SLOPE STABILIZATION IN HIGHWAYS

THE CAUSES OF SLOPE INSTABILITY AND THE STABILIZATION METHODS EMPLOYED ARE DISCUSSED. THE FOLLOWING FACTORS OF SLOPE STABILITY ARE CLASSIFIED' /1/ MECHANICAL PROPERTIES OF THE SOIL, /2/ SLOPE CONFIGURATION AND ADJACENT SOIL, /3/ INFLUENCE OF WATER PRESSURE, /4/ DISTRIBUTION OF DISCONTINUITIES, /5/ INTERNAL STRESSES, /6/ GEOMETRIC AND GEOLOGIC DESCRIPTION OF THE SOIL, /7/ MINERALOGY AND THE STUDY OF FRACTURE FILLING MATERIALS, AND /8/ DEGREE OF WEATHERING. THE FOLLOWING METHODS FOR INCREASING SLOPE STABILITY ARE ANALYZED' /1/ REDUCTION OF SLOPE ANGLE, /2/ DRAINAGE, /3/ BERMS, /4/ REINFORCEMENT OF FOOT OF SLOPE, /5/ RETAINING WALLS, /6/ SHEET PILING, /7/ ANCHORING, /8/ FILLING OF WEATHERING CRACKS AND SLOPE COATING, /9/ PLANTING OF SLOPE, /10/ FILLING OF SHRINKAGE CRACKS, AND /11/ GROUTING. BRAZILIAN EXPERIENCE WITH STABILIZATION BY ANCHORING IS ANALYZED AND COMPARED WITH INTERNATIONAL EXPERIENCE.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Second Symposium Highway Res /Brazil

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    Institute of Highway Research /Brazil

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  • Authors:
    • Costa, NUNES AJ
  • Publication Date: 1966-9

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  • Accession Number: 00230548
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 15 2004 2:18AM