A simplified method of predicting the shape and location of the potential failure surface in steep rock slopes is suggested. The 1988 updated Hoek and Brown failure criterion is used with Priest and Brown m and s values and Bieniawski's jointed rock mass classification system. This method is demonstrated by an application to the design of slope reinforcement by rock anchoring and by a case study. The validity of the method is assessed by reference to the variational calculus approach, using the linear Mohr-Coulomb failure criterion.

  • Corporate Authors:

    National Research Council of Canada

    Research Journals
    Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0R6,   Canada 
  • Authors:
    • Afrouz, A
    • HASSANI, F P
    • Ucar, R
  • Publication Date: 1989-11

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  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 595-603
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  • Accession Number: 00491975
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 31 1990 12:00AM