Agnieszka A. Malinowska

Agnieszka A. Malinowska
AGH University of Science and Technology in Kraków | AGH · Department of Mining Areas Protection, Geoinformatics and Mining Surveying

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August 2010 - present
AGH University of Science and Technology in Kraków
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  • Professor (Assistant)
August 2010 - present
AGH University of Science and Technology in Kraków
Position
  • Professor (Assistant)
February 2010 - July 2010
Curtin University
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  • Lecturer

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Publications (68)
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The gas transport infrastructure is frequently localized in areas subjected to anthropogenic movements and strains. The potential impact of the ground movements on the gas pipeline in the aspect of its damage can be properly assessed e.g. by predicting strains, taking into account the causes of terrain movement. On the other hand, the hazard is als...
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The gas transport infrastructure is frequently localized in areas subjected to anthropogenic movements and strains. The potential impact of such deformations on the gas pipeline in the aspect of its damaging can be properly assessed by, e.g. by predicting strains, taking into account the causes of terrain movement. On the other hand the hazard is a...
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One of the most serious direct consequences of underground mining is land subsidence, which can damage both surface and underground infrastructure and even put surface users' safety at risk. Nonetheless, extensive pumping operations are necessary to carry out mining activity. Thus, the effect of coal extraction is attributed not only to land subsid...
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The objective of the research was to investigate the process of rock mass recompaction related to groundwater rebound induced by underground mining. Research has been conducted in the area of the closed copper ore mine (Konrad) as well as the anhydrite and gypsum mine (Lubichów) in south-eastern Poland. The mining operation was carried out in the...
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One of the most common consequences of pumping water from groundwater reservoirs includes land surface movements. The main cause of this phenomenon is the excess use of groundwater resources, which leads to the development of continuous deformations. In Poland, the reduction of rock mass due to drainage is most often connected with mining operation...
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The environmental impact assessment of underground mining usually includes the direct effects of exploitation. These are damage to rock mass and land subsidence. Continuous dewatering of the aquifer system is, however, necessary to carry out underground mining operations. Consequently, the drainage of the aquifer system is observed at a regional sc...
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Land subsidence is one of groundwater pumping probably the most evident environemntal effects. This phenomenon is induced by the dewatering of susceptible aquifer systems. Globally, freshwater demand is the leading cause of this phenomenon. Land subsidence induced by aquifer system drainage can reach total values up several meters. The spatial exte...
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Land subsidence is probably one of the most evident environmental effects of groundwater pumping. Globally, freshwater demand is the leading cause of this phenomenon. Land subsidence induced by aquifer system drainage can reach total values of up to 14.5 m. The spatial extension of this phenomenon is usually extensive and is often difficult to defi...
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Dewatering of rock matrix related to deep mining affects groundwater systems on regional-scale worldwide. Generally, the reach of this phenomenon exceeds mining area boundaries and is nearly impossible to determine accurately. Furthermore, comprehensive modelling of rock matrix dewatering is a complex issue. The main reason for this seems to be the...
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The presented research aimed to evaluate the spatio-temporal distribution of ground movements caused by groundwater head changes induced by mining. The research was carried out in the area of one of the copper ore and anhydrite mines in Poland. To determine ground movements, classical surveying results and the persistent scatter Satellite Radar Int...
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Land subsidence is one of the most important environmental effects of water pumping from groundwater systems. It is a result of the compaction of compressible aquifers. In global terms, the leading cause of this phenomenon is the growing demand for freshwater. Land subsidence induced by rock mass drainage can reach the total values up to more than...
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Land subsidence is a threat that occurs worldwide as a result of the withdrawal of fluid and also underground mining. The subsidence is mainly due to excessive groundwater withdrawal from certain types of rocks, such as fine-grained sediments. Mitigating the effects of land subsidence generally requires careful observations of the temporal change i...
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The assessment of the impact of mining-induced seismicity on the natural environment and infrastructure is often limited to the analysis of terrain surface vibrations. However, similar seismic phenomena, like earthquakes, may also imply dislocations and deformations of the rock mass. Such ground movements may occur in areas which are not directly u...
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Sinkholes are alarming and dangerous events, they have a worldwide occurrence, and are imposing a potential risk to urban communities and the widely developed built environment. Losses due to catastrophic sinkhole collapse, foundation, pavement and structural repairs, occur more often, due to the increased pressure to develop even on sinkhole prone...
