Contributions to Proceedings:

H. Brandl, S. Blovsky:
"Barrier fill dams against rockfall, avalanches and mudflows";
in: "Modern trends in foundation engineering", K. Rajagopal, N. Kurian (ed.); Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, Indien, 2004, (invited).

English abstract:
Barriers (protective embankment dams) in zones threatened by rockfall, avalanches or mudflows are gaining more and more importance due to increasing settlement and building activities. Villages and infrastructure in mountainous areas often require protection by passive measures, such as steel nets, rock sheds or - most effective - earth fill dams.
Small-scale model tests disclosed, that geosynthetic reinforced earth-fill dams are able to resist much higher dynamic loads than not reinforced structures due to a more efficient load distribution. Furthermore, advantages of different geosynthetic arrangements, anchoring and degree of compaction were systematically investigated and compared in an economic study. A design approach for heavy dynamic impact could be verified and confirmed.

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