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Slope Stability and Stabilization
2nd Edition
by Lee W. Abramson et al

Slope stability is a critical and fundamental element of geotechnical engineering involving the assessment of existing natural slopes and the intelligent design of man-made slopes, and the factors that may cause them to survive for many years or to crumble in a landslide.

Retaining the best features of the previous edition, this book has been completely updated to address the latest trends and methodology in the field.

This is one of the best available guides to stability and stabilization methods.

Features

  • All-new chapters on shallow failures and stability of landfill slopes
  • New material on probabilistic stability analysis, cost analysis of stabilization alternatives, and state-of-the-art techniques in time-domain reflectometry to help engineers plan and model new designs
  • Tested and FHA-approved procedures for the geotechnical stage of highway, tunnel, and bridge projects
  • Sound guidance for geotechnical stage design and planning for virtually all types of construction projects
  • And more!

Contents

  1. GENERAL SLOPE STABILITY CONCEPTS

    • Aims of Slope Stability Analysis
    • Natural Slopes
    • Engineered Slopes
    • Landslides
    • Factors Contributing to Slope Failures
    • Basic Concepts Applied to Slope Stability
    • Typical Input Data for Slope Stability Analyses
    • Subsurface Model and Back-Analysis for Slope Stability Analyses

  2. ENGINEERING GEOLOGY PRINCIPLES

    • Types and Characteristics of Geologic Soil Deposits
    • Types and Characteristics of Rocks
    • Geologic Features Associated with Slopes
    • Landslides

  3. GROUNDWATER CONDITIONS

    • Review of Groundwater Fundamentals
    • Site Conditions
    • Types of Groundwater Flow
    • Fluctuation of Groundwater Levels
    • Influence of Geological Structures on Groundwater Flows
    • Pore Pressures
    • Water Levels for Design
    • Field Identification and Interpretation of Groundwater Conditions
    • Groundwater in Slope Stability Analysis
    • Monitoring of Groundwater Pressures
    • Other Instruments-Rainfall Gages

  4. GEOLOGIC SITE EXPLORATION

    • Desk Study
    • Field Study
    • Exploration Methods
    • Testing Methods
    • Exploration Program Design

  5. LABORATORY TESTING AND INTERPRETATION

    • Effective Stress Concepts
    • Mohr Circle
    • Mohr-Coulomb Failure Criterion
    • Effective/ Total Stress Analysis
    • Stress Paths
    • Shear Strength of Soils
    • Pore Pressure Parameters
    • Interpretations of Strength Tests
    • Other Properties
    • Quality Control/Quality Assurance

  6. SLOPE STABILITY CONCEPTS

    • Modes of Failure
    • Factor of Safety Concepts
    • Pore Water Pressures
    • Block Analysis
    • Infinite Slope Analysis
    • Planar Surface Analysis
    • Circular Surface Analysis
    • Method of Slices
    • Selection and Use of Limit Equilibrium Methods
    • Design Charts
    • Seismic Analysis
    • Other Factors Affecting Slope Stability Analysis
    • Three-Dimensional Analysis
    • Rock Slope Stability
    • Finite Element Method (FEM)
    • Computer Analysis
    • Available Computer Programs
    • Probabilistic Analysis of Slopes

  7. SLOPE STABILIZATION METHODS

    • Unloading
    • Buttressing
    • Drainage
    • Reinforcement
    • Retaining Walls
    • Vegetation
    • Surface Slope Protection
    • Soil Hardening
    • Rock Slope Stabilization Methods
    • Alternatives to Slope Stabilization
    • Selection of Stabilization Methods
    • Probable Cost Analysis of Stabilization Alternatives

  8. DESIGN, CONSTRUCTION, AND MAINTENANCE

    • Contract Documents
    • Inspection during Construction
    • Maintenance
    • Time Domain Reflectometry (TDR)

  9. SHALLOW FAILURES

    • Seepage Flow Mechanism due to Infiltration
    • Mechanism of Rainfall-Induced Landslides
    • Field Loading Conditions
    • Correlations between Land Slides and Rainfall
    • Rainfall Thresholds for Prediction of Shallow Failures
    • Types of Soils, Hydrogeologic, and Geomorphologic Features
    • Effect of Permeability of Surficial Stability
    • Standard Codes for Shallow Slope Stability
    • Design Practice for Shallow Slope Stability
    • Attending Landslide Incidents

  10. STABILITY OF LANDFILL SLOPES

    • Unique Nature of Landfills
    • Typical Landfill Configurations
    • Landfill Waste Engineering Properties
    • Geosynthetics in Landfills and Engineering Properties
    • Landfill Construction
    • Slope Stability Considerations

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