SLOPE FAILURES IN TERTIARY EXPANSIVE OC CLAYS. DISCUSSIONS AND CLOSURE

Two discussions of a paper with the aforementioned title by J.A.R. Ortigao, T.R.R. Loures, C. Nogueira, and L.S. Alves, published in this journal (Volume 123, Number 9, September 1997), are presented. The first discusser has observed shallow or surficial failures in similar materials and thus argues about the possibility of slips caused by seepage parallel to the slope. The second two discussers add information on the site geology and on characteristics of the porous clay, concluding that this clay did not have a predominant effect in the observed slips. They then raise the issues of matrix suction and anisotropy. Discussions are followed by closure from the authors.

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  • Accession Number: 00763680
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  • Created Date: May 26 1999 12:00AM