Ten Years' Experience in Flexible Debris Flow Barriers

Corinna WENDELER, Nobuhito NISHIMURA and Matthias DENK

More than 20 flexible ring net barriers for debris flow protection were installed in the last 20 years, in over 25 countries and have been protecting infrastructure, roads and railway tracks from great damage. These flexible ring net debris flow barriers have been in the meantime established as a certified European product, obtaining the CE marking. This contribution relates the evolution of the first real scale testing barriers, leading to standardized barriers up to fully working debris flow barrier projects. Case studies will highlight advantages and challenges of this technology in regards to construction technics, economical aspects and its environmental friendly characteristics.

2018/1 192-198