Observatorio de I+D+i UPM

Memorias de investigación
Research Publications in journals:
Application of a New Rheological Model to Rock Avalanches: an SPH Approach
Year:2016
Research Areas
  • Civil engineering
Information
Abstract
Rock avalanches move large volumes of material causing a highly destructive power over large areas. In these events, it is possible to monitor the evolution of slopes but failure cannot be always prevented. For this reason, modelling of the propagation phase provides engineers with fundamental information regarding speed, track, runout and depth. From these data, it is possible to perform a better risk assessment and propose mitigation measures to reduce the potential hazard of specific area. The purpose of this paper is to present a depth integrated, SPH model, which can be used to simulate real rock avalanches and to assess the influence of the rheology on the avalanche properties. The paper compares the performance of different rheological models to reproduce the track, runout and depth of the final deposit for both, scale test and real events such as Frank and Thurwiesier rock avalanches. These sets of benchmarks provide information on the proposed model accuracy and limitations.
International
Si
JCR
Si
Title
Rock Mechanics And Rock Engineering
ISBN
0723-2632
Impact factor JCR
2,386
Impact info
Datos JCR del año 2015
Volume
49
10.1007/s00603-015-0909-5
Journal number
6
From page
2353
To page
2372
Month
SIN MES
Ranking
Quartile 1 (3º/32 journals)
Participants
  • Autor: Diego Guillermo Manzanal (UPM)
  • Autor: Valentina Drempetic . (UPM)
  • Autor: Manuel Tomas Pastor Perez (UPM)
  • Autor: Miguel Martin Stickle (UPM)
  • Autor: Jose Manuel Mira Mcwilliams (UPM)
Research Group, Departaments and Institutes related
  • Creador: Departamento: Mecánica de Medios Continuos y Teoría de Estructuras
  • Departamento: Matemática e Informática Aplicadas a la Ingenierías Civil y Naval
S2i 2020 Observatorio de investigación @ UPM con la colaboración del Consejo Social UPM
Cofinanciación del MINECO en el marco del Programa INNCIDE 2011 (OTR-2011-0236)
Cofinanciación del MINECO en el marco del Programa INNPACTO (IPT-020000-2010-22)