- Front Cover ; Modeling Gravity Hazards from Rockfalls to Landslides; Copyright; Contents; Foreword; Introduction; Chapter 1. Computational Methods; 1.1. Trajectory analysis; 1.2. Discrete element method; 1.3. Material point method; Chapter 2. DEM Applied to Laboratory Experiments; 2.1. Description of the experiments; 2.2. Definition and assessment of the contact parameters; 2.3. Simulation versus experiment results; 2.4. Further clues handled by numerical results; 2.5. Concluding remarks; Chapter 3. Parameters that May Affect the Flow; 3.1. Constituting blocks; 3.2. Contact parameters and 3.3. Propagation area3.4. Concluding remarks; Chapter 4. Application to Actual Rockfalls; 4.1. Retro analysis of a natural rockfall implying a few blocks; 4.2. Numerical modeling of an artificially triggered rockfall; 4.3. Forecast of a rockfall propagation toward a protective structure; Chapter 5. From Discrete to Continuum Modeling; 5.1. Geometries and parameters used; 5.2. Analysis; 5.3. Concluding remarks; Conclusion; Bibliography; Index; Back Cover
- Gravity Hazards: From Individual Rockfalls to Large Landslides provides state-of-the-art methods in the field of modeling of rock-flow hazards, with descriptions of applied numerical approaches. These approaches are based on the trajectography, discrete, or continuum strategies. The authors emphasize the discrete element method (DEM), which is first validated by comparison with laboratory experiments, then used to study the sensitivity of various parameters, and finally applied to real and natural cases. The book ends with an introduction to a hybrid continuum method able to bridge the gap between cases dominated by discreteness and those involving a very large number of elements.
- 9780081011973 (electronic bk.)
0081011970 (electronic bk.)
- Bibliography Note:
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
- Source of Acquisition:
- Purchased with funds from the Paterno Libraries Endowment; 2016
- Endowment Note:
- Paterno Libraries Endowment
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