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Abstract: Mathematical modeling of surface deformations caused by underground mining operation is commonly carried out with the use of empirical, numerical or stochastic models. One of the most frequently applied models for prediction of the ground deformation in many countries is Knothe model. The model, developed by Knothe as a stochastic method,...
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Earthquake occurrence is usually unpredictable apart from sites in the vicinity of volcanoes. It is not easy to measure displacements caused by seismic phenomena using classical geodetic methods, which are based on point survey. Therefore, the surveying of ground movements caused by seismic events should be carried out continuously. Nowadays, remot...
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Unexpectedly occurring sinkholes caused by shallow submerged voids are one of the key problems of intensively built-up post-mining areas. Five percent of Poland’s territory is still under the influence of post-mining deformation. Impending sinkholes, which tend to develop randomly over very large areas, cannot be detected by using traditional geoph...
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Assessing the long-term stability of abandoned mine workings is a challenging problem in geo-mechanical engineering. There are several factors contributing to the long-term behaviour of excavations. Creep and the gradual deterioration of rocks are, in particular, among the dominant factors affecting the long-term stability of abandoned mine working...
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Nowadays, human-induced seismicity is becoming an important issue for the general public. Increased interest in this subject is mostly associated with regions constantly exposed to this type of dynamic phenomena. In many cases, the occurrence of human-induced seismicity is implied by underground mining. Mining operations disturb the natural geomech...
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The present research focuses on the definition of a novel methodology for sinkhole risk assessment above shallow salt mines. The research were carried out on the area above the salt mine, a World Heritage site. The study of vertical stresses on the basis of a theoretical state of rock mass deformation in the area of test chambers was performed. Fur...
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Presented research focused on the development of a novel methodology for sinkhole risk assessment above shallow caverns in a salt mine. The research was carried out for the Wieliczka Salt Mine, which is registered on the UNESCO list and visited by near around 2 million tourists every year. The main assumption of the investigation was to estimate ro...
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Prediction and monitoring of earthquakes and human-induced seismicity is still a crucial issue primarily due to the random nature of that phenomena. The continuous monitoring of earthquakes made by seismology is well known and developed. The remaining effects of earthquakes – ground displacements, are much more problematic in measurement. Moreover,...
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Underground exploitation of mineral resources is often carried out in a watered rock mass. Dewatering of rock layers disturbs its geomechanical equilibrium, consequently resulting in deformations occurrence on the terrain surface. Furthermore, modeling of rock strata dewatering and related land subsidence is still a complex issue, mostly due to una...
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Anthropogenic activity related to the extraction of gas and oil, raw materials or water pumping leads to slow or rapid ground deformation. The ground motion rate is related to the type of the mined material, geological conditions, mining methods and other factors. Ground subsidence resulting from the collapse of underground post-mining voids occurs...
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Modelling of strains and deformations in salt mine areas encounters considerable difficulties because of the varying strength properties of salt, complex morphological formation of dome deposits and rheological properties of salt. Due to such properties the impact of salt extraction increases over hundreds of years and accurate determination of str...
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The article presents the analysis of water hazard caused by ground deformations with Open Geographical Information System (QGIS). Underground mining exploitation have a direct impact on changing terrain in the research area. Its many consequences were the creation of changes in the riverbed, gravitational flow of water or reduction of water table....
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Badania ruchów powierzchni spowodowanych wstrząsami sejsmicznymi są kosztowne i kłopotliwe w planowaniu eksperymentu z uwagi na trudny do przewidzenia czas wystąpienia wstrząsu. Z tego względu jedynie ciągłe bądź quasi-ciągłe obserwacje mogą się przyczyniać do lepszego poznania tych zjawisk. Technologie teledetekcyjne, a w szczególności interferome...
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The geodetic measurements optimization problem has played a crucial role in the mining areas affected by continuous ground movement. Such movements are most frequently measured with the classical geodetic methods such as levelling, tachymetry or GNSS (Global Navigation Satellite System). The measuring techniques are selected with respect to the dyn...
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The research is focused on the feasibility analysis of a numerical model describing the field of strains generated by mining-induced subsidence caused by a deep underground coal extraction, which may contribute to the formation of Earth fissures. The finite elements method and Knothe’s theory were used in the research. The geomechanical modeling wa...
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The article presents the analysis of water hazard caused by ground deformations with Open Geographical Information System (QGIS). Underground mining exploitation have a direct impact on changing terrain in the research area. Its many consequences were the creation of changes in the riverbed, gravitational flow of water or reduction of water table....
