REMARKS ON THE STUDY AND CALCULATION OF THE STABILITY OF LOOSE ROCK EMBANKMENTS

BEMERKUNGEN ZUR UNTERSUCHUNG UND BERECHNUNG DER STANDFESTIGKEIT VON LOCKERGESTEINBOESCHUNGEN

After reviewing conventional methods of calculating the stability of embankments, the authors envisage dealing with the problem, not by a deterministic method, but as a problem of reliability. For this purpose, they draw up a table of 10 factors affecting this reliability: the foundation soil, shape of embankment, hydrology, composition, vegetation, damage by animals or boring insects, etc., how they influence stability, and their combined action. They show how the results of numerous tests could be combined, so as to deduce laws of probability, and refer to the problem of optimising embankments in relation to construction and maintenance costs. They conclude that statistical material for such calculations does not exist at the moment, but that it would be useful to collect this material.

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  • Accession Number: 00131299
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: International Union of Railways
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 21 1976 12:00AM