Methods are described for checking the results of complex analyses and for presenting results of slope stability analyses clearly. These are illustrated through many examples
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Slope stability is a critical element of geotechnical engineering, involved in virtually every civil engineering project, especially highway development. Soil Strength and Slope Stability fills the gap in industry literature by providing practical information on the subject without including extraneous theory that may distract from the application. This balanced approach provides clear guidance for professionals in the field, while remaining comprehensive enough for use as a graduate-level text.
an outstanding and inclusive work on soil slope stabilit. his book is a must hav. ertainly destined to become a classic in the geotechnical literature. Geotechnical News, Vol 23 (2) June 2005). Authoritative, state-of-the-art guidance to soil strength and slope-stability analysis. Visually informative with more than 250 illustrations, Soil Strength and Slope Stability is a complete and practical resource for geotechnical engineers, engineering geologists, civil engineers, geologists, environmental engineers, and students. Wright, Thomas L. Brandon. ISBN: 978-1-118-65165-0 August 2014 336 Pages. Chapter 01 (PDF) Index (PDF) Table of Contents (PDF). The definitive guide to the critical issue of slope stability and safety. The book also describes examples and causes of slope failure and stability conditions for analysis, and includes an appendix of slope stability charts. Given how vital slope stability is to public safety, a comprehensive resource for analysis and practical action is a valuable tool. Soil Strength and Slope Stability is the definitive guide to the subject, proving useful both in the classroom and in the field. Basic Requirements for Slope Stability Analyses 26. Chapter 4 Stability Conditions for Analysis 31. Introduction 31.
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Soil Strength and Slope Stability. J. Michael Duncan Stephen G. wiley john wiley & sons, inc. Contents. Simple Methods of Analysis Slope Stability Charts Spreadsheet Software Computer Programs Verification of Analyses Examples for Verification of Stability Computations. Reinforced slopes and embankments. Limit Equi li brium Analyses with Reinforcing Forces Factors of Safety for Reinforcing Forces and Soil Strengths Types of Reinforcement Reinforcement Forces Allowable Reinforcement Forces and Factors of Safety Orientation of Reinforcement Forces Reinforced Slopes on Firm Foundations Embankments on Weak Foundations.
The definitive guide to the critical issue of slope stabilityand safety
Soil Strength and Slope Stability, Second Editionpresents the latest thinking and techniques in the assessment ofnatural and man-made slopes, and the factors that cause them tosurvive or crumble. Using clear, concise language and practicalexamples, the book explains the practical aspects of geotechnicalengineering as applied to slopes and embankments. The new secondedition includes a thorough discussion on the use of analysissoftware, providing the background to understand what the softwareis doing, along with several methods of manual analysis that allowreaders to verify software results. The book also includes a newcase study about Hurricane Katrina failures at 17thStreet and London Avenue Canal, plus additional case studies thatframe the principles and techniques described.
Slope stability is a critical element of geotechnicalengineering, involved in virtually every civil engineering project,especially highway development. Soil Strength and SlopeStability fills the gap in industry literature by providingpractical information on the subject without including extraneoustheory that may distract from the application. This balancedapproach provides clear guidance for professionals in the field,while remaining comprehensive enough for use as a graduate-leveltext. Topics include:
Mechanics of soil and limit equilibrium proceduresAnalyzing slope stability, rapid drawdown, and partialconsolidationSafety, reliability, and stability analysesReinforced slopes, stabilization, and repair
The book also describes examples and causes of slope failure andstability conditions for analysis, and includes an appendix ofslope stability charts. Given how vital slope stability is topublic safety, a comprehensive resource for analysis and practicalaction is a valuable tool. Soil Strength and Slope Stabilityis the definitive guide to the subject, proving useful both in theclassroom and in the field.