FIRST ANNUAL RESEARCH REPORT ON ROCK SLOPE STABILITY AND HIGHWAY ROCK SLOPE DESIGN

THE AIM OF THE PROJECT IS TO DEVELOP A METHOD FOR THE ENGINEERING DESIGN OF HIGHWAY ROCK SLOPES BASED ON A KNOWLEDGE OF THE GEOLOGICAL FACTORS INVOLVED AND THE MECHANICS OF ROCK SLOPE FAILURE. PROGRESS DURING THE FIRST YEAR IS REPORTED. THIS INCLUDES MEASUREMENT SCHEMES FOR BOTH GEOLOGIC FACTORS, SUCH AS ROCK TYPE, FOLIATION, ROCK FRACTURE, JOINT PATTERNS AND GROUNDWATER, AND NON-GEOLOGIC FACTORS SUCH AS ALTITUDE, ASPECT OF THE SLOPE AND HEIGHT AND LENGTH OF SLOPE. MULTIPLE REGRESSION ANALYSES WILL BE USED TO REDUCE THE NUMBER OF INTERRELATED FACTORS AND TO POINT OUT THE MAIN FACTORS THAT SHOULD BE MEASURED FOR A REASONABLE ANALYSIS. PROGRESS HAS ALSO BEEN MADE ON THE MODEL STUDY OF JOINTED ROCK SLOPES. PILES OF ALUMINUM, PLASTIC, OR WOODEN BARS WILL BE USED TO REPRESENT ROCK SLOPES IN THE STUDY OF FAILURE MECHANISMS. AN EXTENSIVE BIBLIOGRAPHY ON ROCK SLOPE STABILITY AND RELATED SUBJECTS IS INCLUDED. /BPR/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Hpr, State NO 1482
  • Corporate Authors:

    Colorado School of Mines

    1500 Illinois Street
    Golden, CO  United States  80401

    Colorado Department of Highways

    4201 East Arkansas Avenue
    Denver, CO  United States  80222
  • Authors:
    • McMahon, B K
    • Swaisgood, J R
  • Publication Date: 0

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  • Accession Number: 00230630
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Bureau of Public Roads /US
  • Files: TRIS, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: Aug 15 2004 2:19AM