871303 Rock fall

Lecture and seminar
Semester hours
Lecturer (assistant)
Dorren, Lucas
Offered in
Wintersemester 2023/24
Languages of instruction


Principles of rockfall processes
Mapping, field recording and rockfall process interpretation
Rockfall modelling and simulation
Protective measures (technical, biological (protection forests) and organisational)
Discussion of case studies

Previous knowledge expected

Basic knowledge of geology and Geographical Information Ssystems

Objective (expected results of study and acquired competences)

Knowing which rockfall processes exist
Acquiring basic knowledge for assessing a rockfall release area
Knowing various rockfall protective measures (technical, biological (protection forests) and organisational) and their efficacy
Knowing various rockfall modelling approaches
Knowing methodologies for rockfall hazard mapping
You can find more details like the schedule or information about exams on the course-page in BOKUonline.