AVALANCHE PROTECTION BY MEANS OF WIRE ROPE SNOW FENCES

DIE LAWINENSTUETZVERBAUUNG MIT DRAHTSEILSCHNEEZAEUNEN

The possibilities of protection against avalanches comprise methods of stabilizing the snow masses to prevent the start of an avalanche, snow retaining walls and structures to catch and divert the avalanches. Protection by means of resilient wire rope fences serves to prevent an avalanche starting by stabilizing and supporting the layers of snow. The main elements of such a wire rope fence are steel uprights, a network of supporting and tensioning ropes, steel anchorages and wire mesh. The costs of plant, materials, labour and transport are described as low. This article deals in the main with the forces which occur, and which are significant for the design of the various structural members and their foundations. This method of avalanche protection has been used with success on a number of occasions in Austria.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Springer-Verlag

    Moelkerbastei 5
    A-1010 Vienna,   Austria 
  • Authors:
    • Brugger, F
    • Leys, E
  • Publication Date: 1977-4

Language

  • German

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00179623
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Bundesanstalt für Straßenwesen (BASt)
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 27 1978 12:00AM