LANDSLIDES: INVESTIGATION AND MITIGATION. CHAPTER 23 - LOESS

This chapter reviews the engineering characteristics of loess and typical cut-slope stability problems that have been observed and suggests design approaches with special consideration for cut slopes related to transportation facilities. The discussion relies heavily on the experience of the Missouri, Tennessee, Illinois, and Washington state transportation departments, and includes the following: literature survey; review of cut-slope design practice; failure mechanisms; site characterization; laboratory testing; field testing; slope design; drainage design; construction control; and maintenance and repair.

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  • Authors:
    • Higgins, Jerry D
    • Modeer Jr, Victor A
  • Publication Date: 1996

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  • Features: Figures; Photos; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 585-606
  • Monograph Title: LANDSLIDES: INVESTIGATION AND MITIGATION
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  • Accession Number: 00722512
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 030906208X
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  • Created Date: Jun 6 1996 12:00AM