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Extension Tunnel. Protection from Rock Falls

TerraLite™ as part of an Energy Dissapation System over extension tunnels

TerraLite™ blocks can be used to dissipate the energy from falling rocks, in order to protect access tunnels and other structures near such hazards.

In the illustration to the right, a body of sand is placed above the TerraLite™ in order to dissipate the rock's kinetic energy by "splashing" out. The remaining energy is dissipated through the elastic compression of the TerraLite™ blocks.

Shock Mitigating System. For this type of application, it is generally advisable to use the higher density, "harder" TerraLite™, such as Type IX.

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Last Modified: August 31, 2003