ANALYSES OF WACO DAM SLIDE

A STABILITY ANALYSIS BY THE USE OF UNCONSOLIDATED- UNDRAINED SHEAR STRESS PARAMETERS IS PRESENTED AND THE EFFECT OF THE ANISOTROPY OF THE PEPPER SHALE ON THE STABILITY OF THE DAM IS SHOWN. THE REDUCTION OF SHEAR STRENGTH AFTER THE PEAK SHEAR STRESS MIGHT HAVE VERY LITTLE SIGNIFICANCE IN VIEW OF THE AMOUNT OF SCATTER OF THE STRENGTH DATA, AND THE POSSIBILITY OF A PROGRESSIVE FAILURE IS NOT INVESTIGATED. ALTHOUGH THE PROGRESSIVE FAILURE CANNOT ALTOGETHER BE RULED OUT, AN ANALYSIS WHICH ONLY USES PEAK SHEAR STRENGTHS WITH AN ALLOWANCE FOR ANISTROPY IS NOT SATISFACTORY.

  • Authors:
    • De, P K
  • Publication Date: 1973-4

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  • Accession Number: 00236657
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 17 1973 12:00AM