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Changes of the terrain surface caused by underground mining exploitation in Upper Silesian Coal Basin, Poland affect both transformations in green and urban areas. Deformations of terrain surface area appearing in intensively built-up regions are significant problem regarding residents and mining entrepreneurs. Safety in these areas, related to t...
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Abstract: Dynamic phenomena, both anthropogenic and natural, usually occur unexpectedly, at high speed. During such an event, changes in ground surface morphology become rapid. What is more, permanent ground monitoring in the areas of that transformations is usually not carried out. Therefore, the comprehensive description of the effects of such ph...
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Treść: Problem optymalizacji pomiarów geodezyjnych na obszarach poddanych wpływom ciągłych deformacji powierzchni terenu wciąż stanowi wyzwanie. Pomiary ruchów powierzchni na terenach górniczych najczęściej wykonywane są przy wykorzystaniu klasycznych metod geodezyjnych takich jak niwelacja, tachimetria czy pomiary GNSS. Technika pomiarowa jest do...
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The modeling of strains and deformations in salt mine areas encounters considerable difficulties because of the varying strength properties of salt, the complex morphological build of dome deposits and the rheological properties of salt. These properties have impacted the development of salt extraction for hundreds of years and the fact that the ac...
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The correct evaluation of failure hazard in water and gas supply pipelines has been a great problem in areas which are subject to considerable surface movements. The complexity of elements from which pipeline network consists allows only for an approximated evaluation of their resistance. It is practically impossible to precisely determine the plac...
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Treść: W przypadku kopalń soli problem zachowania bezpieczeństwa w rejonie wyrobisk komorowych i na powierzchni terenu jest niezwykle złożony. Na przebieg procesu deformacji w górotworze solnym mają wpływ zarówno własności geomechaniczne różnych typów soli, jak i cały szereg czynników górniczych, geologicznych i hydrogeologicznych wpływających na p...
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The problem of sinkhole hazard estimation in the former and present mining areas still remains unsolved. This issue is frequently associated with numerous factors causing that phenomenon. The origin of that factor is not only related to the mining and geological condition of the rock masses in the vicinity of sinkhole. The correct interpretation of...
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The two-year period of the latest satellite mission of the European Space Agency provided images that support analysis of ground vertical displacement on the mining areas. Satellite Sentinel-1A gives the possibility of carrying out such investigation in the cycle of 12 days. In the article the comprehensive introduction to the technological aspects...
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Reliable evaluation of linear objects resistance is an essential problem in highly developed areas which are subjected to seismic tremors and continuous surface deformations. Results of analyses of pipeline failures generated by continuous surface deformations are discussed in this paper. The development of a failure in a water pipeline under the i...
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The article presents the case study of a historical religious building located in the area of “Bogdanka” S.A. Coal Mine. As the building lacked adequate resistance to the expected effects of mining, the Mine undertook efforts so that it was fully protected against mining impacts before the commencement of mining operations. A preventive conservatio...
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Reliable evaluation of linear objects resistance is an essential problem in highly developed areas which are subjected to seismic tremors and continuous surface deformations. Results of analyses of pipeline failures generated by continuous surface deformations are discussed in this paper. The development of a failure in a water pipeline under the i...
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The research presented in this paper is basically focused on two objectives. Firstly, the selection of parameters affecting the water supply network damage. The causes of failures were selected from a population of tens of breakdown cases and then classified in view of their importance. Secondly, attention was paid to the selection of the most suit...
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Abstract Anthropogenic movements of the rock mass generate strains and displacements on the surface, creating environmentally negative effects and hazards for buildings and infrastructure. The level of uncertainty of the theoretical model is important while predicting this kind of impact and the related hazards. Uncertainty is connected to the degr...
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The present research is aimed at a critical analysis of a method presently used for evaluating failure hazard in linear objects in mining areas. A fuzzy model of failure hazard of a linear object was created on the basis of the experience gathered so far. The rules of Mamdani fuzzy model have been used in the analyses. Finally the scaled model was...
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A framework of applying the classification and regression tree theory (CART) for assessing the concrete building damage, caused by surface deformation, is proposed. The prognosis methods used for approximated building hazard estimation caused by continuous deformation are unsatisfactory. Variable local soil condition, changing intensity of the cont...
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The analysis of mining-induced sinkholes occurrence is a very important issue as far as the spatial development optimization is concerned. Research conducted for this paper was focussed on examining the applicability of GIS and the associated AHP method (analytic hierarchy process) for estimating the risk of discontinuous deformation occurrence on...
