This book is concerned with the stability of rock slopes, with methods for assessing this stability, and with techniques for improving the stability of slopes which are potentially dangerous. Chapters are included under the following titles: (1) economic and planning considerations (2) basic mechanics of slope failure (3) graphical presentation of geological data (4) geological data collection (5) shear strength of rock (6) ground water flow; permeability and pressure (7) plane failure (8) wedge failure (9) circular failure (10) toppling failure (11) blasting (12) miscellaneous topics. Appendices are included containing an analysis of wedge failure, a wedge solution for rapid computation, factors of safety for reinforced rock slopes, a trigonometric table and conversion factors. /TRRL/

  • Corporate Authors:

    Institution of Mining & Metallurgy

    44 Portland Place
    London W1N 4BR,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Hoek, E
    • BRAY, J
  • Publication Date: 1977


  • English

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  • Accession Number: 00164295
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Monograph
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 7 1978 12:00AM