Rockfalls in mountainous roads may result in increasing hazards for vehicles and people. Cases of rockfalls with fatalities or great disruption of traffic have been reported in the news and account for significant money loss. Unfortunately due to the complexity of the phenomenon of a single or a few rocks detachment, it has not been studied extensively and data relating to triggering of such phenomena are scarce. In this paper a first attempt is made to gather and analyze available published case studies where the triggering mechanisms of rockfalls are presented. The most significant triggering mechanisms are presented and the resulting rockfalls are analyzed based on the collected data. This work is part of a project aiming to monitor and evaluate rockfall phenomena in Greek highways. .
|Title of host publication
|Engineering Geology for Society and Territory - Volume 2
|Subtitle of host publication
|Number of pages
|Published - Jan 1 2015
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© Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2015.
- Triggering Mechanisms
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Earth and Planetary Sciences (all)
- Environmental Science (all)