Javier Taboada

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In the present study, we describe a method for estimating the reserve in an ornamental granite deposit. The method is adapted to the existing optimised mining method and provides a more realistic estimate of commercial quality than conventional methods. Using a batholith geology-mining map, a description of fracturing in the mining area, and underground(More)
The clearing of forests to obtain land for pasture and agriculture and the replacement of autochthonous species by other faster-growing varieties of trees for timber have both led to the loss of vast areas of forest worldwide. At present, many developed countries are attempting to reverse these effects, establishing policies for the restoration of older(More)
The aim of this work is develop a tool based on neural networks to predict the botanical origin of honeys using physical and chemical parameters. The managed database consists of 49 honey samples of 2 different classes: monofloral (almond, holm oak, sweet chestnut, eucalyptus, orange, rosemary, lavender, strawberry trees, thyme, heather, sunflower) and(More)
Dimensional control based on 3D laser scanning techniques is widely used in practice. We describe the application of a hybrid 3D-2D laser scanning system to the characterization of slate slabs with structural defects that are difficult for the human eye to characterize objectively. Our study is based on automating the process using a 3D laser scanner and a(More)
A tool to predict the tensile properties of cork was applied in order to be used for material and application selection. The mechanical behaviour of cork under tensile stress was determined in the tangential and axial direction. Cork planks of two commercial quality classes were used and samples were taken at three radial positions in the planks.For the(More)