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Simulation of rockfall fragmentation mechanism in a GIS-based tool

Author
Matas, G.; Lantada, N.; Corominas, J.; Gili, J.
Type of activity
Presentation of work at congresses
Name of edition
2016 ISRM International Symposium
Date of publication
2016
Presentation's date
2016-12-30
Book of congress proceedings
Rock Mechanics & Rock Engineering: From the Past to the Future
First page
671
Last page
675
Publisher
CRC Press
Repository
http://hdl.handle.net/2117/99470 Open in new window
Abstract
Rockfalls are frequent instability processes in road cuts, open pit mines and quarries, steep slopes and cliffs. The attitude and persistency of joints within the rock mass define the size of kinematically unstable rock volumes. Furthermore, the rock block will eventually split in several fragments during its propagation downhill due its impact with the ground surface. Knowledge of the size, energy and trajectory of each block resulting from fragmentation is critical in determining the hazard of...
Citation
Matas, G., Lantada, N., Corominas, J., Gili, J. Simulation of rockfall fragmentation mechanism in a GIS-based tool. A: ISRM International Symposium. "Rock Mechanics & Rock Engineering: From the Past to the Future". Cappadocia: CRC Press, 2016, p. 671-675.
Keywords
GIS, fragmentation mechanism, rockfall
Group of research
EGEO - Geomatics Engineering
EnGeoModels - Monitoring and Modelling in Engineering Geology

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