Modeling Gravity Hazards from Rockfalls to Landslides

Gravity hazards are a major concern to those living in mountainous areas. To protect infrastructure and human life in these areas, engineers require numerical tools for trajectory analysis, for application from fragmental rockfalls to large-scale avalanches or landslides. This book explores state-of-the-art methods to model the propagation (flows and stops) of masses, using the discrete element method (DEM) to study the evolution of kinetics during an event. Taking into account the shape of the blocks and the topology of the terrain provides an explicit and sophisticated consideration of geometries, eliminating the need for stochastic inputs to rockfall simulations. This method is validated experimentally, before the authors apply it to real case studies. The book ends with an introduction to and comparison with the material point method (MPM), a new and promising approach able to bridge the gap between cases dominated by discreteness and those involving a very large number of elements. Engineering consulting firms, researchers and students should find the approaches outlined in this book useful, whether designing prevention and protection systems for gravity hazards, or exploring new ways to model gravity hazards. Covers conventional methods used to study gravitational phenomena using empirical parameters Presents a new numerical tool taking account of the physical phenomenon (friction, dissipation, realistic block shapes) and a methodology for parameter calibration and the achievement of numerical simulations Applies the numerical model to real cases with a critical analysis of its applicability in the field of engineering Emphasizes the discrete element method (DEM)

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  • Author : Vincent Richefeu
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Pages : 178 pages
  • ISBN : 0081011970
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Modeling Gravity Hazards from Rockfalls to Landslides

Modeling Gravity Hazards from Rockfalls to Landslides
  • Author : Vincent Richefeu,Pascal Villard
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release : 11 October 2016
GET THIS BOOKModeling Gravity Hazards from Rockfalls to Landslides

Gravity hazards are a major concern to those living in mountainous areas. To protect infrastructure and human life in these areas, engineers require numerical tools for trajectory analysis, for application from fragmental rockfalls to large-scale avalanches or landslides. This book explores state-of-the-art methods to model the propagation (flows and stops) of masses, using the discrete element method (DEM) to study the evolution of kinetics during an event. Taking into account the shape of the blocks and the topology of the

Landslides and Engineered Slopes. Experience, Theory and Practice

Landslides and Engineered Slopes. Experience, Theory and Practice
  • Author : Stefano Aversa,Leonardo Cascini,Luciano Picarelli,Claudio Scavia
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release : 17 April 2018
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Landslides and Engineered Slopes. Experience, Theory and Practice contains the invited lectures and all papers presented at the 12th International Symposium on Landslides, (Naples, Italy, 12-19 June 2016). The book aims to emphasize the relationship between landslides and other natural hazards. Hence, three of the main sessions focus on Volcanic-induced landslides, Earthquake-induced landslides and Weather-induced landslides respectively, while the fourth main session deals with Human-induced landslides. Some papers presented in a special session devoted to "Subareal and submarine landslide processes and

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Landslide Hazards, Risks, and Disasters
  • Author : Tim Davies,Nick Rosser
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release : 17 October 2021
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Landslide Hazards, Risks and Disasters 2nd edition makes a broad but detailed examination of major aspects of mass movements and their consequences, and provides knowledge to form the basis for more complete and accurate monitoring, prediction, preparedness and reduction of the impacts of landslides on society. The frequency and intensity of landslide hazards and disasters has consistently increased over the past century, and this trend will continue as society increasingly utilises steep landscapes. Landslides and related phenomena can be triggered

Engineering Geology for Society and Territory - Volume 2

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  • Author : Giorgio Lollino,Daniele Giordan,Giovanni B. Crosta,Jordi Corominas,Rafig Azzam,Janusz Wasowski,Nicola Sciarra
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release : 16 September 2014
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This book is one out of 8 IAEG XII Congress volumes, and deals with Landslide processes, including: field data and monitoring techniques, prediction and forecasting of landslide occurrence, regional landslide inventories and dating studies, modeling of slope instabilities and secondary hazards (e.g. impulse waves and landslide-induced tsunamis, landslide dam failures and breaching), hazard and risk assessment, earthquake and rainfall induced landslides, instabilities of volcanic edifices, remedial works and mitigation measures, development of innovative stabilization techniques and applicability to specific engineering

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  • Author : Steve D. Bowman,William R. Lund
  • Publisher : Utah Geological Survey
  • Release : 21 September 2016
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Landslide Hazard and Risk

Landslide Hazard and Risk
  • Author : Thomas Glade,Malcolm G. Anderson,Michael J. Crozier
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release : 04 January 2006
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With the increasing need to take an holistic view of landslide hazard and risk, this book overviews the concept of risk research and addresses the sociological and psychological issues resulting from landslides. Its integrated approach offers understanding and ability for concerned organisations, landowners, land managers, insurance companies and researchers to develop risk management solutions. Global case studies illustrate a variety of integrated approaches, and a concluding section provides specifications and contexts for the next generation of process models.

