slope failure


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slope failure

[′slōp ‚fāl·yər]
(geology)
The downward and outward movement of a mass of soil beneath a natural slope or other inclined surface; four types of slope failure are rockfall, rock flow, plane shear, and rotational shear.
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Threshold values of shear strength parameters of soils taken from slope failures and stable slopes in Malaysia.
Some were selected for their well-known changes, as in the case of the sand dunes at Shallow Bay and the mouth of Western Brook, and the frequent slope failures along Western Brook Pond, Lookout Hills, and the inner Trout River Pond.
Investigating Factors of slope failure for different landsliding sites in Murree Area, Using Geomatics Techniques.
The estimated time of slope failure are indicated by the arrow which Ta, TC, TD, and TU representing time of failure for the advanced, central, delayed, and uniform rainfall pattern respectively.
1] performed an experimental study on rainfall infiltration and seepage flow on small-scale unsaturated model slopes and reported a similar result that when the water table approaches to the slope surface, a highly unstable zone developed in that area and slope failure may be induced.
0 5 90 Toppling failure Slope Failure face dip along Maximum safe direction joint set angle (deg.
Workshop in Seoul, Korea, in the occasion of the 1999 ISSMGE Asian Regional Conference on seismic zonation and rain-induced slope failure with international participants from Korea, China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Vietnam and Japan.
Another type of slope failure common in this area is an earthflow, which is a downslope surface movement involving a substantial amount of mixing of the surface material (Goudie 1994; Hansen 1995).
Population growth and degradation of traditional agricultural lands have intensified pressure on these fragile areas, increasing total human vulnerability to slope failure (Sheng, 1989).
The Government of Grenada wishes to undertake a geotechnical investigation to determine the cause of slope failure and to conduct a slope stability assessment of the Perseverance Landfill site, utilizing funds obtained from Caribbean Development Bank.
For example, unstable slopes are identified and methods are developed to minimize the chance of slope failure.
This slope failure could have been prevented if the geologic and soil conditions at the site had been analyzed before design.