Articles | Volume 16, issue 7
Research article
22 Jul 2016
Research article |  | 22 Jul 2016

Debris flow impact estimation on a rigid barrier

Federico Vagnon and Andrea Segalini


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Short summary
This study has the aim of reviewing the dynamics of debris flow impact against rigid structures and providing a new simple formulation to predict peak thrust. The proposed equation differs from other formulations because it takes into account flow characteristics, material properties, and barrier dimensions. The developed model is sufficiently capable of predicting measured force during the laboratory tests.
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