Stability of Earth Slopes

  • Hsai-Yang Fang
  • George K. Mikroudis
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Abstract

The failure of a mass of soil in a downward and outward movement of a slope is called a slide or slope failure. Slides occur in almost every conceivable manner, slowly or suddenly, and with or without any apparent provocation. They are usually caused by excavation, by undercutting the foot of an existing slope, by a gradual disintegration of the structure of the soil, by an increase of the pore water pressure in a few exceptionally permeable layers, or by a shock that liquefies the soil.

Keywords

Shear Strength Slope Angle Slope Stability Pore Water Pressure Failure Surface 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Hsai-Yang Fang
    • 1
  • George K. Mikroudis
    • 2
  1. 1.Lehigh UniversityUSA
  2. 2.AVANSE, Ltd.USA

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