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Martin Grenon


Regular member

Department of Mining, Metallurgy and Materials Engineering, Université Laval

Adrien-Pouliot Building
1065 avenue de la Médecine
Université Laval
Quebec, Canada
G1V 0A6

418.656.2131 extension 407478




Research Themes

  • Mining engineering
  • Rock mechanics and rock engineering

Recent CEN theses

Landry, Alex , 2015 (Master). Using an integrated photogrammetry-DFN approach to evaluate the structural conditions of the Eleonore Goldcorp’s underground mining project.


Scientific communications

Domingue, C., Lemieux, J.-M., Grenon, M., Molson, J., Therrien, R., Lajoie, P.-L., Blessent, D., 2019. Numerical evaluation of grouting scenarios for reducing water inflows from major faults in underground excavations. Mine Water and the Environment(published online 19-01-2019). DOI: 10.1007/s10230-019-00589-2.

Amoushahi, S., Grenon, M., Locat, J., Turmel, D., 2018. Deterministic and probabilistic stability analysis of a mining rock slope in the vicinity of a major public road — case study of the LAB Chrysotile mine in Canada. Canadian Geotechnical Journal, 55(10): 1391-1404. DOI: 10.1139/cgj-2017-0298.

Leblanc, J., Turmel, D., Locat, J., Harbitz, C.B., Løvholt, F., Kim, J., Grenon, M., Locat, A., 2018. Tsunami generation by potential, partially submerged rockslides in an abandoned open-pit mine: the case of Black Lake, Quebec, Canada. Canadian Geotechnical Journal, 55(12): 1769-1780. DOI: 10.1139/cgj-2017-0477.

Caudal, P., Grenon, M., Turmel, D., Locat, J., 2017. Analysis of a large rock slope failure on the east wall of the LAB Chrysotile Mine in Canada: LiDAR monitoring and displacement analyses. Rock Mechanics and Rock Engineering, 50(4): 807-824. DOI: 10.1007/s00603-016-1145-3.

Grenon, M., Caudal, P., Amoushahi, S., Turmel, D., Locat, J., 2017. Analysis of a large rock slope failure on the east wall of the LAB Chrysotile Mine in Canada: back analysis, impact of water infilling and mining activity. Rock Mechanics and Rock Engineering, 50(2): 403-418. DOI: 10.1007/s00603-016-1116-8.

Grenon, M., Landry, A., Hadjigeorgiou, J., Lajoie, P.L., 2017. Discrete fracture network based drift stability at the Éléonore mine. Mining Technology - Transactions of the Institutions of Mining and Metallurgy: Section A, 126(1): 22-33. DOI: 10.1080/14749009.2016.1199296.

Hadjigeorgiou, J., Grenon, M., 2017. Drift reinforcement design based on Discrete Fracture Network (DFN) modeling. Pages 123-147 in Feng, X.-T. (Editor). Rock Mechanics and Engineering Volume 4: Excavation, Support and Monitoring. CRC Press.

Esmaieli, K., Hadjigeorgiou, J., Grenon, M., 2015. Capturing the complete stress-strain behaviour of jointed rock using a numerical approach. International Journal for Numerical and Analytical Methods in Geomechanics, 39(10): 1027-1044. DOI: 10.1002/nag.2346.

Grenon, M., Bruneau, G., Kapinga Kalala, I., 2014. Quantifying the impact of small variations in fracture geometric characteristics on peak rock mass properties at a mining project using a coupled DFN-DEM approach. Computers and Geotechnics, 58: 47–55. DOI: 10.1016/j.compgeo.2014.01.010.

Esmaieli, K., Hadjigeorgiou, J., Grenon, M., 2013. Stability analysis of the 19A ore pass at Brunswick Mine using a two-stage numerical modeling approach. Rock Mechanics and Rock Engineering, 46(6): 1323-1338. DOI: 10.1007/s00603-013-0371-1.

Grenon, M., Hadjigeorgiou, J., 2012. Applications of Fracture System Models (FSM) in mining and civil rock engineering design. International Journal of Mining, Reclamation and Environment, 26(1): 55-73. DOI: 10.1080/17480930.2011.639190.

Grenon, M., Kabuya Mukendi, J., Hadjigeorgiou, J., Matte, P., Brunet, F., LeBlanc, D., 2012. Étude des critères de fiabilité des bancs miniers : le cas de la fosse Tiriganiaq au Nunavut. CIM Journal, 3(4): 223.

Grenon, M., Laflamme, A.-J., 2011. Inter-ramp and bench design of open-pit mines: the Portage pit case study. Canadian Geotechnical Journal, 48 (11): 1601-1615. DOI: 10.1139/T11-062.

Grenon, M., Laflamme, A.-J., 2011. Slope orientation assessment for open-pit mines, using GIS-based algorithms. Computers & Geosciences, 37(9): 1413-1424. DOI: 10.1016/j.cageo.2010.12.006.

Esmaieli, K., Hadjigeorgiou, J., Grenon, M., 2010. Estimating representative elemental volume (REV) for rock mass properties using synthetic rock mass modelling approach. International Journal of Rock Mechanics & Mining Sciences, 47(6): 915-926. DOI: 10.1016/j.ijrmms.2010.05.010.

Grenon, M., Hadjigeorgiou, J., 2010. Integrated structural stability analysis for preliminary open pit design. International Journal of Rock Mechanics & Mining Sciences, 47(3): 450-460. DOI: 10.1016/j.ijrmms.2009.11.001.

Grenon, M., Semlali, B., Bélanger, J., 2010. Intégration des données minéralogiques et géomécaniques pour la conception minière: le cas de la fosse J4 de la mine Troilus. CIM Journal, 1(1): 11-20.

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