"Rapid" failure of soil slopes

This report presents the findings of the analysis of 'rapid' landslides in soil slopes developed from initially contractive and initially dilative soil types., The characteristics of soils susceptible to 'rapid' sliding, the identification of soils susceptible to flow liquefacton and the conditions under which 'rapid' sliding is developed are discussed. The post-failure deformation behaviour of some 350 'rapid' slides in soil slopes have been analysed. Guidelines are presented for prediction of travel distance angle (and travel distance) for a number of classes of 'rapdi' landslides in cut, full and natural soil slopes. For several classes of slopes existing empirical methods have been refined, and in a number of cases improved methods have been proposed.

  • Corporate Authors:

    University of New South Wales. School of Civil and Environmental Engineering

  • Authors:
    • Fell, R
    • Hunter, G
  • Publication Date: 2001

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  • Accession Number: 01382296
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB
  • Files: ATRI
  • Created Date: Aug 22 2012 1:12PM