Stability of Rock Slopes—Graphical Methods

by Pierre Londe, (F.ASCE), Civ. Engr.; Coyne et Bellier, Bu. d'Ingenieurs-Conseils, Paris, France,
Gaston Vigier, Civ. Engr.; Coyne et Bellier, Bu. d'Ingenieurs-Conseils, Paris, France,
Faymond Vormeringer, Civ. Engr.; Coyne et Bellier, Bu. d'Ingenieurs-Conseils, Paris, France,


Serial Information: Journal of the Soil Mechanics and Foundations Division, 1970, Vol. 96, Issue 4, Pg. 1411-1434


Document Type: Journal Paper

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Abstract: In a previous paper the writers presented a method for the three-dimensional study of the stability of rock slopes. The weight of the various parameters on the condition of limit equilibrium can be analyzed from the assumptions taken for the geological features and the applied forces. In the present paper, several practical procedures are proposed for constructing simple diagrams allowing the same analysis. The diagrams can be constructed either by geometrical methods (e.g., stereographic or central projection of the figures drawn on a sphere) or by digital computer. Examples are given of the use of these diagrams.

Subject Headings: Rocks | Slope stability | Parameters (statistics) | Limit equilibrium | Professional societies | Geometrics | Spheres

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