Soil Strength and Slope Stability

Soil Strength and Slope Stability
Author: J. Michael Duncan,Stephen G. Wright,Thomas L. Brandon
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2014-09-22
ISBN: 1118651650
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Soil Strength and Slope Stability Book Excerpt:

"Soil Strength and Slope Stability is the essential text for the critical assessment of natural and man-made slopes. Extensive case studies throughout help illustrate the principles and techniques described, including a new examination of Hurricane Katrina failures, plus examples of soil and slope engineering from around the world. Extraneous theory has been excluded to place the focus squarely on the practical application of slope design and analysis techniques, including information about standards, regulations, formulas, and the use of software in analysis."--pub. desc.

Slope Stability and Stabilization Methods

Slope Stability and Stabilization Methods
Author: Lee W. Abramson,Thomas S. Lee,Sunil Sharma,Glenn M. Boyce
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 736
Release: 2001-11-01
ISBN: 9780471384939
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Slope Stability and Stabilization Methods Book Excerpt:

A major revision of the comprehensive text/reference Written by world-leading geotechnical engineers who share almost 100 years of combined experience, Slope Stability and Stabilization, Second Edition assembles the background information, theory, analytical methods, design and construction approaches, and practical examples necessary to carry out a complete slope stability project. Retaining the best features of the previous edition, this new book has been completely updated to address the latest trends and methodology in the field. Features include: All-new chapters on shallow failures and stability of landfill slopes New material on probabilistic stability analysis, cost analysis of stabilization alternatives, and state-of-the-art techniques in time-domain reflectometry to help engineers plan and model new designs Tested and FHA-approved procedures for the geotechnical stage of highway, tunnel, and bridge projects Sound guidance for geotechnical stage design and planning for virtually all types of construction projects Slope Stability and Stabilization, Second Edition is filled with current and comprehensive information, making it one of the best resources available on the subject-and an essential reference for today's and tomorrow's professionals in geology, geotechnical engineering, soil science, and landscape architecture.

Slope Stability Engineering

Slope Stability Engineering
Author: Institution of Civil Engineers (Great Britain)
Publsiher: Thomas Telford
Total Pages: 443
Release: 1991
ISBN: 9780727716606
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Slope Stability Engineering Book Excerpt:

This volume draws on the experience and extensive research of an international authorship to bring together details on slope stability, causes of landslides, landslide prevention, new techniques for assessing and predicting stability, new methods for stabilising slopes and the special considerations for coastal situations.

Handbook of Slope Stabilisation

Handbook of Slope Stabilisation
Author: J. A. R. Ortigao,Alberto Sayao
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 483
Release: 2013-03-09
ISBN: 3662076802
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook of Slope Stabilisation Book Excerpt:

This book is aimed at the practising engineer and engineering geologist working in tropical environments, where lands lides are mainly triggered by rain fall. This book is based on a similar work published in 1999 in Portuguese, which became the Rio de Janeiro Slope Manual. This book is an engineering guide for the design of slopes and stabilisation works in rocks and residual soils. It evolves from the cumulative experience gathered by several engineers and geologists who faced severe slope problems. The authors' experience throughout Central and South America (Costa Rica, Argentina, Bolivia, Peru, Ecuador and Venezuela) and the Far East, especially Hong Kong and Malaysia, was used as a foundation for writing this book. The work also benefits enormously from the time spent in Hong Kong in 1996 and 1997 by the first editor on sabbatical at the City University of Hong Kong, and the discussions he had with many colleagues from the Geotechnical Engineering Office (GEO) of the Hong Kong Government, especially Dr. A. Malone, Mr. w.K. Pun, Dr. A. Li, Mr. K. Ho, and Mr. y.c. Chan among others.

