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RocFall


RocFall is a statistical analysis program designed to assist with assessment of slopes at risk for rockfalls. Energy, velocity and "bounce height" envelopes for the entire slope are determined by the program, as is the location of rock endpoints. Distributions of energy, velocity and bounce height are also calculated along the slope profile. Distributions can be graphed and comprehensive statistics are automatically calculated.

RocFall can also assist in determining remedial measures: the material properties of each slope segment can be changed allowing for comparison of results. Information about the kinetic energy and location of impact on a barrier can help determine the capacity, size and location of barriers. RocFall also provides commercial barrier information. Users can define a custom barrier, or select one of the predefined barriers.

Report generation of RocFall results is straightforward. Screen captures can easily be pasted into word processors for fast report writing. Graphs and raw data can be exported to Excel from the right-click menu of any graph.

To assist with determining coefficients of restitution, RocFall includes a large table of coefficients of restitution that was compiled after an extensive literature search. Tables for dynamic friction and rolling friction coefficients, as well as rock density, are also provided.

Rock paths can be filtered. You can right-click on individual paths to select only that path. You can also right-click on a barrier and select, from the many impacts on the barrier, paths that had the highest velocity when they contacted the barrier. The Filter Results dialog provides numerous filtering options.

RocFall allows you to create faster and easier high-quality output. Graphs can be exported to Excel with 1-click and the slope and rock-paths can easily be exported to a DXF file for import into a CAD program. The Drawing toolkit has been improved to include importing of bitmap files, multi-line text-boxes that can be auto-filled with relevant simulation data, axes that can be dragged-and-dropped to show coordinates on a printed page and much more. In addition, the new Page Setup options allow users to completely customize the headers and footers of any RocFall printouts.


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