Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence Geotechnical Science and Engineering

Dr. Anna Giacomini

Selected publications are available for download in PDF format below.

Journal Papers

1. Giani GP, Giacomini A, Migliazza M, Segalini A (2004) Experimental and Theoretical studies to improve rockfall analysis and protection work design. Rock Mechanics & Rock Engineering. 37 (5), 369–389.

2. Giani GP, Giacomini A, Migliazza M, Segalini A (2005) Metodologia progettuale per la scelta e il dimensionamento di opere di difesa da caduta di massi. GEAM – Monographic review – Studi e interventi su fenomeni di caduta massi. 114, 7–22.

3. Giacomini A, Buzzi O, Giani GP, Migliazza M, Ferrero AM (2008) Numerical study of the flow anisotropy within a single natural rock joint. Int. J. Rock. Mech. & Min Sci. 45(1), 47-58 .

4. Buzzi O, Pedroso D, Giacomini A (2008) Caveats on the implementation of the Generalized Material Point Method. Computer Modeling in Engineering & Sciences, 31(2), 85-106.

5. Giacomini A, Buzzi O, Renard B, Giani GP (2009) Experimental studies on fragmentation of rock falls on impact with rock surfaces. International Journal of Rock Mechanics and Mining Science. 46(4), 708-715.

6. Lambert C, Buzzi O, Giacomini A (2010) Influence of calcium leaching on the mechanical behavior of a rock mortar interface: a DEM analysis. Computers and Geotechnics, 37, 258-266.

7. Buzzi O, Giacomini A, Fityus S (2011) Towards a dimensionless description of soil swelling behaviour. Geotechnique, 61(3), March 2011, 271-277.

8. Fityus S, Giacomini A, Buzzi O (2011) Rockfall phenomena in Eastern Australia. Submitted to Geomorphology. Manuscript Number: GEOMOR-2743.

9. Spadari M, Giacomini A, Buzzi O, Hambleton J (2011) Prediction of the bullet effect for rockfall barriers: a scaling approach. Rock Mechanics and Rock Engineering, 45(2), 131-166.

10. Buzzi O, Giacomini A, Spadari, M (2012) Laboratory investigation on high values of restitution coefficients. Rock Mechanics and Rock Engineering. DOI: 10.1007/s00603-011-0183-0.

11. Spadari M, Giacomini A, Buzzi O, Fityus S, Giani GP (2012) In situ rock fall testing in New South Wales, Australia. Accepted to International Journal of Rock Mechanics and Mining Science on the 19/04/2011. DOI:10.1016/j.ijrmms.2011.11.013.

12. Lambert C , Thoeni K , Giacomini A , Casagrande D , Sloan SW (2012). Rockfall hazard analysis from discrete fracture network modelling with finite persistence discontinuities. Rock Mechanics and Rock Engineering. 45(5), 871-884.

13. Giacomini A, Thoeni K, Lambert C, Booth S, Sloan SW (2012) Experimental study on rockfall drapery systems for open pit highwalls. International Journal of Rock Mechanics & Mining Sciences 56(2012) 171–181.

14. Thoeni K, Lambert C, Giacomini A, Sloan SW (2013). Discrete modelling of hexagonal wire meshes with a stochastically distorted contact model. Computers and Geotechnics, 49, 158-169.

15. Spadari M, Kardani M, De Carteret R, Giacomini A, Buzzi O, Fityus S, Sloan SW (2013). Statistical evaluation of rockfall energy ranges for different geological settings of New South Wales, Australia. Engineering Geology,158, 57-65.

16. Hambleton JP, Buzzi O, Giacomini A, Spadari M, Sloan SW (2013). Perforation of flexible rockfall barriers by normal block impact. Rock Mechanics and Rock Engineering, 46(3), 515-526.

17. Buzzi O, Spadari M, Giacomini A, Fityus S, Sloan SW (2013). Experimental testing of rockfall barriers designed for the low range of impact energy. Rock Mechanics and Rock Engineering. 46(4), 701-712.

18. Fityus S, Giacomini A, Spadari M, Buzzi O (2013) The significance of geology for the morphology of potentially unstable rocks. Engineering Geology, 162, 43-52.

Technical Reports

1. Giacomini A, Lambert C, Thoeni K. Improved management of the rockfall hazard at the base of the highwalls. ACARP report C19026; 2012.