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Rock-shape and its role in rockfall dynamics
A key factor determining the trajectories of rockfalls is rock-shape. But which rock-shapes are the most dangerous? Using rockfall experiments with special motion sensors and a new rockfall model that can simulate real rock-shapes; we are beginning to answer these questions.
Use of RAMMS in practice - information exchange
Introduction to RAMMS (modules avalanche and debris flow)
The first international RAMMS user Workshop took place begin of September 2012 in Davos, Switzerland and was got a very good feedback from the over 70 participants from all over the world. You can find some images here
Dr. Brian McArdell
Debris flows and rockfalls are rapid, gravitationally driven mass movements that threaten mountain communities in Switzerland and throughout the world.
The Research Group investigates the formation, movement and
deposition of this complex geophysical processes to support the
development of sound engineering and economically feasible defense
Main research field
Research is driven by our close interaction with
practitioners to facilitate the application of new methodologies and
guidelines in natural hazard analysis.