Flexible rockfall barrier system is a modern technology for protection against rockfalls in upland areas.
The concept of rockfall barriers is based on the ability to absorb rockfall shock energy.
Rock mass breaking off a cliff, falling down from a decent height or moving down a long slope gain a significant speed. The barrier in operation can absorb the movement energy up to 8000 kJ.
Rockfall protection barriers reach up to 8 m in height and can act as an addition to existing rockfall protection or a complete substitution.
- high-strength chained net;
- load bearing and shock elements;
- metal supports;
- additional structures providing fastening of the barrier to the slope.
Advantages of flexible rockfall protection barriers:
- relatively small weight;
- short time for installation;
- suit the landscape perfectly, preserving its initial appearance;
- economically sound method compared to constructing the reinforced galleries;
- possibility to install in the areas with topology too complex for construction of major protection objects.