This publication is concerned with characteristics and critical aspects of the stability of excavation slopes; methods of designing slopes, including field observations and experience, slope stability charts, and detailed analyses; factors of safety; and methods of stabilizing slopes and slides. Excavation slope instability may result from failure to control seepage forces in and at the toe of the slope, too steep slopes for the shear strength of the material being excavated, and insufficient shear strength of subgrade soils. Slope instability may occur suddenly, as the slope is being excavated, or after the slope has been standing for some time. Slope stability analyses are useful in sands, silts, and normally consolidated and overconsolidated clays, but care must be taken to select the correct strength parameter. Failure surfaces are shallow in cohesionless materials and have an approximately circular or sliding wedge shape in clays. The emphasis in this publication is on simple, routine procedures. It does not deal with specialized problems, such as the stability of excavated slopes during earthquakes.
Technology & Engineering by J. Paul Guyer, P.E., R.A.
Introductory technical guidance for civil and geotechnical engineers interested in slope stability and protection. Here is what is discussed: 1. INTRODUCTION 2. TYPES OF FAILURES 3. METHODS OF ANALYSIS 4. TRANSLATIONAL FAILURE ANALYSIS 5. REQUIRED SAFETY FACTORS 6. EARTHQUAKE LOADING 7. EFFECTS OF SOIL PARAMETERS AND GROUNDWATER ON STABILITY 8. BIBLIOGRAPHY 9. GLOSSARY 10. SYMBOLS.
Technology & Engineering by J. Paul Guyer, P.E., R.A.
Introductory technical guidance for civil and geotechnical engineers and construction managers interested in the stability of slopes cut in rock. Here is what is discussed: 1. MODES OF FAILURE 2. METHODS FOR ASSESSING STABILITY 3. TREATMENT METHODS AND PLANNING CONSIDERATIONS.
This book aims to assist in choosing ecotechnological solutions for slopes that are prone to a variety of mass movements e.g. shallow failure or erosion. The book reviews the types of problematic slopes that may occur and describes briefly the nature of mass movements and the causes of these movements. There is focus on the use of vegetation to stabilize soil on slopes prone to mass movements. The book also introduces new ecotechnological methods, and case studies are discussed.
Deals with the methods of assessing the stability of rock slopes and the techniques of improving the stability conditions of natural and artificial slopes which are at risk. It also describes survey and measurement methods to model the behaviour of rock masses.
This book is an engineering guide for design of slopes and stabilisation works in rocks and residual soils. It is tailored to the needs of practising geotechnical engineers and engineering geologists. Engineering and engineering geology students will find it quite useful and a practical course guide. It can be used as textbook in courses on landslides and slope stabilisation. The purpose of this book is to present a concise documentation on how to design slopes and how to select a slope stabilisation method. The authors are scholars and professional engineers with many years of international experience in slope stabilization works in South and Central America and the Far East.
270 Expert contributions on aspects of landslide hazards, encompassing geological modeling and soil and rock mechanics, landslide processes, causes and effects, and damage avoidance and limitation strategies. Reference source for academics and professionals in geo-mechanical and geo-technical engineering, and others involved with research, des
The first comprehensive, practical guide to the selection,construction, and installation of soil bioengineering andbiotechnical slope protection Here is the ultimate guide to physically attractive,environmentally compatible, and cost-effective methods ofprotecting slopes from erosion and mass wasting. Lavishlyillustrated with more than 150 photographs and supplemented withscores of charts and tables, this book covers the entire subjectfrom general principles and background on the nature of soilerosion and mass movement to detailed information on rootstrengths, treatment selection, unit costs, critical tractivestresses, methods for harvesting and handling live cuttings, andmore. Four illustrated case studies, each addressing a different set ofproblems and solutions, demonstrate both the application ofparticular technologies and the site investigation, planning,scheduling, and organization required to complete these projectssuccessfully. This unique reference handbook * Reviews the horticultural and engineering underpinnings forbiotechnical and soil engineering treatments * Documents and explains the role of woody plants in stabilizingslopes against both surficial erosion and mass movement * Provides details on a broad range of soil bioengineering methods,including live staking, live fascines, brushlayering, live cribwalls, branchpacking, and live slope gratings * Describes various biotechnical methods and materials, includingthe incorporation of vegetation in erosion control blankets,flexible mats, cellular revetments (geocells), rock armor (riprap), and gabion and open-front crib walls * Summarizes the findings of the National ScienceFoundation-sponsored workshop to assess the state of the art anddetermine research needs For practicing professionals, researchers, and students ingeotechnical engineering, geology, soil science, forestry andforest engineering, landscape architecture, environmentalhorticulture, and restoration ecology, this book offers thorough,up-to-date coverage that is not available from any other singlesource.
Technology & Engineering by J. Paul Guyer, P.E., R.A.
Introductory technical guidance for civil and geotechnical engineers interested in the soil mechanics of cut slope stability and rock mass sliding. Here is what is discussed: 1. SLIDING STABILITY 2. MODES OF FAILURE 3. METHODS OF ANALYSIS 4. TREATMENT METHODS 5. CUT SLOPE STABILITY 6. TREATMENT METHODS AND PLANNING CONSIDERATIONS.
This book contains select green building, materials, and civil engineering papers from the 4th International Conference on Green Building, Materials and Civil Engineering (GBMCE), which was held in Hong Kong, August 21-22, 2014. This volume of proceedings aims to provide a platform for researchers, engineers, academics, and industry professionals f
This publication provides introductory technical guidance to civil engineers, geotechnical engineers, and other professional engineers and construction managers interested in rock mass sliding and stability of cut slopes in soil and rock.
