Seismic Behavior of Slopes and Embankments

  • Ikuo Towhata
Part of the Springer Series in Geomechanics and Geoengineering book series (SSGG)


Embankments such as river dikes as well as road and railway fills have been affected to different extents by earthquakes in the past. Since an earth embankment can be easily repaired, when compared with steel and concrete structures, it is important that the induced deformation is less than the allowable limit so that the damage is quickly restored.


Seismic Design Life Cycle Cost Seismic Behavior Excess Pore Water Pressure Allowable Limit 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2008

Authors and Affiliations

  • Ikuo Towhata
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  1. 1.University of TokyoJapan

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