Embankments, Dams, and Slopes: Lessons From the New Orleans Levee Failures and Other Current Issues

This Geotechnical Special Publication contains 21 papers on engineering issues related to flow, deformation, and stability of earth structures and on lessons learned from the failure of the New Orleans levees after Hurricane Katrina. The papers on the flow and deformation of earth structures advance the capabilities to model, evaluate, analyze, and monitor flow and deformations of earth structures. The papers on the stability of earth structures examine the design and performance of structural systems used to stabilize slopes and protect rapidly weathering rock. Papers by representatives of teams investigating the damage caused by Hurricane Katrina address issues related to the performance of the levee system as well as perspectives on lessons learned and possibilities for future directions of the Hurricane Protection System for Southeast Louisiana.


  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Web
  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 239p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01535342
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 9780784409053
  • Files: TRIS, ASCE
  • Created Date: Nov 12 2013 11:53AM