ROCK SLOPE STABILITY-HOW FAR AWAY ARE RELIABLE DESIGN METHODS?

METHODS OF SLOPE STABILITY ANALYSIS ARE BRIEFLY REVIEWED AND IT IS CONCLUDED THAT THE LIMIT EQUILIBRIUM TECHNIQUE IS THE ONLY METHOD CURRENTLY AVAILABLE WHICH OFFERS THE POSSIBILITY OF WIDE APPLICATION IN ROCK SLOPE DESIGN. DISCONTINUUM THEORIES AND MODEL STUDIES ARE SEEN AS AREAS IN WHICH FURTHER DEVELOPMENT IS LIKELY TO BE PRODUCTIVE. THE PROBLEMS OF OBTAINING ADEQUATE INPUT INFORMATION ON STRUCTURAL GEOLOGY, ROCK PROPERTIES AND GROUNDWATER CONDITIONS ARE EXAMINED AND METHODS OF OVERCOMING THESE PROBLEMS ARE DISCUSSED. THE INFLUENCE OF EXCAVATION TECHNIQUES ON THE STABILITY OF ROCK SLOPES IS BRIEFLY EXAMINED. /AUTHOR/

  • Authors:
    • Hoek, E
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  • Accession Number: 00237065
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Conf Paper
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 14 1973 12:00AM