Predicting Seismic-Induced Rockfall Hazard for Targeted Site Mitigation

Currently Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) primarily relies on manual identification of high-risk rock slopes for selected mitigation—a time consuming and expensive process requiring expert judgement and advanced fieldwork with associated safety risks such as personnel scaling unstable slopes for manual mapping. The overall aim of this research is to provide a comprehensive and targeted method for proactively identifying high-risk rockfall areas for selected mitigation to ensure ODOT’s critical corridors remain open during emergency events.


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    • Status: Active
    • Funding: $224511
    • Contract Numbers:

      SPR 809

    • Sponsor Organizations:

      Federal Highway Administration

      1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
      Washington, DC  United States  20590
    • Managing Organizations:

      Oregon Department of Transportation

      555 13th Street NE
      Salem, OR  United States  97301
    • Project Managers:

      Glover-Cutter, Kira

    • Performing Organizations:

      Oregon State University, Corvallis

      Department of Civil Engineering
      202 Apperson Hall
      Corvallis, OR  United States  97331-2302
    • Principal Investigators:

      Olsen, Michael

    • Start Date: 20170707
    • Expected Completion Date: 20201231
    • Actual Completion Date: 0
    • USDOT Program: Transportation, Planning, Research, and Development

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01658865
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: Oregon Department of Transportation
    • Contract Numbers: SPR 809
    • Files: RiP, STATEDOT
    • Created Date: Feb 1 2018 4:12PM