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ZUSAMMENFASSUNG : In dem Vortrag werden zwei für Senkungen gezeigt, die durch Bergbau unter ungewöhnlichen geologischen Bedingungen verursacht wurden. Im ersten Beispiel wird den Einfluss der Anisotropie des Gebirgskörpers auf Senkungen vorgestellt. Das Zweite zeigt den Einfluss von dickem Jura-Kreidegestein im Deckgebirge auf die Senkung. Darüber...
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Analiza awaryjności sieci wodociągowej w świetle rozkładu ciągłych deformacji powierzchni terenu w czasie Pipelines' failure analysis in the light of space-time distribution of ground deformation Treść: Przewidywanie miejsc newralgicznych z punktu widzenia zagrożenia awariami wywołanymi przez deformacje powierzchni jest niezwykle utrudnione. Progno...
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Kinematyka konwergencji górotworu solnego oraz przemieszczeń punktów w rejonie szybu Kinga KS " Wieliczka " S.A. Kinematics of convergence of the rock mass and displacements of benchmarks in the area of the shaft St. Kinga at the salt mine " Wieliczka " S.A. Treść: Pomiary konwergencji stosowane są w górotworze celem badania i lokalizacji miejsc sz...
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Treść: Przedmiotem artykułu są wyniki badań rozwoju ciągłych deformacji górotworu w rejonie szybu Św. Kingi w Kpalni Soli " Wieliczka " S.A.,w całym okresie istnienia szybu, tj od drugiej połowy XIX w. Ze względu na to, że szyb pierwotnie nie podlegał monitoringowi geodezyjnemu, badania zostały wsparte wynikami obliczeń modelowych. Wyniki obliczeń...
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The analysis of mining-induced sinkholes occurrence is a very important problem as far as the spatial development optimization is concerned. Research conducted within this paper was oriented to revealing the applicability of GIS and the associated AHD method for estimating the risk of discontinuous deformation occurrence on the surface. The qualita...
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Methods used for evaluating damage risk of buildings threatened with continuous strains generated by underground exploitation have been addressed in this paper. The main emphasis was put on methods thanks to which the degree of damage of a large group of structural objects could be approximated. The investigations were focused on the origin of thos...
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This paper is a continuation of theoretical analyses of World’s methods used for assessing damage risk to buildings with continuous strains, which were presented in Part 1. The authors focus only on those methods in which the scale of damage to buildings can be approximated. Selected methods were tested on 100 random objects sited in hard coal exca...
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At the beginning of 2012 in the mines of KGHM Polish Copper SA started the implementation of laser scanning of underground mine infrastructure. These survey have been used in the design and conduct of mining planning. A scanner Leica C-5 with unlocked function of the range and speed of scanning has been implemented. The paper presents the experienc...
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The mining causes a number of transformations of the surface terrain. The more built–up is mining terrain area, the more burdensome is the mining activity. The specificity of the Polish mining terrains is intensive land use, that’s why proper damage risk assessment of the buildings and infrastructure is one of the key problems in these areas. The r...
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The occurrence of the sinkholes in the urban areas is a direct threat to life. In the case of the shallow salt mining the hazard of sinkhole occurrence is very high. There are many more factors quantitative and qualitative that have an effect on increase the hazard of sinkhole development. The problem of sinkhole-prone caves is extremely complex an...
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Badania nad możliwością wykorzystania otwartych systemów informacji geograficznej do oceny zagrożenia powierzchni terenu deformacjami nieciągłymi (wyłonienie stref zagrożonych, prognozowanie zagrożenia przy wykorzystaniu modeli funkcyjnych) Research on sinkhole risk estimation with the use of open source geographic information systems (establishmen...
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Wsparcie działów szkód górniczych w zarządzaniu ryzykiem zapadliskowym przy wykorzystaniu otwartych systemów informacji geograficznej (rejestrowanie, inwentaryzacje, obsługa, raportowanie) Support of mining damage departments in sinkhole risk management in underground mines by use of open source geographic information systems Treść: W artykule zapr...
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Hydrocarbon production under certain geological conditions of these deposits can cause surface subsidence and deformation of the terrain surface. Such deformations appear as subsidence troughs of considerable range and the magnitude of the subsidence depending on the total thickness of the reservoir, compaction properties of reservoir and on the nu...
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Reliable evaluation of risk of building damage due to the mining impact is problematic owing to the magnitude, diversity and uncertainty of factors that may affect the surface, as well as the subjective character of methods of assessing resistance of the objects. The uncertainty and ambiguity elements in the decision process can be accounted for by...