(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2012)

Document title

Rockfall rebound : comparison of detailed field experiments and alternative modelling approaches

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

BOURRIER F. (1) ; BERGER F. (1) ; TARDIF P. (1) ; DORREN L. (2) ; HUNGR O. (3) ;
(1) Cemagref UR EMGR, Saint-Martin d'Hères, FRANCE
(2) Federal Office for the Environment FOEN, Hazard Prevention Division, Bern, SUISSE
(3) Univ. of British Columbia, earth and Ocean Sciences, Vancouver, CANADA


The rockfall experimental site is located in the "Forêt de Vaujany", Isère, France. The 2 approaches used in this paper consist in either modelling the rock as a single material point (lumped mass approach) or in explicitly accounting for the fragment shape (rigid body approach). The main limitation of each approach are the calibration of the value of the slope perturbation ("roughness") angle, for the lumped mass approach, and the estimation of the rock length and height from field geological and historical analyses, for the rigid body approach. Finally, both rebound models require being improved in a pragmatic manner to better predict the rotational velocities distribution


Article of periodic

published at : Earth surface processes and landforms / ISSN 0197-9337 / CODEN ESPLDB

Editor : Wiley, Chichester - ROYAUME-UNI (1981)

Millesime : 2012, vol. 37, no6 [pp. 656-665]

Bibliographic references : 39 ref.

Collation : 14 fig., 4 tabl.



INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 17355

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