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Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences An interactive open-access journal of the European Geosciences Union
Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 17, 103-113, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/nhess-17-103-2017
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30 Jan 2017
Estimation of the return period of rockfall blocks according to their size
Valerio De Biagi et al.

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Rockfall is an highly destructive and unpredictable natural phenomenon. The design of protective structures needs a design falling block. Nowadays, the size of this block depends on the designer's personal judgement and expertise. We propose a statistical methodology to evaluate the return period of a given falling volume from observations and records in historical catalogues. This would allow us to implement modern reliability-based design approaches in protective engineering works.
Rockfall is an highly destructive and unpredictable natural phenomenon. The design of protective...
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