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Rock Fall Engineering

1st Edition

By Duncan C. Wyllie

CRC Press

270 pages

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Description

Rock falls can be a public safety issue. This book provides comprehensive information on identification of these hazards, and design and construction of protection methods.Rock Fall Engineering describes first, the theoretical background to rock fall behavior in terms of the impact and trajectory phases of rock falls, and second, how this informati

Table of Contents

Rock Falls-Causes and Consequences. Documentation of Rock Fall Events. Rock Fall Velocities and Trajectories. Impact Mechanics. Coefficient of Restitution. Energy Changes during Impacts and Trajectories. Rock Fall Modeling. Selection of Protection Structures. Design Principles of Rock Fall Protection Structures. Rock Fall Protection I-Barriers, Nets, and Fences. Rock Fall Protection II-Rock Sheds. Appendices: Impact Mechanics-Normal Coefficient of Restitution, Impact Mechanics-Impact of Rough, Rotating Bodies, Energy Loss Equations, Conversion Factors. References.

About the Author

Duncan C. Wyllie has a physics degree from the University of London and engineering degrees from the University the New South Wales, Australia and the University of California, Berkeley. He is a principal with Wyllie & Norrish Rock Engineers in Vancouver, Canada, and a registered professional engineer in British Columbia. Duncan Wyllie has lectured widely and has also authored or co-authored a number of textbooks on applied rock mechanics including Foundations on Rock (1st and 2nd editions in 1989 and 2001), and Rock Slope Engineering, Fourth Edition (2002), both published by Taylor & Francis.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
TEC009020
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Civil / General
TEC009150
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Civil / Soil & Rock