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dc.contributor.authorGratchev, Ivan
dc.date.accessioned2021-05-25T03:48:43Z
dc.date.available2021-05-25T03:48:43Z
dc.date.issued2019
dc.identifier.isbn9780429278839
dc.identifier.doi10.1201/9780429278839-10
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/404654
dc.description.abstractThis chapter discusses the factors leading to rock falls, outlines methods of hazard assessment and examines commonly used approaches to minimize the damage from the disaster. Rock fall is a natural disaster that causes significant economic loss to local communities through blocking transportation routes and slowing traffic. Rock fall hazard assessment is a complex process which aims at identifying sites with a high probability of rock fall occurrence. Regular site surveys help to identify slopes with a high probability of rock fall. During such visits, rock fall characteristics of each slope are assessed, and a rock fall hazard rating is assigned, while sites with relatively high ratings are selected for more detailed investigation. The rock fall hazard at a site near the dam where a local road is frequently blocked by rocks during a rainfall season will be assessed. There are a few rock fall protection methods, which are used to minimize the damage from the natural disaster.
dc.publisherCRC Press
dc.relation.ispartofbooktitleRock Mechanics Through Project-Based Learning
dc.relation.ispartofchapter10
dc.relation.ispartofchapternumbers12
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom107
dc.relation.ispartofpageto118
dc.relation.ispartofedition1st
dc.subject.fieldofresearchGeology
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode0403
dc.titleRock falls
dc.typeBook chapter
dc.type.descriptionB2 - Chapters (Other)
dcterms.bibliographicCitationGratchev, I, Rock falls, Rock Mechanics Through Project-Based Learning, 2019, pp. 107-118
dc.date.updated2021-05-24T01:01:40Z
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gro.griffith.authorGratchev, Ivan


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