Special Issue "Rock Fall Protection for Surface Mining"
A special issue of Geosciences (ISSN 2076-3263).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 May 2021).
Interests: tunnelling; mining; TBM; rock fall protection; quarry exploitation
Rockfall represents one of the most dangerous landslide phenomena, due to its unpredictability, its abruptness, and the very high energy involved. The detachment of rock blocks can affect not only natural slopes but it also represents a serious hazard in mining environments, causing possible damage to personnel, machinery, and infrastructures.
Consequently, an accurate and effective predisposal and design of mitigation measures and, above all, structural protection works are required.
The development of new rockfall protective assembling systems, products, and technologies can significantly improve risk mitigation. Nevertheless, a codified design procedure is often missing.
This Special Issue aims to attract world-leading researchers in the area of rockfall and mining to highlight the importance of the design of effective and efficient mitigation measures, outlining innovative solutions and technologies, as well as design procedures. A special focus has to also be devoted to the effects of aging, corrosion, exceptional loads, and other phenomena that can occur during the working life of the protective devices, providing profitable solutions to evaluate the residual efficiency, and to predispose maintenance and repair works.
Dr. Daniele Peila
Dr. Maddalena Marchelli
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- rockfall mitigation measures
- rockfall protection structures
- surface mine
- underground mine
- full-scale tests
- numerical models