Slope Stability

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Slope Stability
1010402Slope Stability
Modes of Slope Failure Embankments and slopes in soil and rock are susceptible to instabilities. Some of the principal modes of failure are (1) rotation on a curved slip surface (often approximated by a circular arc for analytical purposes), (2) translation on a planar surface whose length is large compared to depth below ground, and (3) displacement of a wedge-shaped mass along one or more planes of weakness. In homogeneous cohesive soils, the critical failure surface is usually deep whereas in homogeneous cohesionless soils, shallow surface sloughing and sliding is more typical. In nonhomogeneous soil, the location and shape of the failure surface depend…
Indranil Goswami: Civil Engineering All-In-One PE Exam Guide: Breadth and Depth, Second Edition. Slope Stability, Chapter (McGraw-Hill Professional, 2012), AccessEngineering Export