Unsaturated Soils Advances in Geo Engineering

Unsaturated Soils  Advances in Geo Engineering
Author: D.G. Toll,C.E. Augarde,D. Gallipoli,S.J. Wheeler
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 1006
Release: 2008-06-23
ISBN: 0203884434
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Unsaturated Soils Advances in Geo Engineering Book Excerpt:

Unsaturated Soils: Advances in Geo-Engineering comprises 136 contributions from leading international researchers and practitioners, presented at the First European Conference on Unsaturated Soils (Durham, UK, 2-4 July 2008). The papers report on the latest advances in geo-engineering aspects of unsaturated soils. It is the first collection to focu

Slope Stability and Erosion Control Ecotechnological Solutions

Slope Stability and Erosion Control  Ecotechnological Solutions
Author: Joanne E. Norris,Alexia Stokes,Slobodan B. Mickovski,Erik Cammeraat,Rens van Beek,Bruce C. Nicoll,Alexis Achim
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2008-02-29
ISBN: 1402066767
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Slope Stability and Erosion Control Ecotechnological Solutions Book Excerpt:

This book aims to assist in choosing ecotechnological solutions for slopes that are prone to a variety of mass movements e.g. shallow failure or erosion. The book reviews the types of problematic slopes that may occur and describes briefly the nature of mass movements and the causes of these movements. There is focus on the use of vegetation to stabilize soil on slopes prone to mass movements. The book also introduces new ecotechnological methods, and case studies are discussed.

Rock Slope Stability Analysis

Rock Slope Stability Analysis
Author: Gian Paolo Giani
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 374
Release: 1992-01-01
ISBN: 9789054101222
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Rock Slope Stability Analysis Book Excerpt:

Deals with the methods of assessing the stability of rock slopes and the techniques of improving the stability conditions of natural and artificial slopes which are at risk. It also describes survey and measurement methods to model the behaviour of rock masses.

The Stability of Slopes

The Stability of Slopes
Author: Eddie Bromhead
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 424
Release: 1992-06-18
ISBN: 0203975359
Category: Architecture
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Stability of Slopes Book Excerpt:

The new edition of this successful book has been thoroughly revised to take account of recent advances in our understanding of slope stability and instability.

Slope Stability Engineering

Slope Stability Engineering
Author: Institution of Civil Engineers (Great Britain)
Publsiher: Thomas Telford Services Limited
Total Pages: 443
Release: 1991
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Slope Stability Engineering Book Excerpt:

This volume draws on the experience and extensive research of an international authorship to bring together details on slope stability, causes of landslides, landslide prevention, new techniques for assessing and predicting stability, new methods for stabilising slopes and the special considerations for coastal situations.

Mass Transport Gravity Flows and Bottom Currents

Mass Transport  Gravity Flows  and Bottom Currents
Author: G. Shanmugam
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 608
Release: 2020-10-31
ISBN: 0128225742
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mass Transport Gravity Flows and Bottom Currents Book Excerpt:

Mass Transport, Gravity Flows, and Bottom Currents: Downslope and Alongslope Processes and Deposits focuses solely on important downslope and alongslope processes. The book provides clear definitions and characteristics based on soil mechanics, fluid mechanics and sediment concentration by volume. It addresses Slides, Slumps, and Debris Flows, Grain Flows, Liquefied/Fluidized Flows, and Turbidity Currents, Density plumes, Hyperpycnal Flows, the Triggering Mechanisms of Downslope Processes, Bottom Currents, and Soft-Sediment Deformation Structures. The mechanics of each process are described in detail and used to provide empirically-driven categories to help recognize these deposits it the rock record. Case studies clearly illustrate of the problems inherent in recognizing these processes in the rock record, and potential solutions are provided alongside future avenues of research. An appendix also provides step-by-step guidance in describing and interpreting sediments. Comprehensively addresses modern downslope and alongslope processes, including definitions and mechanisms Provides key criteria for the recognition of depositional facies in the rock record Includes case studies to illustrate each downslope and alongslope process Identifies key problems and potential solutions for future research Uses pragmatic, empirical, data-driven interpretations to revise conventional facies models

