Location

St. Louis, Missouri

Session Start Date

6-1-1993

Abstract

The paper spotlights the dynamics of rockfalls and debrisflows in Sri Lanka in the backdrop of some recent examples and discusses the appropriateness of simple energy dissipation systems in situations where source of rockfall is either intractable or difficult to arrest. The question of runout of rockfalls usually significant in the assessment of their damage potential is also discussed and importance of such estimate is highlighted in the context of landslide hazard zonation mapping.

Department(s)

Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering

Appears In

International Conference on Case Histories in Geotechnical Engineering

Meeting Name

Third Conference

Publisher

University of Missouri--Rolla

Publication Date

6-1-1993

Document Version

Final Version

Rights

© 1993 University of Missouri--Rolla, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Article - Conference proceedings

File Type

text

Language

English

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Dynamics of Rockfalls in Sri Lanka and Landslide Hazards

St. Louis, Missouri

The paper spotlights the dynamics of rockfalls and debrisflows in Sri Lanka in the backdrop of some recent examples and discusses the appropriateness of simple energy dissipation systems in situations where source of rockfall is either intractable or difficult to arrest. The question of runout of rockfalls usually significant in the assessment of their damage potential is also discussed and importance of such estimate is highlighted in the context of landslide hazard zonation mapping.