SLOPE STABILITY AND CURRENT AUSTRALIAN ROAD DESIGN

This report assembles a range of information on Australian highway cut slope stability problems, the usage of computer slope stability programs, drainage practices and briefly describes several case histories. A general review of slope stability with special reference to cut slopes in soil and rock follows with discussion of limit equilibrium analysis, finite element and probablistic design procedures. Discussion of landslide control and remedial measures precedes a further section on trench, interception and horizontal drainage. Appendices contain details of routine state road authority practices and bibliography. A compilation of case histories is recommended supplemented by future provision for in-situ studies and a state-of-art review of probabilistic measures. Simple flow net studies for drainage are desirable as are related model studies. It is suggested that existing slopes and landslide areas should be monitored and background data collected. The development of field flexibility measures is also recommended. (A) /TRRL/

  • Corporate Authors:

    ARRB Group Limited

    500 Burwood Highway
    Vermont South, Victoria    3133
  • Authors:
    • CHOWDHURY, R N
  • Publication Date: 1978

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References;
  • Pagination: 86 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00300240
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB Group Limited
  • Report/Paper Numbers: AIR No. 1060-1 Monograph
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS, ATRI
  • Created Date: Oct 17 1979 12:00AM