Slope Stability Analysis and Stabilization

Slope Stability Analysis and Stabilization
Author: Y. M. Cheng,C. K. Lau
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 438
Release: 2014-05-20
ISBN: 1466582839
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Slope Stability Analysis and Stabilization Book Excerpt:

Includes Recommendations for Analysis, Design Practice, Design Charts, Tables, and More Using a unified approach to address a medley of engineering and construction problems, Slope Stability Analysis and Stabilization: New Methods and Insight, Second Edition provides helpful practical advice and design resources for the practicing engineer. This text examines a range of current methods for the analysis and design of slopes, and details the limitations of both limit equilibrium and the finite element method in the assessment of the stability of a slope. It also introduces a variety of alternative approaches for overcoming numerical non-convergence and the location of critical failure surfaces in two-dimensional and three-dimensional cases. What’s New in the Second Edition: This latest edition builds on the concepts of the first edition and covers the case studies involved in slope stability analysis in greater detail. The book adds a chapter on the procedures involved in performing limit equilibrium analysis, as well as a chapter on the design and construction practice in Hong Kong. It includes more examples and illustrations on the distinct element of slope, the relation between limit equilibrium and plasticity theory, the fundamental connections between slope stability analysis and the bearing capacity problem, as well as the stability of the three-dimensional slope under patch load conditions. Addresses new concepts in three-dimensional stability analysis, finite element analysis, and the extension of slope stability problems to lateral earth pressure problems Offers a unified approach to engineering and construction problems, including slope stability, bearing capacity, and earth pressure behind retaining structures Emphasizes how to translate the conceptual design conceived in the design office into physical implementation on site in a holistic way Discusses problems that were discovered during the development of associated computer programs This text assesses the fundamental assumptions and limitations of stability analysis methods and computer modelling, and benefits students taking an elective course on slope stability, as well as geotechnical engineering professionals specializing in slope stability

Rainfall Induced Soil Slope Failure

Rainfall Induced Soil Slope Failure
Author: Lulu Zhang,Jinhui Li,Xu Li,Jie Zhang,Hong Zhu
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 374
Release: 2018-09-03
ISBN: 1498752861
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Rainfall Induced Soil Slope Failure Book Excerpt:

Rainfall-induced landslides are common around the world. With global climate change, their frequency is increasing and the consequences are becoming greater. Previous studies assess them mostly from the perspective of a single discipline—correlating landslides with rainstorms, geomorphology and hydrology in order to establish a threshold prediction value for rainfall-induced landslides; analyzing the slope’s stability using a geomechanical approach; or assessing the risk from field records. Rainfall Induced Soil Slope Failure: Stability Analysis and Probabilistic Assessment integrates probabilistic approaches with the geotechnical modeling of slope failures under rainfall conditions with unsaturated soil. It covers theoretical models of rainfall infiltration and stability analysis, reliability analysis based on coupled hydro-mechanical modelling, stability of slopes with cracks, gravels and spatial heterogenous soils, and probabilistic model calibration based on measurement. It focuses on the uncertainties involved with rainfall-induced landslides and presents state-of-the art techniques and methods which characterize the uncertainties and quantify the probabilities and risk of rainfall-induced landslide hazards. Additionally, the authors cover: The failure mechanisms of rainfall-induced slope failure Commonly used infiltration and stability methods The infiltration and stability of natural soil slopes with cracks and colluvium materials Stability evaluation methods based on probabilistic approaches The effect of spatial variability on unsaturated soil slopes and more

Geotechnical Engineering in the XXI Century Lessons learned and future challenges

Geotechnical Engineering in the XXI Century  Lessons learned and future challenges
Author: N.P. López-Acosta,E. Martínez-Hernández,A.L. Espinosa-Santiago
Publsiher: IOS Press
Total Pages: 3004
Release: 2019-11-26
ISBN: 1643680315
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Geotechnical Engineering in the XXI Century Lessons learned and future challenges Book Excerpt:

