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A ROCKFALL SIMULATION STUDY FOR HOUSING DEVELOPMENT IN GIBRALTAR (2006)

This paper describes the study of Eastern side of Gibraltar Rock including: the detailed mapping of the slope and the cliff using terrestrial laser scanning the collection of data to determine the size of the rock blocks that are likely to leave the cliff and arrive at the toe of the slope and the application of the Rocscience Rocfall program to simulate the rock falls and determine the distance that various modelled rock blocks would travel down the slope, their velocity and impact force at critical collection points. Finally the results of the simulation were used to model different combinations of flexible barriers and/or rock catch areas to protect the proposed housing areas.
Reference:
IAEG2006 Paper number 377
Organization:
Connell Wagner Ltd. (formally Scott Wilson)
SPAIN, Gibraltar
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