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<p>Ermenek is one of the curious settlement areas because of its topographical features in Karaman (Turkey). The city is located in northern side of the very steep cliffs formed by jointed limestone which are suddenly increased from 1250m to 1850 m. Moreover, ...
Filed under: Rock Mechanics -  Rock Falls
Reference: Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci. Discuss., doi:10.5194/nhess-2015-337, 2016 Manuscript under review for journal Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci. Published: 19 January 2016
Rockyfor3D is a simulation model that calculates trajectories of single, individually falling rocks, in three dimensions (3D). The model combines physically-based, deterministic algorithms with stochastic approaches, which makes Rockyfor3D a so-called &lsquo;probabilistic ...
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Reference: Dorren L.K.A., 2015. Rockyfor3D (v5.2) revealed –Transparent description of the complete 3D rockfall model. ecorisQ paper (www.ecorisq.org): 32p., date 25.01.2015
<p>Soft rockfall barriers are complex structures that generally consist of a metallic net supported by steel posts and cables with brake elements. Several experimental and numerical studies have been carried out to evaluate their behaviour and a technical ...
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Reference: RocExs 2014 - 5th Interdisciplinary Workshop on Rockfall Protection, May 2014, Italy. 4 p., 2014
<p>The 2011 rupture of previously undetected blind faults beneath Christchurch, New Zealand, in moment magnitude (Mw) 6.2 and 6.0 earthquakes triggered major rockfalls that caused fatalities and infrastructure damage. Here we use field, geospatial, seismologic, ...
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Reference: GEOLOGY, November 2014; v. 42; no. 11; p. 1–4; Data Repository item 2014345 | doi:10.1130/G36149.1 | Published online XX Month 2014 © 2014 Geological Society of America
The paper deals with the assessment of the rockfall risk for a road stretch, in southern Italy, affected by high traffic intensity. Three qualitative rockfall risk rating systems (QRSs) which use an exponential scoring with a base of 3 were employed, and then ...
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Reference: Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 13, 1643–1653, 2013
Terrestrial Laser Scanner has been used to detect rock falls which have occurred in a limestone cliff during some years, in the difficult configuration of the Subalpine Chains. In a rock wall of width 750m and height 200 m, 130 rock falls larger than 0.1 ...
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Reference: "First International Conference on Landslides Risk, Tabarka : Tunisia (2013)
The development of susceptibility maps for debris flows is of primary importance due to population pressure in hazardous zones. However, hazard assessment by processbased modelling at a regional scale is difficult due to the complex nature of the phenomenon, ...
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Reference: Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 13, 869–885, 2013
<p>Flexible, light-weight wire ring-net barriers are used to stop falling rocks serving as<br />protection for villages and roadways in mountainous regions. The steel wire-ring nets are difficult to model because of their complex geometry. The rings consist ...
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Reference: 2013 SIMULIA Community Conference
<p>Structures used in rockfall protection are designed on the basis of the expected impact energy. This quantity is usually assessed using commercial lumped mass models that stochastically predict possible block trajectories on a given slope. In New South ...
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Reference: Engineering Geology 158 (2013) 57-65
 
<p>The installation of Rockfall Protection Structures (RPS) for the mitigation of risk may be permitted in areas where the risk of rockfall is judged to be unacceptable for residential activities, and where properly engineered RPS can be demonstrated to reduce ...
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Reference: Technical Guideline for Rockfall Protection Structures Version 2 Final March 2013