In order to perform a reliable back-analysis of slope failures, an understanding of the mechanisms of sliding is required and adequate computation methods are needed. Appropriate consideration of the geomechanical factors influencing slope failures (such as slope and slide geometry, water levels and acting forces at the moment of rupture) is essential; on the other hand, the available methods to analyse limit equilibrium situations should be adaptable to complex slope geometries and water levels, as well as to the heterogeneous composition of most rock masses. Interactive graphics show great potential to fulfil those requirements, as is illustrated by means of the back- analysis studies conducted. The number of the covering abstract of the congress is TRIS no. 385148. (TRRL)

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    • This paper was presented at the Fifth International Congress on Rock Mechanics, Melbourne, Australia, 1983, Volume 2, Theme C.
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    AA Balkema

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    Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy

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  • Authors:
    • Dinisra, H K
  • Publication Date: 1983

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  • Accession Number: 00385190
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB
  • ISBN: 90 6191 237 7
  • Report/Paper Numbers: BOOK
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS, ATRI
  • Created Date: Jun 28 1984 12:00AM