This is the discussion of the paper of the above title by T.D. O'Rourke and E. Crespo published in the October 1988, Vol 114, No. 10 of this journal. The discusser points out that in order to attempt the analysis of a slide failure, one must enter into the domain of geomechanics. The use of geomechanics in the establishment of safety factor of the cut bank in the Cangahua Formation in Ecuador is described. The discusser describes arriving at failure values of the well-known 'cliff' entity, by entering the domain of geomechanics, i.e. the motion of 'wedges' composed of coagulated materials of granular entities. The discussion is followed by a closure by the author, T.D. O'Rourke.

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  • Pagination: p. 349-352
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  • Accession Number: 00493841
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  • Created Date: Apr 30 1990 12:00AM