Project: Standardization bases for checking and dimensioning of rockfall galleries

Research Commission Federal Roads Office FEDRO, Switzerland

  • 2013 - 2015
  • Partner: ETH Zurich IBK (lead)

On the basis of large-scale tests on a replica rockfall protection gallery with different covering materials, the load-bearing and deformation behavior of the gallery up to the point of collapse was examined. As soon as the dynamic models developed at the IBK were verified with large-scale tests, probabilistic calculations could be carried out. The vulnerability of a gallery is examined with the defined dimensioning concept. The goal is to identify important parameters of covered galleries related to the failure probability and to estimate the model uncertainties.

Normierungsgrundlagen zur Überprüfung und Bemessung von Steinschlaggalerien