Soil Strength and Slope Stability

Author: J. Michael Duncan
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118651650
Format: PDF, Mobi
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The definitive guide to the critical issue of slope stability and safety Soil Strength and Slope Stability, Second Edition presents the latest thinking and techniques in the assessment of natural and man-made slopes, and the factors that cause them to survive or crumble. Using clear, concise language and practical examples, the book explains the practical aspects of geotechnical engineering as applied to slopes and embankments. The new second edition includes a thorough discussion on the use of analysis software, providing the background to understand what the software is doing, along with several methods of manual analysis that allow readers to verify software results. The book also includes a new case study about Hurricane Katrina failures at 17th Street and London Avenue Canal, plus additional case studies that frame the principles and techniques described. Slope stability is a critical element of geotechnical engineering, involved in virtually every civil engineering project, especially highway development. Soil Strength and Slope Stability fills the gap in industry literature by providing practical information on the subject without including extraneous theory that may distract from the application. This balanced approach provides clear guidance for professionals in the field, while remaining comprehensive enough for use as a graduate-level text. Topics include: Mechanics of soil and limit equilibrium procedures Analyzing slope stability, rapid drawdown, and partial consolidation Safety, reliability, and stability analyses Reinforced slopes, stabilization, and repair The book also describes examples and causes of slope failure and stability conditions for analysis, and includes an appendix of slope stability charts. Given how vital slope stability is to public safety, a comprehensive resource for analysis and practical action is a valuable tool. Soil Strength and Slope Stability is the definitive guide to the subject, proving useful both in the classroom and in the field.

Soil Strength and Slope Stability

Author: J. Michael Duncan
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118917952
Format: PDF, ePub
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The definitive guide to the critical issue of slope stability and safety Soil Strength and Slope Stability, Second Edition presents the latest thinking and techniques in the assessment of natural and man-made slopes, and the factors that cause them to survive or crumble. Using clear, concise language and practical examples, the book explains the practical aspects of geotechnical engineering as applied to slopes and embankments. The new second edition includes a thorough discussion on the use of analysis software, providing the background to understand what the software is doing, along with several methods of manual analysis that allow readers to verify software results. The book also includes a new case study about Hurricane Katrina failures at 17th Street and London Avenue Canal, plus additional case studies that frame the principles and techniques described. Slope stability is a critical element of geotechnical engineering, involved in virtually every civil engineering project, especially highway development. Soil Strength and Slope Stability fills the gap in industry literature by providing practical information on the subject without including extraneous theory that may distract from the application. This balanced approach provides clear guidance for professionals in the field, while remaining comprehensive enough for use as a graduate-level text. Topics include: Mechanics of soil and limit equilibrium procedures Analyzing slope stability, rapid drawdown, and partial consolidation Safety, reliability, and stability analyses Reinforced slopes, stabilization, and repair The book also describes examples and causes of slope failure and stability conditions for analysis, and includes an appendix of slope stability charts. Given how vital slope stability is to public safety, a comprehensive resource for analysis and practical action is a valuable tool. Soil Strength and Slope Stability is the definitive guide to the subject, proving useful both in the classroom and in the field.

Slope Stability and Stabilization Methods

Author: Lee W. Abramson
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780471384939
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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.

The Stability of Slopes

Author: Eddie Bromhead
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 0203975359
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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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.

Clay and Shale Slope Instability

Author: William C. Haneberg
Publisher: Geological Society of America
ISBN: 0813741106
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Ten papers address both empirical and analytical aspects of clay and shale slope instability. Among the topics discussed in detail are: limit equilibrium stability analysis, shear strength of clay and clayey colluvium, use of triaxial test data to evaluate viscoplastic slope movements, numerical modeling of pore pressure distribution in heterogeneous soils, rational analysis of rainfall and landslide movement patterns, the effects of hydrothermal alteration on slope stability, mudrock durability and stability considerations, and regional clay and shale slope stability problems in Italy.

Slope Stability Engineering

Author: Richard John Chandler
Publisher: Thomas Telford
ISBN: 9780727716606
Format: PDF, ePub
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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.

Slope Stability 2000

Author: D. V. Griffiths
Publisher: Amer Society of Civil Engineers
ISBN: 9780784405123
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This is a collection of 26 technical papers covering contemporary issues in slope stability analysis, design, and practice. The civil engineers presenting at the GeoDenver 2000 Conference focus on the analysis and instrumentation tools used to define the factors causing and mitigating stability prob

Soil Testing Soil Stability and Ground Improvement

Author: Wissem Frikha
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319619020
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Earthwork projects are critical components in civil construction and often require detailed management techniques and unique solution methods to address failures. Being earth bound, earthwork is influenced by geomaterial properties at the onset of a project. Hence, an understanding of the in-situ soil properties is essential. Slope stability is a common problem facing earthwork construction, such as excavations and shored structures. Analytical methods for slope stability remain critical for researchers due to the mechanical complexity of the system. Striving for better earthwork project managements, the geotechnical engineering community continues to find improved testing techniques for determining sensitive properties of soil and rock, including stress-wave based, non-destructive testing methods. To minimize failure during earthwork construction, past case studies and data may reveal useful lessons and information to improve project management and minimize economic losses. This volume is part of the proceedings of the 1st GeoMEast International Congress and Exhibition on Sustainable Civil Infrastructures, Egypt 2017.

Handbook of Research on Trends and Digital Advances in Engineering Geology

Author: Ceryan, Nurcihan
Publisher: IGI Global
ISBN: 1522527109
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Engineering geologists face the task of addressing geological factors that can affect planning with little time and with few resources. A solution is using the right tools to save time searching for answers and devote attention to making critical engineering decisions. The Handbook of Research on Trends and Digital Advances in Engineering Geology is an essential reference source for the latest research on new trends, technology, and computational methods that can model engineering phenomena automatically. Featuring exhaustive coverage on a broad range of topics and perspectives such as acoustic energy, landslide mapping, and natural hazards, this publication is ideally designed for academic scientists, industry and applied researchers, and policy and decision makers seeking current research on new tools to aid in timely decision-making of critical engineering situations.

Slope Analysis

Author: R Chowdury
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 0444601392
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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.