American Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences

Rock Fall Hazard Zonation in Haraz Highway

Hadi Jarahi and Sedigheh Seifilaleh

DOI : 10.3844/ajeassp.2016.371.379

American Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences

Volume 9, Issue 2

Pages 371-379

Abstract

Takavar and Ebtehaj tunnels as part of Haraz highway are located in southwestern Damavand mount. Statistics show enormous financial and human damages in this route because of rockfall. Geological and topographical conditions, caused to the intensity of rockfall, because most of heights in this area covered by Damavand Trachyandesitic lava flows. In this study Rockfall Analyst (RA) software used to analysis risk modeling of rockfall in three-dimensional. In such a model, the spatial distribution of frequency, height velocity and energy of falling or rolling rocks are calculated. Then the layers in the same velocity, energy and height and the weight, were analyzed and finally 9 risk-prone regions were identified. However, except one of them, other areas need engineering solutions to drop the risk of rockfall.

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© 2016 Hadi Jarahi and Sedigheh Seifilaleh. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.