Critical Indicator of Slip-Prone Clayey Soils Due Rainfall in Teziutlán-Puebla-México Zone: Yield Stress Determination by Slump Tests

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The yield stress evaluation as a function of water content for slip-prone clayey soils due to rainfall is studied in this work, particularly, the clayey soil from the region Teziutlán-Puebla-México. Yield stress was calculated as a function of water content using the slump test in cylindrical geometry. Results show a critical point of water content where yield stress decreases dramatically, and those values were related to the historical daily rain data. It was found a maximum precipitation millimeters that triggers the landslide, but still is low compared with the historical reported data.

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Palomar, F., Gómez, I. & Zambrano, P. Critical Indicator of Slip-Prone Clayey Soils Due Rainfall in Teziutlán-Puebla-México Zone: Yield Stress Determination by Slump Tests. MRS Online Proceedings Library 1242, 66 (2009). https://doi.org/10.1557/PROC-1242-S4-P66

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