TRB's Rockfall: Characterization and Control addresses rockfall hazard identification and evaluation, investigation process, mitigation options, and maintenance and management programs.
The 600-plus page publication includes a DVD with video clips of rockfall field tests and several historical movies documenting rockfall field activities.
Rockfall is an important, ongoing socioeconomic issue at many locations worldwide. Accelerated development accompanying population growth, with the associated increased demands for energy, mining, forestry, agricultural, and recreational activities, has caused communities and civil infrastructure to expand onto marginal lands, where evaluations of potential rockfall hazards and appropriate countermeasures are often difficult.
At many locations on major transportation routes, the degradation of rock exposures constructed 30 to 40 years ago has increased rockfall-induced traffic disruptions, accidents, and injuries.
Demands for improved rockfall evaluation and mitigation have encouraged adoption of new technologies to support new approaches to the evaluation and quantification of rockfall hazards and to the provision of protection from rockfalls.
Information about these technologies, however, was not widely available--until now!
An article on Rockfall: Characterization and Control
was published in the January-February 2013 issue of TR News.
Rockfall: Characterization and Control was awarded second place in the Washington Book Publishers 2013 Book Design and Effectiveness Competition in the Small- to Medium-Sized Nonprofit Publishers Technical Text category.
This Summary Last Modified On: 3/30/2014