Examination about the predictive precision of the rockfall behavior by the numerical simulation

G. C. Ma, H. Matsuyama, S. Nishiyama, Y. Ohnishi

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For rational rockfall rock measures, an accurate evaluation of the rockfall behavior is an important problem. Various numerical analytical methods are developed so far, and there are the thing put to practical use. However, the numerical analysis is hardly considered how much predict rockfall behavior precisely. This paper developed a new simulation technique of real rockfall by the Discontinuous Deformation Analysis (DDA) and by introducing the probabilistic technique. The applicability and validity of the simulation technique was verified by applied to the field tests of rockfall. Furthermore, as the practical application, the examination of a rational rockfall protection work for the rockfall disaster of Mt. Fuji was summarized.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationFrontiers of Discontinuous Numerical Methods and Practical Simulations in Engineering and Disaster Prevention
PublisherCRC Press
Number of pages7
ISBN (Electronic)9781315849287
ISBN (Print)9781138001107
Publication statusPublished - Aug 12 2013

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)


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