5-7 December 2018 - Hong Kong, China

CONFERENCE PAPERS

Ninth International Conference on Advances in Steel Structures (ICASS 2018)


A BUFFER STRUCTURE COMPOSED OF FLEXIBLE NETS AND SPRING-RODS FOR ROCKFALL PROTECTION

 

Zhixiang Yu1, Lei Zhao1,2*, Chang Yang1, Yaopeng Liu2,

 Hu Xu1, Shichun Zhao1 and Rui Bai2

1 School of Civil Engineering, Southwest Jiaotong University, Chengdu, China

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2 Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University,

Hong Kong, China

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DOI:10.18057/ICASS2018.P.169

ABSTRACT:

In this paper, a buffer structure was constructed, which can be independently installed at the top of a shed to form a more protective system for rockfall protection. The buffer structure is mainly composed of steel-wire ring nets, spring rods, steel-wire ropes and extension springs. A full-scale impact test, with the nominal energy level of 50 kJ, was carried out to investigate the performance of the buffer structure. Not only the self-cleaning feature was proved, but also the mechanical behaviors were studied.

Keywords:

Flexible rock shed; Buffer structure; Spring-rod; Mechanical behavior; Self-cleaning

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IMPORTANT DATES

First call for paper:
1 January 2018
Abstract submission: (CLOSED)
1 April 2018
Notification of abstract acceptance:
on or before 16 April 2018 
Full paper submission: 
15 July 2018
Online Registration Begins:
1 August 2018
Notification of full paper acceptance:
31 August 2018
Early bird registration:
on or before 7 September 2018
Online Registration Closes:
31 October 2018
Announcement of programme:
1 November 2018
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