Applications of Remote Sensing for Characterizing Debris Channel Processes. Landslides: Putting Experience, Knowledge and Emerging Technologies into Practice. Proceedings of the 3rd North American Symposium on Landslides, (Roanoke, USA, 4-8 June 2017). Edited by Jerome V. De Graff and Abdul Shakoor. Association of Environmental & Engineering Geologists (AEG) Special Publication 27. Pages 748-759. Print ISBN 978-0-9897253-7-8.  

Gauthier, D. Strouth, A., Hutchinson, D.J., and Ortiz, T. 2017. Network-scale rockfall forecasting: Pilot studies and framework development in Colorado and Canada. Landslides: Putting Experience, Knowledge and Emerging Technologies into Practice. Proceedings of the 3rd North American Symposium on Landslides, (Roanoke, USA, 4-8 June 2017). Edited by Jerome V. De Graff and Abdul Shakoor. Association of Environmental & Engineering Geologists (AEG) Special Publication 27. Pages 901-911. Print ISBN 978-0-9897253-7-8.

Lato, M., Porter, M., Mitchell, M., Hutchinson, D.J., Kromer, R., McDougall, S., and Gaib, S. 2017. Invited keynote: Mapping change with 3D data: advancing applications through research and development collaboration. In De Graff, J.V. and Shakoor, A. (eds.), Landslides:  Putting Experience, Knowledge and Emerging Technologies into Practice, AEG Special Publication No. 27, p. 83 – 90. Print ISBN 978-0-9897253-7-8. Roanoke, USA, 4-8 June 2017.

van Veen, M., Hutchinson, D.J., Lato, M., and Kromer, R. 20 The Role of Survey Design in Developing Rock Fall Frequency-Magnitude Relationships using Terrestrial Laser Scanning: A Case Study from the White Canyon, BC. In De Graff, J.V. and Shakoor, A. (eds.), Landslides:  Putting Experience, Knowledge and Emerging Technologies into Practice, AEG Special Publication No. 27, pages 958-967. Roanoke, USA, 4-8 June 20 Print ISBN 978-0-9897253-7-8.  

George, M.F., Christiansen, C.M., Kromer, R., and Hutchinson, D.J. 2017. Rockfall Forecasting: A Probabilistic Approach. 68th Highway Geology Symposium, Marietta, Georgia, May 1-4, pages 211-225.

Day, J. J., Diederichs, M. S., and Hutchinson, D. J. 2017. An overview of the influence of healed intrablock structure on rockmass behaviour. Canadian Institute of Mining 2017 Convention, April 30 – May 3, Montreal, QC, Canada, 6 pages.

Select Invited Keynote Lectures

Hutchinson, D.J. 2018. Engineering Geology considerations for stability assessment of rock slopes
adjacent to linear Infrastructure. XIII IAEG Congress, San Francisco, USA. 21st September, 2018. Plenary Session Keynote Speaker.

Hutchinson, D.J. 2018. Applications of Remote Monitoring Technologies to Geotechnical Asset Management. Geotechnical Asset Management (GAM) subcommittee AFP00(1); 2018 TRB Midyear Meeting at the 68th Highway Geology Symposium, Portland, Maine, USA. 10th September, 2018. Plenary Session Keynote Speaker.

Hutchinson, D.J. 2017. Canadian Railway Ground Hazard Research Program: Applications of remote sensing techniques for managing rock slope instability. Ground Related Risk to Transportation Infrastructure, The Geological Society, London, England, 27 October, 2017.  Plenary Session Keynote Speaker.

Hutchinson, D.J. 2015. Applications of remote sensing techniques to managing rock slope instability risk. GeoQuebec, Canadian Geotechnical Society, September. Plenary Session Keynote Speaker.

Hutchinson, D.J. 2014. Putting the Vimy Ridge Memorial Site on Solid Ground. Canadian Geotechnical Society, Southern Ontario Section, Toronto Group, 2014 Christmas Dinner Lecture, 3 Dec, 2014.

Field Trip Guide Books

Zubrycky, S., Mitchell, A., Brideau, M-A., Jakob, M., MacDonald, B, Jamieson, B., Jones, A., Bunce, C., Arenson, L., and Hutchinson, D.J. Geohazards 7 Field Trip Guidebook. Canmore, Alberta. June 5th, 2018. 34 pages.

Patents

Espley, S., Diederichs, M.S., Hutchinson, D.J. 2004. "Method for performing wedge analysis for assessing wedge instabilities in underground openings". US Patent 6757642.

Diederichs, M.S., Espley, S., and Hutchinson, D.J. Method for performing wedge analysis for assessing wedge instabilities in underground openings. Patent # PC-4182/USA, Serial No. 09/709,828 applied for on 10/11/2000. Patents also applied for on 18/06/2001 in Canada, Sweden and Australia.


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