Protection from High Energy Rockfall Impacts Using Terramesh Embankments: Design and Experiences

This paper will demonstrate how the high energy impact embankment system represents an effective solution for rockfall protection that is relatively cost efficient in respect to price and maintenance in comparison with traditional rockfall barriers. The high energy impact embankments are designed to resist multiple impacts with negligible resultant deformation, and therefore, may be placed close to infrastructure. Additionally, this system may also have a vegetated façade to blend in with the surrounding environment.

  • Corporate Authors:

    New York State Thruway Authority

    200 Southern Boulevard, P.O. Box 189
    Albany, NY  United States  12201-0189
  • Authors:
    • Brunet, Ghislain
    • Giacchetti, Giorgio
    • Bertolo, Paola
    • Peila, Daniele
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  • Publication Date: 2009


  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: CD-ROM
  • Features: Figures; Photos; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 107-124
  • Monograph Title: Proceedings of the 60th Highway Geology Symposium

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01142313
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 20 2009 5:15PM