Talks and Poster Presentations (with Proceedings-Entry):
H. Brandl, S. Blovsky:
"Protective barriers against rockfall";
Talk: Eurogeo 3,
- 2004-03-03; in: "Geotechnical Engineering with Geosynthetics",
R. Floss, G. Bräu (ed.);
Barriers (protective embankment dams) in rockfall-endangered zones 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.
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