A STATISTICAL STUDY OF ROCK SLOPES IN JOINTED GNEISS WITH REFERENCE TO HIGHWAY ROCK SLOPE DESIGN

ALTHOUGH MANY PAPERS HAVE BEEN WRITTEN ON THE SUBJECT OF ROCK SLOPES STABILITY OR CLOSELY RELATED SUBJECTS, THE STUDY OF ROCK SLOPE STABILITY IS STILL IN ITS INFANCY. THE AVAILABLE STUDIES PROVIDE CONSIDERABLE INSIGHT INTO THE MECHANICS OF ROCK SLOPES AND SUGGEST MANY FACTORS THAT MAY CONTRIBUTE TO ROCK SLOPE FAILURE. THE SPECIFIC AIMS OF THIS STUDY ARE: (1) TO SELECT GEOLOGICAL AND ENGINEERING VARIABLES THAT MAY POSSIBLY BE DETERMINING INFLUENCES UPON STABLE ANGLES OF BOTH NATURAL AND EXCAVATED SLOPES, (2) TO DETERMINE PRACTICAL PROCEDURES TO OBTAIN REPRODUCIBLE MEASUREMENTS OF THESE VARIABLES, (3) TO USE MULTIPLE REGRESSION AND CORRELATION ANALYSES TO EXPLORE THE RELATIONS BETWEEN THESE VARIABLES AND THE STABLE ROCK SLOPE ANGLES, AND (4) TO SUGGEST METHODS WHEREBY THE RESULTS OF THIS STUDY CAN BE APPLIED TO THE DESIGN OF STABLE HIGHWAY ROCK SLOPES. THIS REPORT IS ISSUED IN FOUR VOLUMES: VOLUME 1 CONTAINS A BRIEF OUTLINE OF THE METHODS OF STUDY AND THE RESULTS WHICH SEEM MOST SIGNIFICANT TO HIGHWAY ENGINEERING. VOLUME 2 DESCRIBES MORE FULLY THE METHODS USED FOR SELECTION, MEASUREMENT AND ANALYSIS OF THE GEOLOGICAL AND ENGINEERING VARIABLES STUDIED. VOLUME 3 CONTAINS THE DOCUMENTATION OF THE STUDY IN THE FORM OF A CATALOG OF ROCK SLOPES. VOLUME 4 IS A BIBLIOGRAPHY OF ROCK SLOPE STABILITY AND RELATED SUBJECTS. /AUTHOR/

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    Colorado School of Mines

    1500 Illinois Street
    Golden, CO  USA  80401
  • Publication Date: 1968-7

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  • Accession Number: 00235391
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: 4 Vols
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 2 1994 12:00AM