History of RAMMS
In 2005, Perry Bartelt, Urs Gruber and Marc Christen started to think about a new, user-friendly graphical user interface for our 2D-avalanche code. The forerunner of RAMMS, AVAL-2D, was also developed at SLF, and used for 2D avalanche simulations, see video below. The visualization was then done by Xlib on Unix Systems, and was far from user-friendly, as you can imagine.
In parallel, we were already thinking about a ROCKFALL module. The rocks were still spheres, using restitution coefficients.