The first Pan-American Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering (PCSMGE) was held in Mexico in 1959. Every 4 years since then, PCSMGE has brought together the geotechnical engineering community from all over the world to discuss the problems, solutions and future challenges facing this engineering sector. Sixty years after the first conference, the 2019 edition returns to Mexico. This book, Geotechnical Engineering in the XXI Century: Lessons learned and future challenges, presents the proceedings of the XVI Pan-American Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering (XVI PCSMGE), held in Cancun, Mexico, from 17 – 20 November 2019. Of the 393 full papers submitted, 335 were accepted for publication after peer review. They are included here organized into 19 technical sessions, and cover a wide range of themes related to geotechnical engineering in the 21st century. Topics covered include: laboratory and in-situ testing; analytical and physical modeling in geotechnics; numerical modeling in geotechnics; unsaturated soils; soft soils; foundations and retaining structures; excavations and tunnels; offshore geotechnics; transportation in geotechnics; natural hazards; embankments and tailings dams; soils dynamics and earthquake engineering; ground improvement; sustainability and geo-environment; preservation of historic sites; forensics engineering; rock mechanics; education; and energy geotechnics. Providing a state-of-the-art overview of research into innovative and challenging applications in the field, the book will be of interest to all those working in soil mechanics and geotechnical engineering. In this proceedings, 58% of the contributions are in English, and 42% of the contributions are in Spanish or Portuguese.

Guideline and Recommended Standard for Geofoam Applications in Highway Embankments

Guideline and Recommended Standard for Geofoam Applications in Highway Embankments
Author: Timothy D. Stark
Publsiher: Transportation Research Board
Total Pages: 58
Release: 2004-01-01
ISBN: 0309088046
Category: Embankments
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Guideline and Recommended Standard for Geofoam Applications in Highway Embankments Book Excerpt:

Slope Stability Analysis and Stabilization

Slope Stability Analysis and Stabilization
Author: Y. M. Cheng,C. K. Lau
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 246
Release: 2008-06-03
ISBN: 0203927958
Category: Architecture
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Slope Stability Analysis and Stabilization Book Excerpt:

A number of methods currently exist for the analysis and design of slopes. This book provides a critical review of these and offers several more appropriate approaches for overcoming numerical convergence and the location of critical failure surfaces in two-dimensional and three-dimensional cases. New concepts in three-dimensional stability analysis, finite element analysis and the extension of slope stability problems to lateral earth pressure problems are also addressed. It gives helpful practical advice and design resources in the form of recommendations for good analysis and design practice, design charts and tables for the engineer. Limitations are detailed of both limit equilibrium and the finite element method in the assessment of the stability of a slope, and guidance is provided for assessing the fundamental assumptions and limitations of stability analysis methods and computer modelling. The book provides ample examples to illustrate how this range of problems should be dealt with. The final chapter touches on design and its implementation on site. The emphasis is on the transfer of the design to its physical implementation on site in a holistic way, taking full account of the latest developments in construction technology. Engineering and construction problems tend to be pigeonholed into different classes of problem such as slope stability, bearing capacity and earth pressure behind retaining structures. This is quite unnecessary. This book offers a unified approach, which is conceptually, practically and philosophically more satisfying.

Slope Stability Engineering

Slope Stability Engineering
Author: J.C. Jiang,Yagi Norio,T. Yamagami
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 752
Release: 2021-07-28
ISBN: 1351416332
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Slope Stability Engineering Book Excerpt:

This collection of papers covers a wide range of relevant issues and aspects of slope stability engineering from both practical and scientific points of view from the Proceedings of the International Symposium on Slope Stability Engineering : Is--Shikoku'99 : Matsuyama, Shikoku, Japan, 8-11 November, 1999.