Introduction to the Physics of Landslides

Introduction to the Physics of Landslides
  • Author : Fabio Vittorio de Blasio
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release : 13 May 2011
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Landslides represent one of the most destructive natural catastrophes. They can reach extremely long distances and velocities, and are capable of wiping out human communities and settlements. Yet landslides have a creative facet as they contribute to the modification of the landscape. They are the consequence of the gravity pull jointly with the tectonic disturbance of our living planet. Landslides are most often studied within a geotechnical and geomorphological perspective. Engineering calculations are traditionally applied to the stability of terrains.

Laser Scanning Applications in Landslide Assessment

Laser Scanning Applications in Landslide Assessment
  • Author : Biswajeet Pradhan
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release : 04 May 2017
GET THIS BOOKLaser Scanning Applications in Landslide Assessment

This book is related to various applications of laser scanning in landslide assessment. Landslide detection approaches, susceptibility, hazard, vulnerability assessment and various modeling techniques are presented. Optimization of landslide conditioning parameters and use of heuristic, statistical, data mining approaches, their advantages and their relationship with landslide risk assessment are discussed in detail. The book contains scanning data in tropical forests; its indicators, assessment, modeling and implementation. Additionally, debris flow modeling and analysis including source of debris flow identification and rockfall

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Transport Infrastructure and Systems
  • Author : Gianluca Dell'Acqua,Fred Wegman
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release : 16 March 2017
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Transport Infrastructure Asset management in transport infrastructure, financial viability of transport engineering projects/ Life cycle Cost Analysis, Life-Cycle Assessment and Sustainability Assessment of transport infrastructure/ Infrastructures financing and pricing with equity appraisal, operation optimization and energy management/ Low-Volume roads: planning, maintenance, operations, environmental and social issues/ Public-Private Partnership (PPP) experience in transport infrastructure in different countries and economic conditions/ Airport Pavement Management Systems, runway design and maintenance/ Port maintenance and development issues, technology relating to cargo handling, landside access, cruise

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  • Author : Zuyu Chen,Jian-Min Zhang,Ken Ho,Fa-Quan Wu,Zhong-Kui Li
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release : 11 June 2008
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270 Expert contributions on aspects of landslide hazards, encompassing geological modeling and soil and rock mechanics, landslide processes, causes and effects, and damage avoidance and limitation strategies. Reference source for academics and professionals in geo-mechanical and geo-technical engineering, and others involved with research, des

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Earthquake-Induced Landslides
  • Author : Yingbin Zhang
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release : 15 July 2017
GET THIS BOOKEarthquake-Induced Landslides

This book sheds new light on improved methods for the study of the initiation and run-out of earthquake-induced landslides. It includes an initiation study method that considers tension-shear failure mechanism; an improved, rigorous, dynamic sliding-block method based on dynamic critical acceleration; and a run-out analysis of earthquake-induced landslides that takes account of the trampoline effect, all of which add to the accuracy and accessibility of landslide study. The book includes abundant illustrations, figures and tables, making it a valuable resource

Landslides - Disaster Risk Reduction

Landslides - Disaster Risk Reduction
  • Author : Kyoji Sassa,Philippo Canuti
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release : 07 November 2008
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This book documents the First World Landslide Forum, which was jointly organized by the International Consortium on Landslides (ICL), eight UN organizations (UNESCO, WMO, FAO, UN/ISDR, UNU, UNEP, World Bank, UNDP) and four NGOs (International Council for Science, World Federation of Engineering Organizations, Kyoto Univ. and Japan Landslide Society) in Tokyo in 2008. The material consists of four parts: The Open Forum "Progress of IPL Activities; Four Thematic Lectures in the Plenary Symposium "Global Landslide Risk Reduction"; Six Keynote Lectures

Recent Advances in Modeling Landslides and Debris Flows

Recent Advances in Modeling Landslides and Debris Flows
  • Author : Wei Wu
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release : 12 September 2014
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Landslides and debris flows belong to the most dangerous natural hazards in many parts of the world. Despite intensive research, these events continue to result in human suffering, property losses, and environmental degradation every year. Better understanding of the mechanisms and processes of landslides and debris flows will help make reliable predictions, develop mitigation strategies and reduce vulnerability of infrastructure. This book presents contributions to the workshop on Recent Developments in the Analysis, Monitoring and Forecast of Landslides and Debris

Landslide Risk Management

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  • Author : Oldrich Hungr,Robin Fell,Réjean Couture,Erik Eberhardt
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release : 30 June 2005
GET THIS BOOKLandslide Risk Management

Landslide Risk Management comprises the proceedings of the International Conference on Landslide Risk Management, held in Vancouver, Canada, from May 31 to June 3, 2005. The first part of the book contains state-of-the-art and invited lectures, prepared by teams of authors selected for their experience in specific topics assigned to them by the JTC-1 Committee. The second part is a selection of papers submitted to the conference, most of which serve as case-history illustrations of projects on landslide risk management. This reference work