Real Scale Experiments on Rockfall Protection Barriers
In the rockfall protection barriers, the role of the net is to diffuse the efforts to the braking devices which absorb the energy and slow down the velocity of the block. An innovative braking device working by the buckling of metallic tubes is developed by quasi-static and dynamic tests. Real scale experiments on the entire structure are done and presented here. These tests are performed as the recommendations of the new Guideline for European Technical Approval concerning the falling rock protection kits, named ETAG 27.
Ezio Cadoni and Marco di Prisco
A. Trad et al., "Real Scale Experiments on Rockfall Protection Barriers", Applied Mechanics and Materials, Vol. 82, pp. 734-739, 2011