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Publications tagged with [rockfall protection]

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<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 ...
Filed under: Rock Mechanics -  Rock Falls
Reference: Technical Guideline for Rockfall Protection Structures Version 2 Final March 2013
<p>This report outlines detailed 3D rockfall modelling of multiple areas within the Canterbury Port Hills near Christchurch, New Zealand. It includes a rockfall hazard assessment for the area. This analysis will provide Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority ...
Filed under: Rock Mechanics -  Rock Falls
Reference: Geovert Ltd, Ports Hills CERA (Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority)
<p>In this manual the aesthetics of common rock slope construction and mitigation practices can be enhanced with some modifications. Advantages, limitations, design guidelines, aesthetic value, construction materials, case examples, relative costs, and maintenance ...
Reference: Publication No. FHWA-CFL/TD-11-002
An innovative configuration of pocket-type rockfall protective cable-net structure, known as Long-span Pocket-type Rock-net (LPR), has been developed in Japan. The global performance of the proposed system was initially checked by the experimental (full-scale) ...
Filed under: Rock Mechanics -  Rock Falls
Reference: Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 11, 3197–3212, 2011
Rockfall is an extremely rapid process involving long travel distances. Due to these features, when an event occurs, the ability to take evasive action is practically zero and, thus, the risk of injury or loss of life is high. Damage to buildings and infrastructure ...
Filed under: Rock Mechanics -  Rock Falls
Reference: Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 11, 2617–2651, 2011
Stabilizing rock formations or blocks has been a combination of engineering and art and common techniques include rock bolts with or without cable lashing and/or nets. The recent development of SPIDER Nets lead to the SPIDER Rock Protection System for stabilizing ...
Reference: 2011 Pan-Am CGS Geotechnical Conference
<p>Mumbai-Pune, India&rsquo;s first expressway, which crosses the mountainous and rugged Deccan Trap Province, suffered from a large amount of rockfall and major landslides in 2003 and 2004. A significant number of accidents and fatalities have occurred on ...
Filed under: Rock Mechanics -  Rock Falls
Reference: International Journal of Geoengineering Case Histories ©, Vol. 2, Issue 1, p. 24
 
<p>Tempi Valley is the last remaining bottleneck along the Athens - Thessaloniki<br />motorway. 20&rsquo;000 cars are passing the 8 km long gorge each day.<br />After two consectutive rockfall events, in which one more person lost their<br />live, the Agean ...
Filed under: Rock Mechanics -  Rock Falls
Reference: TECCO® Slope Stabilization, SPIDER® Mesh and Rockfall Barriers Tempi Valley / Greece Photo documentation / May 2010
<p>Flexible rockfall barriers are proven protection systems to mitigate the hazard<br />of rocks falling on people and infrastructure. To assure that such systems are<br />able to dynamically stop falling rocks in reality, several guidelines with fullscale<br ...
Filed under: Rock Mechanics -  Rock Falls
Reference: Technical documentation / November 2009
Coppice forest stands can play a key protective role on active rockfall slopes in mountainous regions. This paper aims at quantifying their protection function and at explaining the role of different stand parameters in this function.
Filed under: Rock Mechanics -  Rock Falls
Reference: Forest Ecology and Management (2009)