Finite element analysis of flexible debris-flow barriers, A
The objective of this study was to simulate the stress-displacement behavior of a flexible debris-flow mitigation structure with a three-dimensional finite element model (FEM). Flexible, steel ring-net structures are becoming state-of-practice for debris-flow mitigation in mountainous terrain. These structures have been shown effective in geohazard mitigation; however, design of these structures commonly does not incorporate coupled interactions between debris flow mechanics and stress-strain response of the steel structure Thus, this study focused on assessing the effectiveness of using a FEM ...
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