This reference book gives a complete overview of the developments in slope engineering over the last 35 years. Its multi-disciplinary, critical approach and the chapters devoted to seismic effects and probabilistic approaches and reliability analyses reflect the distinctive style of the original. Subjects discussed are: the understanding of slope performance, mechanisms of instability, requirements for modeling and analysis, and new techniques for observation and modeling. Special attention is paid to the relation with the increasing frequency and consequences of natural and man-made hazards. Strategies and methods for assessing landslide susceptibility, hazard and risk are also explored. Moreover, the relevance of geotechnical analysis of slopes in the context of climate change scenarios is discussed. All theory is supported by numerous examples. This wholly revised and updated 2nd CRC Press/Balkema edition features two new chapters on Performance Monitoring and Interpretation of Data and Hazard Zoning and Policy Issues, as well as various additional numerical examples.
The unique perspective and philosophy of this book will benefit researchers, consultants, practitioners and senior students in civil, mining and geological engineering in their professional practice and education.
1. Aims and overview - slopes, geology and materials; 2. Basic geotechnical concepts; 3. Performance indicators and basic probability concepts; 4. Limit equilibrium methods I - planar failure surfaces; 5. Limit equilibrium methods II - general slip surfaces and beyond critical equilibrium; 6. Stress-deformation analyses and their role in slope analysis; 7. Natural slope analysis considering initial stresses; 8. Plasticity and shear band analyses - a brief review; 9. Earthquake effects and seismic slope analysis; 10. Probabilistic approaches and reliability analyses; 11. Performance Monitoring and Interpretation of Data; 12. Hazard Zoning and Policy Issues; 13. Case studies of urban slope stability; 12. Summing up; References; Subject index; Colour plates
Tertiary; University or College
Number Of Pages: 728
Published: 15th January 2017
Publisher: CRC PR INC
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.59 x 17.4
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: New edition