American Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences

Ceppo Morelli Block-Falls Probability Study to Support the Decision of Excavating a by-Pass Tunnel

S. Longo and P. Oreste

DOI : 10.3844/ajeassp.2010.723.727

American Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences

Volume 3, Issue 4

Pages 723-727


Problem statement: In this article, some important aspects linked to the new Ceppo Morelli (Piemonte, Italy) future by-pass tunnel construction were considered. Approach: The article concerned a mountainous region which in the past was affected by slope landslides and block falls that reached a downhill roadway and two nearby villages. Results: Using risk analysis approach the probability of block-falls down the mountain slopes was accomplished, with estimation of their trajectories. Conclusion: Obtained results proved the need to open the new tunnel because the present roadway is not considered risk free.


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