ENGINEERING PROPERTIES OF NUCLEAR CRATERS: REVIEW AND ANALYSIS OF AVAILABLE INFORMATION ON SLOPES EXCAVATED IN WEAK SHALES

THIS REPORT IS CONCERNED WITH THE SLOPE STABILITY PROBLEMS WHICH WILL ARISE IF A NEW CANAL IS TO BE EXCAVATED THROUGH THE TYPES OF WEAK SHALE ENCOUNTERED ALONG THE PRESENT PANAMA CANAL. THE REPORT IS DIVIDED INTO THREE PARTS: (1) A DISCUSSION OF THE NEED FOR SLOPE STABILITY ANALYSES FOR NEW ROUTES, AND OF THE APPROACHES WHICH MIGHT BE USED TO OBTAIN THE NECESSARY DATA, (2) A REVIEW OF PAST EXPERIENCE CONCERNING SLOPES IN THE FIELD AND LABORATORY TESTS, ESPECIALLY THE EXPERIENCE FROM THE PRESENT PANAMA CANAL, AND (3) A DESCRIPTION OF SOME NEW STUDIES, INCLUDING FIRST ATTEMPTS AT A RE-ANALYSIS OF THE LANDSLIDE EXPERIENCE AT THE PANAMA CANAL AND THE DEVELOPMENT OF NEW LABORATORY TEST EQUIPMENT. A SERIES OF APPENDICES PRESENT THE VARIOUS PARTS OF THE STUDIES IN DETAIL. THE FINAL APPENDIX CONTAINS AN EXTENSIVE BIBLIOGRAPHY. /AUTHOR/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Tech Rept NO 3-699, REPT 3, 223 PP, FIGS, TABS, 244 REF,
  • Authors:
    • Hirshfeld, R C
    • Whitman, R V
    • Wolfskill, L A
  • Publication Date: 1965-8

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  • Accession Number: 00235455
  • Record Type: Publication
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  • Created Date: Apr 21 1994 12:00AM