One of the issues both mining companies and infrastructure managers (road and rail) are facing at the moment is that the phenomenon of rock fall is poorly understood and not adequately addressed in a rigorous engineering
manner. For the mining sector, this project proposes to address this point by achieving two main objectives:
- Increase the current knowledge and understanding of rock fall hazard in a mining environment. Fundamental
characteristics of rock falls such as run-out distances, velocities and block volume will be analysed for different
scenarios in order to complete existing database.
- Analyse the residual hazard associated with the most commonly used protective solutions (netting, portal,
bunds) and establish a set of recommendations to optimize the rockfall protection system.