Handbook of Slope Stabilisation

  • J. A. R. Ortigao
  • Alberto S. F. J. Sayao

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XX
  2. J. A. R. Ortigao, A. S. F. J. Sayao
    Pages 1-4
  3. M. A. Kanji
    Pages 5-25
  4. J. A. R. Ortigao, M. A. Kanji
    Pages 27-66
  5. J. A. R. Ortigao, A. S. J. Sayao, M. A. Kanji
    Pages 67-87
  6. A. S. F. J. Sayao
    Pages 89-108
  7. J. A. R. Ortigao
    Pages 109-136
  8. J. A. R. Ortigao
    Pages 137-145
  9. D. Gerscovich, H. Costa
    Pages 147-211
  10. A. S. F. J. Sayão
    Pages 213-242
  11. E. M. Palmeira
    Pages 243-310
  12. J. A. R. Ortigao, H. Brito
    Pages 311-330
  13. J. A. R. Ortigao, H. Brito
    Pages 331-353
  14. J. A. R. Ortigao, E. M. Palmeira
    Pages 355-388
  15. J. A. R. Ortigao, H. Brito
    Pages 389-412
  16. M. A. Carnio, J. A. R. Ortigao
    Pages 413-423
  17. J. A. R. Ortigao
    Pages 425-465
  18. Back Matter
    Pages 467-483

About this book


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.


Drainage Geotechnical investigation Landslides Rock Slopes Soil Stability

Authors and affiliations

  • J. A. R. Ortigao
    • 1
  • Alberto S. F. J. Sayao
    • 2
  1. 1.Terratek Ltd (formerly at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro)Rio de JaneiroBrazil
  2. 2.Departamento de Engenharia CivilPontifical Catholic UniversityRio de JaneiroBrazil

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2004
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-07494-3
  • Online ISBN 978-3-662-07680-4
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