Discontinuity Set Extractor (DSE) is a software aimed to extract discontinuity sets from a rock mass. The input data is a 3D point cloud, which can be acquired by means of a 3D laser scanner (LiDAR or TLS), digital photogrammetry techniques (such as SfM) or synthetic data. It applies a proposed methodology to semi-automatically identify points members of an unorganised 3D point cloud that are arranged in 3D space by planes.
This program is based on the published paper: Riquelme, A. J., Abellán, A., Tomás, R., & Jaboyedoff, M. (2014). A new approach for semi-automatic rock mass joints recognition from 3D point clouds. Computers & Geosciences,68, 38-52.
SMRTool is a tool programmed in MATLAB for the application of the geomechanical classification Slope Mass Rating (Romana 1993). It allows to calculate the coefficients F1, F2 and F3 from the dip vectors of the slope (azimuth and dip) and the discontinuity (or the intersection line of planes in the case of wedge).
Riquelme, A., Tomás, R. & Abellán A. (2014). SMRTool beta. A calculator for determining Slope Mass Rating (SMR). Universidad de Alicante. http://personal.ua.es/es/ariquelme/smrtool.html (download date).
KAT is an Excel spreadsheet programmed in Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) for performing kinematic analysis of rocky slopes. The data can be introduced by hand or can be imported from Discontinuity Set Extractor (DSE) software
Tomás, R., Pagán, J.I., Riquelme, A., Cano, M., Pastor, J.L. (2019). Kinematic Analysis Tool, KAT (Version 3) [Computer software]. Available in http://hdl.handle.net/10045/90669 (download date)