Rock slope design is considered as a problem in which decisions have to be made on the basis of highly uncertain data. At present much useful understanding of rock slope behaviour is available, but much has yet to be done before this understanding is translated into reliable design methods. It is emphasised that design work prior to construction cannot be much more than an advanced feasibility study. Thus the behaviour of the slope must be carefully monitored during and after construction. Any departure from the conditions assumed during the preliminary design requires that appropriate remedial measures be taken. The paper is divided into four parts. These discuss investigation, analysis, design, corrective measures. (Author)

  • Corporate Authors:

    National Roads Board, New Zealand

    P.O. Box 12-041
    Wellington,   New Zealand 
  • Authors:
    • Pender, M J
  • Publication Date: 1979

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  • Accession Number: 00315365
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 11 1980 12:00AM