Introduction to Bed, Bank and Shore Protection provides students and professional engineers with the understanding and guidance to prevent the erosion of movable beds, banks and shorelines. In a world of rising sea levels and extreme weather conditions, these skills are increasingly important to the engineer as well as the wider community. The book starts with the underlying scientific principles behind hydraulics and soil mechanics and applies them to common practical situations for the protection of coastal and river beds, banks and shores. Based on the author's twenty years of experience, this blend of theory and practice provides the reader with useful knowledge that can be applied to a wide range of situations for the protection of the environment.
Technology & Engineering by Institution of Civil Engineers (Great Britain)
Author: Institution of Civil Engineers (Great Britain)
Publisher: Thomas Telford
Category: Technology & Engineering
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.
This book is an up-to-date review of research and practice on the use of vegetation for slope stabilization and control of surface erosion caused by water and wind. From a basic understanding of the principles and practices of vegetation growth and establishment, it describes how vegetation can be treated as an engineering material and used to solve erosion and slope stability problems.
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.
This textbook offers a superb introduction to theoretical and practical soil mechanics. Special attention is given to the risks of failure in civil engineering, and themes covered include stresses in soils, groundwater flow, consolidation, testing of soils, and stability of slopes. Readers will learn the major principles and methods of soil mechanics, and the most important methods of determining soil parameters both in the laboratory and in situ. The basic principles of applied mechanics, that are frequently used, are offered in the appendices. The author’s considerable experience of teaching soil mechanics is evident in the many features of the book: it is packed with supportive color illustrations, helpful examples and references. Exercises with answers enable students to self-test their understanding and encourage them to explore further through additional online material. Numerous simple computer programs are provided online as Electronic Supplementary Material. As a soil mechanics textbook, this volume is ideally suited to supporting undergraduate civil engineering students. “I am really delighted that your book is now published. When I “discovered” your course a few years ago, I was elated to have finally found a book that immediately resonated with me. Your approach to teaching soil mechanics is precise, rigorous, clear, concise, or in other words “crisp." My colleagues who share the teaching of Soil Mechanics 1 and 2 (each course is taught every semester) at the UMN have also adopted your book.” Emmanuel Detournay Professor at Dept. of Civil, Environmental, and Geo-Engineering, University of Minnesota, USA
Collection of selected, peer reviewed papers from the 2013 International Conference on Civil Engineering and Transportation (ICCET 2013). December 14-15, 2013, Kunming, China. The 521 papers are grouped as follows: Chapter 1: Geotechnical Engineering; Chapter 2: Geological Engineering; Chapter 3: Structural Engineering; Chapter 4: Monitoring and Control of Structures; Chapter 5: Structural Rehabilitation, Retrofitting and Strengthening; Chapter 6: Reliability and Durability of Structures; Chapter 7: Bridge Engineering; Chapter 8: Seismic Engineering; Chapter 9: Tunnel, Subway and Underground Facilities; Chapter 10: Hydraulic Engineering; Chapter 11: Coastal Engineering; Chapter 12: Surveying Engineering; Chapter 13: Construction Technology; Chapter 14: Heating, Water and Gas Supply, Ventilation and Air Conditioning Works; Chapter 15: Prevention Catastrophes and Disasters Mitigation; Chapter 16: Computational and Applied Mechanics; Chapter 17: Computer Applications and Information Technologies in Construction; Chapter 18: Engineering Management in Construction
"Advances in Environmental Geotechnics" presents the latest developments in this interdisciplinary field. The topics covered include basic and advanced theories for modeling of geoenvironmental phenomena, testing and monitoring for geoenvironmental engineering, municipal solid wastes and landfill engineering, sludge and dredged soils, geotechnical reuse of industrial wastes, contaminated land and remediation technology, applications of geosynthetics in geoenvironmental engineering, geoenvironmental risk assessment, management and sustainability, ecological techniques and case histories. This proceedings includes papers authored by core members of ISSMGE TC5 (International Society of Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering---Environmental Geotechnics) and geoenvironmental researchers from more than 20 countries and regions. It is a valuable reference for geoenvironmental and geotechnical engineers as well as civil engineers. Yunmin Chen, Xiaowu Tang, and Liangtong Zhan are Professors at the Department of Civil Engineering of Zhejiang University, China.
Freshly updated and extended version of Slope Analysis (Chowdhury, Elsevier, 1978). This reference book gives a complete overview of the developments in slope engineering in the last 30 years. Its multi-disciplinary, critical approach and the chapters devoted to seismic effects and probabilistic approaches and reliability analyses, reflect the distinctive style of the original. Subjects discussed are: the understanding of slope performance, mechanisms of instability, requirements for modeling and analysis, and new techniques for observation and modeling. Special attention is paid to the relation with the increasing frequency and consequences of natural and man-made hazards. Strategies and methods for assessing landslide susceptibility, hazard and risk are also explored. Moreover, the relevance of geotechnical analysis of slopes in the context of climate change scenarios is discussed. All theory is supported by numerous examples. ''...A wonderful book on Slope Stability....recommended as a refernence book to those who are associated with the geotechnical engineering profession (undergraduates, post graduates and consulting engineers)...'' Prof. Devendra Narain Singh, Indian Inst. of Technology, Mumbai, India ''I have yet to see a book that excels the range and depth of Geotechnical Slope Analysis... I have failed to find a topic which is not covered and that makes the book almost a single window outlet for the whole range of readership from students to experts and from theoreticians to practicing engineers...'' Prof. R.K. Bhandari, New Delhi, India