Guidelines for Certification and Management of Flexible Rockfall Protection Systems

Guidelines for Certification and Management of Flexible Rockfall Protection Systems

The objective of this research is to produce a guidebook on flexible rockfall protection systems for transportation agencies that addresses the following: Inspection, maintenance, and repair procedures for flexible rockfall protection systems (e.g., drapes, pinned mesh, attenuators, and barriers); Testing, approval, and certification methodologies, as well as proposed performance-based specifications for flexible rockfall fence systems and components thereof; Development of an asset management plan, including long-term performance and condition measures; and establishment of critical factors and key components in determining estimates of future performance, life-cycle cost, and cost/benefit analysis for maintenance, repair, or replacement decisions for flexible rockfall protection systems; and Creation of a database capable of recording and suitable for analyzing the asset management plan information for flexible rockfall protection systems.

Publisher:
Transportation Research Board

Publication Year:
2013

Report Number:
TAM-2013-0051

External Link

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