Foundation Engineering Handbook

Foundation Engineering Handbook
Author: Hsai-Yang Fang
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 923
Release: 2013-06-29
ISBN: 1475752717
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Foundation Engineering Handbook Book Excerpt:

More than ten years have passed since the first edition was published. During that period there have been a substantial number of changes in geotechnical engineering, especially in the applications of foundation engineering. As the world population increases, more land is needed and many soil deposits previously deemed unsuitable for residential housing or other construction projects are now being used. Such areas include problematic soil regions, mining subsidence areas, and sanitary landfills. To overcome the problems associated with these natural or man-made soil deposits, new and improved methods of analysis, design, and implementation are needed in foundation construction. As society develops and living standards rise, tall buildings, transportation facilities, and industrial complexes are increasingly being built. Because of the heavy design loads and the complicated environments, the traditional design concepts, construction materials, methods, and equipment also need improvement. Further, recent energy and material shortages have caused additional burdens on the engineering profession and brought about the need to seek alternative or cost-saving methods for foundation design and construction.

Slope Analysis

Slope Analysis
Author: R Chowdury
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 436
Release: 2012-12-02
ISBN: 0444601392
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Slope Analysis Book Excerpt:

Slope Analysis summarizes the fundamental principles of slope analysis. It explores not only the similarities but also the differences in rock slopes and soil slopes, and it presents alternative methods of analysis, new concepts, and new approaches to analysis. The book introduces both natural and man-made slopes, the nature of soils and rocks, geomorphology, geology, and the aims of slope analysis. These topics are followed by chapters about stress and strain, shear strength of rock and soils, and progressive failure of slopes. This book also presents limit equilibrium methods I and II, which are the planar failure surfaces and slip surfaces of arbitrary shape, respectively. It also includes stress analysis and slope stability, natural slope analysis, and a brief review on plasticity and shear band analysis. Before presenting its conclusions, the book discusses special aspects of slope analysis, such as earthquake analysis, pseudo-static analysis, dynamic analysis, and anisotropy, in addition to Newmark’s approach.

Slope Stability in Road Construction

Slope Stability in Road Construction
Author: Edward R. Burroughs,George R. Chalfont,Martin A. Townsend
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 112
Release: 1976
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Roads
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Slope Stability in Road Construction Book Excerpt:

Understanding and Reducing Landslide Disaster Risk

Understanding and Reducing Landslide Disaster Risk
Author: Binod Tiwari,Kyoji Sassa,Peter T. Bobrowsky,Kaoru Takara
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 507
Release: 2020-12-22
ISBN: 3030607062
Category: Nature
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Understanding and Reducing Landslide Disaster Risk Book Excerpt:

This book is a part of ICL new book series “ICL Contribution to Landslide Disaster Risk Reduction” founded in 2019. Peer-reviewed papers submitted to the Fifth World Landslide Forum were published in six volumes of this book series. This book contains the followings: • Five keynote lectures • Recent development in physical modeling of landslides • Recent development in numerical modeling of landslides • Recent development in soil and rock testing techniques, application and analysis methods • Recent advancements in the methods of slope stability and deformation analyses • Recent development in disaster risk assessment Prof. Binod Tiwari is a Vice President of the International Consortium on Landslides (ICL). He is the Associate Vice President for research and sponsored project and Professor of civil and environmental engineering at the California State University, Fullerton, California, USA. Prof. Kyoji Sassa is the Founding President and the Secretary-General of the International Consortium on Landslides (ICL). He has been the Editor-in-Chief of International Journal Landslides since its foundation in 2004. Prof. Peter Bobrowsky is the President of the International Consortium on Landslides. He is a Senior Scientist of Geological Survey of Canada, Ottawa, Canada. Prof. Kaoru Takara is the Executive Director of the International Consortium on Landslides. He is a Professor and Dean of Graduate School of Advanced Integrated Studies (GSAIS) in Human Survivability (Shishu-Kan), Kyoto University.