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Risk analysis of landslides – A case study

Babu, Sivakumar GL and Mukesh, MD (2003) Risk analysis of landslides – A case study. In: Geotechnical and Geological Engineering, 21 (2). pp. 113-127.

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Abstract. The effects of uncertainty due to the variability of soil parameters on the risk of landsliding in the Himalayan region are investigated using a random field model combined with slope stability analyses. Effects of spatial variability both in horizontal and vertical directions, number of test samples, variations in piezometric level and the influence of earthquake on the reliability of a typical slope in a slide area are investigated. The results show that the reliability of slopes in the slide area is significantly affected by the coefficients of variation of soil parameters, spatial variations of soil parameters, number of test samples and piezometric variations. The results also show that the assumption of isotropic variations to assess slope reliability is conservative. The results of the study are useful in providing guidelines and pointing to remedial measures in the form of sub-surface drainage to improve slope reliability in the area.

Item Type: Journal Article
Publication: Geotechnical and Geological Engineering
Publisher: Kluwer Academic Publishers
Additional Information: The copyright of this article belongs to Kluwer academic publishers.
Keywords: landslide; pore pressure variations; reliability; slope stability; spatial variations.
Department/Centre: Division of Mechanical Sciences > Civil Engineering
Date Deposited: 28 Jun 2007
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2010 04:38
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/11007

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