STUDY OF THE FAILURE OF FIVE EMBANKMENTS ON COMPRESSIBLE SOIL

ETUDE DE LA RUPTURE DE CINQ REMBLAIS SUR SOLS MOUS

This article summarizes five studies of the failure of embankments built on compressible soil observed over the last 10 years either on construction sites or during full-scale tests. The first part of the article consists of a brief bibliography, which deals with landslides observed during the last 20 years. The second part describes each failure in detail: nature of the subgrade, conditions of construction, description of the landslide, calculation of stability. The third part deals with the form of failure observed, the shear strength of the embankment, and values of the safety coefficient up to failure point. /TRRL/

  • Corporate Authors:

    Laboratoire Central des Ponts et Chausees (LCPC)

    Boulevard Lefebvre 58
    Paris Cedex 15,   France  F-75732
  • Authors:
    • Pilot, G
  • Publication Date: 1973-3-4

Language

  • French

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  • Accession Number: 00125298
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Laboratoire Central des Ponts et Chausees (LCPC)
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 3 1975 12:00AM