Session Start Date

5-6-1984

Abstract

The investigation and analysis of two landslides in a recently-constructed cut slope in weathered granite are described in detail. The failures are attributed partly to complex geological conditions which caused a perched water table to develop in the major scar. Adverse jointing contributed to the minor failure. The original site investigation was not sufficiently detailed to identify the important geological and hydrogeological aspects of the site. Conclusions are drawn with respect to the usefulness of back analysis for identifying failure mechanisms.

Department(s)

Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering

Appears In

International Conference on Case Histories in Geotechnical Engineering

Meeting Name

First Conference

Publisher

University of Missouri--Rolla

Publication Date

5-6-1984

Document Version

Final Version

Rights

© 1984 University of Missouri--Rolla, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Article - Conference proceedings

File Type

text

Language

English

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The Failure of a Cut Slope on the Tuen Mun Road in Hong Kong

The investigation and analysis of two landslides in a recently-constructed cut slope in weathered granite are described in detail. The failures are attributed partly to complex geological conditions which caused a perched water table to develop in the major scar. Adverse jointing contributed to the minor failure. The original site investigation was not sufficiently detailed to identify the important geological and hydrogeological aspects of the site. Conclusions are drawn with respect to the usefulness of back analysis for identifying failure mechanisms.