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
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.