Rock Slope Stabilization Using Spider System

The technique of stabilizing rock formations or blocks using cable lashing or nets with rock bolts has been used for a number of years. Geobrugg developed the TECCO Slope Stabilization System using the Ruvolum Dimensioning Program to stabilize soil and highly weathered rock slopes. The recent development of the SPIDER System using the Ruvolum Rock Dimensioning Program to stabilize rock slopes is another tool for engineers and designers to use. The program allows the user to analyze sliding and toppling mechanisms and based on Mohr-Coulomb Equilibrium theory it establishes the relationship between driving and stabilizing forces. The result is the number of required anchors and their relative positions is optimized. The design concept was modeled and tested to verify the program. The system has been successfully used for several applications to hold blocks or overhanging rock in place in Europe and Asia.


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Media Info

  • Media Type: CD-ROM
  • Features: Figures; Photos;
  • Pagination: pp 389-406
  • Monograph Title: Proceedings of the 60th Highway Geology Symposium

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  • Accession Number: 01142376
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 20 2009 9:13PM