ROFRAQ: A statistics-based empirical method for assessing accident risk from rockfalls in quarries. International Journal of Rock Mechanics and Mining Sciences.

Alejano Monge, Leandro R. and Stockhausen, H.W. and Alonso Prieto, Elena Mercedes and Bastante, F.G and Ramírez Oyanguren, Pedro (2008). ROFRAQ: A statistics-based empirical method for assessing accident risk from rockfalls in quarries. International Journal of Rock Mechanics and Mining Sciences.. "International Journal Of Rock Mechanics And Mining Sciences", v. 45 (n. 8); pp. 1252-1272. ISSN 1365-1609. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijrmms.2008.01.003.

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Title: ROFRAQ: A statistics-based empirical method for assessing accident risk from rockfalls in quarries. International Journal of Rock Mechanics and Mining Sciences.
Author/s:
  • Alejano Monge, Leandro R.
  • Stockhausen, H.W.
  • Alonso Prieto, Elena Mercedes
  • Bastante, F.G
  • Ramírez Oyanguren, Pedro
Item Type: Article
Título de Revista/Publicación: International Journal Of Rock Mechanics And Mining Sciences
Date: December 2008
Volume: 45
Subjects:
Freetext Keywords: Rockfall risk assessment, quarry slope design, empirical methods, mine safety.
Faculty: E.T.S.I. Minas (UPM)
Department: Explotación de Recursos Minerales y Obras Subterráneas [hasta 2014]
Creative Commons Licenses: Recognition - No derivative works - Non commercial

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Abstract

This paper describes an empirical method, called Rockfall Risk Assessment for Quarries (ROFRAQ), which assesses the risk associated with rock falls in quarries. The method is based on aprobabilistic approach that assumes that an accident occurs as a consequence of as equence of events. This method has been applied to slopes in a number of quarries, and has proved useful indetecting trouble some slopes on the basis of empirical evidence. Thus far, it has been applied to around 100 slopes from various quarries of different rocks. These results show satisfactory agreement with results for empirical methods applied in the civil engineering field to highways and roads. The authors describe a case study of a granite aggregate quarry that highlights a number of issues in relation to practical application of the method.

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Item ID: 2428
DC Identifier: http://oa.upm.es/2428/
OAI Identifier: oai:oa.upm.es:2428
DOI: 10.1016/j.ijrmms.2008.01.003
Official URL: http://www.elsevier.com/wps/find/journaldescription.cws_home/256/description
Deposited by: Memoria Investigacion
Deposited on: 26 Feb 2010 12:50
Last Modified: 20 Apr 2016 12:07
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