Progressive landslides in long natural slopes :potential extension and configuration of finished slides in strain-softening soils

by Bernander, Stig

Abstract (Summary)
A finite difference method is presented for progressive slides in long natural slopes. The method is based on a strain softening material model. A detailed worked out example is given as well as examples using a spread sheet PC program and a PC program for Windows. Several Scandinavian slides are analysed and discussed as case studies e g Tuve (1977), Surte (1951), Bekkelaget (1953), Rollsbo (1967), Rävekärr (1971), Tre-styckevattnet (1990) and Svärtaån (1938). The nature of down-slope progressive failures in natural slopes is described and the applicability of ideal-plastic failure analysis is questioned. Principles and procedures for investigation potential landslides are presented. A short historical background to the landslide problem is given in an introductory chapter.
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School:Luleå tekniska universitet

School Location:Sweden

Source Type:Master's Thesis



Date of Publication:01/01/2000

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