RISK ANALYSIS OF SLOPES AND ITS APPLICATION TO SLOPES IN CANADIAN SENSITIVE CLAYS

An interesting risk analysis of clay slopes for short-term and long-term analysis, including pore water pressures in sensitive clays, is presented. Application of the analysis to typical clay slopes indicates the contribution of different soil parameters and model uncertainty to the total variance and probability of stability failure. Current design factors give a relatively high risk of failures in practice and are justified on economic grounds except for embankment dams. /Author/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • This entry is the abstract of an article that was originally published in Geotechnique,V26, N3, September, 1976, pp 453-472.
  • Corporate Authors:

    American Society of Mechanical Engineers

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    New York, NY  USA  10016-5990
  • Authors:
    • ALONSO, E E
  • Publication Date: 1977-6

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  • Pagination: p. 780
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00163052
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Review No. 4934
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 13 1977 12:00AM