Soil Strength And Slope Stability

Author: J. Michael Duncan
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118917952
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Soil Strength And Slope Stability from the Author: J. Michael Duncan. 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.

A Short Course In Soil And Rock Slope Engineering

Author: N. E. Simons
Publisher: Thomas Telford Services Ltd
ISBN: 9780727728715
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A Short Course In Soil And Rock Slope Engineering from the Author: N. E. Simons. Cover -- Contents -- Part 1: Soil Slopes -- 1 Effective stress, strength and stability -- Effective stress -- Strength -- The applicability of shear test data to field stability problems -- Factors affecting the evaluation of field stability -- Summary -- 2 Short term stability, undrained strength of clays -- Short term stability -- Undrained strength of clays -- Case records (Bishop and Bjerrum, 1960) -- Summary of main points -- 3 Long term stability, drained strength of clays -- Long term stability -- Drained strength of clays -- Summary of main points -- 4 Classic methods of slope stability analysis -- Overview -- Simple cases -- Slip circle analysis: = 0 method -- Effective stress slip circle analysis: Bishop (1955) -- Circular analyses compared -- Slip circle analysis: Morgenstern and Price (1965) -- Hoek and Bray design charts -- Partially submerged slopes -- Non-circular slip analysis -- Computer programs -- 5 Classic case records of slope failures -- Overview -- Short term stability of cuttings -- Long term stability of clay slopes -- Lessons learned from case records of slope failures -- 6 Stabilizing and investigating landslips -- Remedial measures for stabilizing landslips -- Investigating landslips -- Part 2: Rock Slopes -- 7 Discontinuities in rock: description and presentation for stability analysis -- Description of rock discontinuities -- Methods for collecting discontinuitty data -- Presentation of discontinuity data for stability analysis: the stereonet -- 8 Types of rock slope failures: kinematic feasibility -- Modes of failure -- 9 Shear strength of discontinuities in rock -- Overview -- Influence of surface roughness -- Scale effects -- Influence of infilling -- Influence of surface texture and mineral coating on discontinuities -- Influence of water pressure in discontinuities -- Cohesion -- Methods for measuring the shear strength parameters for rock discontinuities -- 10 Analysis of rock slopes -- Limit equilibrium analysis -- Plane failure -- Wedge failure -- Hoek and Bray Simplified Method -- Hoek and Bray Improved Method -- Hoek and Bray Short Method -- Hoek and Bray Comprehensive Method -- Circular failure -- Toppling failure -- Rockfalls -- 11 Stabilization, maintenance and protection of rock slopes -- Overview -- Construction -- Stabilization -- Protection of slope -- Protection of property and people -- Maintenance -- Recommended list of units, unit abbreviations, quantity symbols and conversion factors for use in soil and rock mechanics -- Appendix 1 Bishop and Morgenstern's stability coefficients -- Appendix 2 Hoek and Bray's stability coefficients -- Appendix 3 Data for worked example -- References and Bibliography -- Index -- Last Page

Unsaturated Soils Advances In Geo Engineering

Author: D.G. Toll
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9780203884430
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Unsaturated Soils Advances In Geo Engineering from the Author: D.G. Toll. 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 focus on research developments within Europe, where a resurgence of interest in unsaturated soil behaviour has lead to major advances. The volume is divided into five sections: - Advances in testing techniques, - Engineering behaviour, -Constitutive modelling, - Numerical modelling, -Case histories. The areas of application include slope stability, foundations, dams, contaminated land, landfill and nuclear waste repositories. The section on advances in testing techniques includes recent developments in high capacity tensiometers, spatial Time Domain Reflectometry and Environmental Scanning Electron Microscopy. The section on engineering behaviour includes the latest findings concerning factors affecting the water retention surface; volume change of soils during wetting and drying; peak, ultimate and residual strength of soils; small strain modulii and shear wave responses. The sections on Constitutive and Numerical modelling address major developments in coupled thermo-hydro-mechanical elasto-plastic models. Unsaturated Soils: Advances in Geo-Engineering contains 90 papers from 15 countries within Europe with a further 46 contributions from 15 other countries, and is a comprehensive collection that will be essential referencematerial for geo-engineers around the world.

