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dc.contributor.authorRuiz Planas, Montserrat
dc.contributor.authorCorominas Dulcet, Jordi
dc.contributor.authorMavrouli, Olga Christina
dc.contributor.otherUniversitat Politècnica de Catalunya. Departament d'Enginyeria Química
dc.contributor.otherUniversitat Politècnica de Catalunya. Departament d'Enginyeria Civil i Ambiental
dc.identifier.citationRuiz, M., Corominas, J., Mavrouli, O. Comparison of block size distribution in rockfalls. A: European Young Geotechnical Engineers Conference. "European Young Geotechnical Engineers Conference". 2015, p. 1-6.
dc.description.abstractRock masses detached as rockfalls usually disintegrate upon impact on the ground surface. The knowledge of the Rockfall Block Size Distribution (RBSD) generated by the propagation of the rockfall mass is required for th e analysis of the trajectories o f the blocks, the run - out distances, the impac t energies, the quantitative assessment of the rockfall hazard and for the understanding of the fra g- mentation process . We have measured the volume of the blocks detached in 5 rockfall cases, obtaining the corresponding RBSD. The total volume involved in th ese rockfall events ranges from 2.6 m 3 to 10000 m 3 . The obtained RBS D can be well fitted by power laws with exp o- nents ranging from 0.51 to 1.27. The results suggest that t hese exponents may be related to the height of fall ( potential energy ) and to the pro portion of new fractures generated in the rock mass , among other factors.
dc.format.extent6 p.
dc.subjectÀrees temàtiques de la UPC::Enginyeria civil::Geotècnia::Mecànica de roques
dc.subject.lcshGeotechnical engineering
dc.titleComparison of block size distribution in rockfalls
dc.typeConference lecture
dc.subject.lemacMecànica de roques
dc.contributor.groupUniversitat Politècnica de Catalunya. SETRI - Grup de Tècniques de Separació i Tractament de Residus Industrials
dc.contributor.groupUniversitat Politècnica de Catalunya. EnGeoModels - Monitoring and Modelling in Engineering Geology
dc.description.peerreviewedPeer Reviewed
dc.rights.accessRestricted access - publisher's policy
dc.description.versionPostprint (published version)
local.citation.authorRuiz, M.; Corominas, J.; Mavrouli, O.
local.citation.contributorEYGEC 2015 - 24th European Young Geotechnical Engineers Conference
local.citation.publicationName24th European Young Geotechnical Engineers Conference (EYGEC), 11-12 September, 2015, Durham, UK

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