Rockfall protection embankments – RPE

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Rockfall protection embankments – RPE



The rockfall embankment works are constituted by an earth structure with a trapezoidal geometry, often combined with a rock trap coated by a low elastic restitution coefficient material (eg. sand).


For the sizing of the work are carried out the usual assessments provided for works of loose materials, ie the calculation of the bearing capacity of the foundation ground, the settlements of the foundation ground and the stability calculation of the two sides upstream and downstream.