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In some areas of high naturalistic or historical value will be used rockfall systems/components treated with epoxy paint; these paintings ensure good camouflage of structures on slopes and provide a limited visual impact. The painting method can be applied on... Continue reading
Posted Sep 23, 2015 at rockfall BLOG
The presentation describe the rockfall trajectories analysis realized with Rockyfor3D software from Ecorisq Rockyfor3D - Rockfall simulation program from The Incline Thomas Continue reading
Posted Mar 24, 2015 at rockfall BLOG
From INCLINE this interesting video. Thomas Continue reading
Posted Feb 2, 2015 at rockfall BLOG
Ciao Giovanni, grazie dei tuoi commenti; posso "giocare" con queste immagini così come con altre già pubblicate negli anni scorsi proprio perchè il blog non è molto seguito da "profani". Ciaooooo... alla prossima Thomas
Toggle Commented Dec 17, 2014 on Lucky and unlucky trees at rockfall BLOG
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Full scale test in October 2014 in Winterthur, Switzerland on high bearing capacity stell nettings. A slope inclination up to 85° was simulated in this test and the system restrained the gravel successfully. Thomas Continue reading
Posted Dec 12, 2014 at rockfall BLOG
Is more probability calculus or fate....??? Thomas Continue reading
Posted Nov 1, 2014 at rockfall BLOG
We were in the 70's and the early pioneers in Italy built the first rockfall barriers.When the drills were not developed the anchors were made in this way....see the photo below. Big foot, not drilled anchors and connection with large... Continue reading
Posted Oct 19, 2014 at rockfall BLOG
Last year there was a big landslide in San Leo nearst of Rimini -Italy. Probably this (belowe) is a most knowed view of rock landslide in San Leo. And this the most poupolar video on Youtube ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- In recent months,... Continue reading
Posted Oct 6, 2014 at rockfall BLOG
As a member of the organizing committee, I welcome all interested on rockfall at the Rocex 2014 in Lecco - IT Thomas Continue reading
Posted Feb 6, 2014 at rockfall BLOG
Phone call from a blast: Hello Thomas I'm Giacomo and on 21 January, a large rockfall occurred about 3000 cubic meters and impact a farm nearst of Bolzano in South Tirol -IT. On the cliffs in high above the farm... Continue reading
Posted Feb 6, 2014 at rockfall BLOG
Unit size: firefighter Thank you Mauro for information Thomas Continue reading
Posted Jan 23, 2014 at rockfall BLOG
From the experiences in submarine environment, this technology from Maccaferri could be applied to protect against natural risk in mountain? In many cases the pipeline (water, sewers, it cable, ets..) pass nears rock slopes with rockfall problem; in some cases... Continue reading
Posted Oct 7, 2013 at rockfall BLOG
What do you think of this lateral anchor to connect the lateral cable with rigid post of a rockfall barrier? Thomas Continue reading
Posted May 20, 2013 at rockfall BLOG
News, congress IAEG XII 2014 inTourin on Rockfall risk assessment and management - current practice and developments. Link the web site Thomas Continue reading
Posted May 9, 2013 at rockfall BLOG
Thank you to John D Duffy from DOT of California (USA) for this interesting news. The book published form Transportation Research Board (TRB). Here for buy >>>>>> Thomas Continue reading
Posted Mar 18, 2013 at rockfall BLOG
From my friend in north west Italy. Thomas Continue reading
Posted Mar 13, 2013 at rockfall BLOG
I attended in october 2012 the full scale test organized by Maccaferri Spa and Risp Srl in the field test facility of Fonzaso - IT. The test on rockfall barrier (RMC P650) with 6500kJ energies, post height 6.5m, impacted by... Continue reading
Posted Feb 11, 2013 at rockfall BLOG
I was invited by Geobrugg to attend a revolutionary test 1:1 in Winterthur (CH) October 9, 2012. It was a full-scale test to verify/ceck the behavior of the flexible steel mesh on a platform that simulates a slope landslide. Video... Continue reading
Posted Jan 30, 2013 at rockfall BLOG
In many cases the rockfall protection barriers must adapt to the conditions of the terrein. One of the points that require greater attention and detail to guarantee the structural strength of the rock barriers is te deviation on lower lateral... Continue reading
Posted Jan 7, 2013 at rockfall BLOG
Tank you Francois, for your interesting photos; if you want send to me some originals photos I will happy to publish on blog. For your information the discussion on this topics is continuing also on Rockfall Specialist Network on Linkedin Ciao
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In last years, expecially in United States and Canada a new type of rockfall protection system has developed. These new barrier are usually called "rockfall attenuator" or "hybrid barrier". The reason for these two definition are: the new system don't... Continue reading
Posted Nov 5, 2012 at rockfall BLOG
l giorno 30 Novembre 2012 a partire dalle ore 14:00 a Bolzano avrà luogo a Bolzano il "Primo Incontro delle Commissioni in Ingegneria Geotecnica degli Ordini degli Ingegneri". L'evento è patrocinato da AGI e CNI. Qui trovate il Programma Thomas Continue reading
Posted Oct 29, 2012 at rockfall BLOG
Tank you you have information about the temperature reached during the fire in your barrier in south of France?? Thomas
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This old systems of rockfall barriers, probably need some extra help..... (-: Thomas Continue reading
Posted May 30, 2012 at rockfall BLOG