Special Problems in Slope Stability

by Willard J. Turnbull,
Mikael J. Hvorslev,

Serial Information: Journal of the Soil Mechanics and Foundations Division, 1967, Vol. 93, Issue 4, Pg. 499-528

Document Type: Journal Paper


The state-of-the-art in special problems of slope stability is described. Both slope and foundation problems are considered. Some of the special problems concern cracking in embankments, collapsible soli, tectonic and large-area mass movements of toils, stabilization of slide areas, and basic assumptions in methods for analyzing slope stability. The finite element method of stress analysis may become a valuable tool for interpreting; stress and strain conditions in loaded soil masses. Also, improving correlation of analytic procedure with prototype behavior is discussed.

Subject Headings: Finite element method | Stress analysis | Slope stability | Soil analysis | Stress strain relations | Foundations | Cracking | Load factors

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