Rockfall Catchment Fence Foundations – Rigid or Flexible?

Example of simple post base support used for high energy rockfall catchment fences consisting of a small concrete pad, two soil anchors and a micropile tube. Source: AGHP
Example of simple post base support used for high energy rockfall catchment fences consisting of a small concrete pad, two soil anchors and a micropile tube. Source: AGHP

An important part of a flexible net rockfall catchment fence system is the foundation.  Catchment systems have been growing in capacity, able to stop larger and higher energy rockfall events.  The trend for foundations has been for them to become larger and more rigid, according to the Association of Geohazard Professionals (AGHP).  Members of the AGHP are interested in feedback from owners and engineers experienced in foundation design and their performance in order to synthesize an empirical study of catchment fence foundations and their design.  More details can be found at the link below.

Source: Technical Note: To Deform or Not to Deform: That is the Question! – Association of Geohazard Professionals – AGHP

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