Slope Stability Engineering

Author: Richard John Chandler
Publisher: Thomas Telford
ISBN: 9780727716606
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Slope Stability Engineering from the Author: Richard John Chandler. 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 Analysis

Author: R Chowdury
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 0444601392
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Slope Analysis from the Author: R Chowdury. 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 And Stabilization Methods

Author: Lee W. Abramson
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780471384939
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Slope Stability And Stabilization Methods from the Author: Lee W. Abramson. 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.

Unsaturated Soil Mechanics In Engineering Practice

Author: Delwyn G. Fredlund
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118280504
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Unsaturated Soil Mechanics In Engineering Practice from the Author: Delwyn G. Fredlund. The definitive guide to unsaturated soil— from the world's experts on the subject This book builds upon and substantially updates Fredlund and Rahardjo's publication, Soil Mechanics for Unsaturated Soils, the current standard in the field of unsaturated soils. It provides readers with more thorough coverage of the state of the art of unsaturated soil behavior and better reflects the manner in which practical unsaturated soil engineering problems are solved. Retaining the fundamental physics of unsaturated soil behavior presented in the earlier book, this new publication places greater emphasis on the importance of the "soil-water characteristic curve" in solving practical engineering problems, as well as the quantification of thermal and moisture boundary conditions based on the use of weather data. Topics covered include: Theory to Practice of Unsaturated Soil Mechanics Nature and Phase Properties of Unsaturated Soil State Variables for Unsaturated Soils Measurement and Estimation of State Variables Soil-Water Characteristic Curves for Unsaturated Soils Ground Surface Moisture Flux Boundary Conditions Theory of Water Flow through Unsaturated Soils Solving Saturated/Unsaturated Water Flow Problems Air Flow through Unsaturated Soils Heat Flow Analysis for Unsaturated Soils Shear Strength of Unsaturated Soils Shear Strength Applications in Plastic and Limit Equilibrium Stress-Deformation Analysis for Unsaturated Soils Solving Stress-Deformation Problems with Unsaturated Soils Compressibility and Pore Pressure Parameters Consolidation and Swelling Processes in Unsaturated Soils Unsaturated Soil Mechanics in Engineering Practice is essential reading for geotechnical engineers, civil engineers, and undergraduate- and graduate-level civil engineering students with a focus on soil mechanics.

Engineering Geology For Society And Territory Volume 2

Author: Giorgio Lollino
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319090577
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Engineering Geology For Society And Territory Volume 2 from the Author: Giorgio Lollino. This book is one out of 8 IAEG XII Congress volumes, and deals with Landslide processes, including: field data and monitoring techniques, prediction and forecasting of landslide occurrence, regional landslide inventories and dating studies, modeling of slope instabilities and secondary hazards (e.g. impulse waves and landslide-induced tsunamis, landslide dam failures and breaching), hazard and risk assessment, earthquake and rainfall induced landslides, instabilities of volcanic edifices, remedial works and mitigation measures, development of innovative stabilization techniques and applicability to specific engineering geological conditions, use of geophysical techniques for landslide characterization and investigation of triggering mechanisms. Focuses is given to innovative techniques, well documented case studies in different environments, critical components of engineering geological and geotechnical investigations, hydrological and hydrogeological investigations, remote sensing and geophysical techniques, modeling of triggering, collapse, run out and landslide reactivation, geotechnical design and construction procedures in landslide zones, interaction of landslides with structures and infrastructures and possibility of domino effects. The Engineering Geology for Society and Territory volumes of the IAEG XII Congress held in Torino from September 15-19, 2014, analyze the dynamic role of engineering geology in our changing world and build on the four main themes of the congress: environment, processes, issues, and approaches. The congress topics and subject areas of the 8 IAEG XII Congress volumes are: Climate Change and Engineering Geology. Landslide Processes. River Basins, Reservoir Sedimentation and Water Resources. Marine and Coastal Processes. Urban Geology, Sustainable Planning and Landscape Exploitation. Applied Geology for Major Engineering Projects. Education, Professional Ethics and Public Recognition of Engineering Geology. Preservation of Cultural Heritage.

Foundation Engineering Handbook

Author: Hsai-Yang Fang
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9780412988912
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Foundation Engineering Handbook from the Author: Hsai-Yang Fang. 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 Stability Analysis And Stabilization

Author: Y. M. Cheng
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 0203927958
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Slope Stability Analysis And Stabilization from the Author: Y. M. Cheng. 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.