TXT-tool 4.034-1.1: Quantitative Rockfall Risk Assessment for Roadways and Railways

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Abstract

This tool presents a methodology for quantifying the rockfall risk and the consequences for vehicles circulating on roadways and railways. We present a complete and comprehensive methodology for risk assessment, using various risk descriptors, with an emphasis on the quantification of the exposure of the vehicles and the consequences from rockfall hits, in function of the rockfall frequency and magnitude. Indications on the calculation of the repair costs for damaged roadways and railways and for the indirect loss, due to their temporary closure, are also given. This methodology is useful for end-users involved in the risk management and the design of protection measures.

Keywords

Rockfalls Risk assessment Roadways Railways Vehicles 

Notes

Acknowledgements

This work was realized with the support of the project RockRisk funded by the Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness (BIA2013-42582-P).

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Division of Geotechnical Engineering and Geosciences, Department of Civil and Environmental EngineeringUniversitat Politècnica de CatalunyaBarcelonaSpain

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