Location

St. Louis, Missouri

Session Start Date

6-1-1993

Abstract

The Himalayan ranges experience intense mass movements, culminating in a large number of landsl1des every year. The road system in Himalayas is especially vulnerable to the landslide hazard. A number of techniques have been used in practice to manage and control landslides in these areas. The present paper deals with experiences gained in this regard. A few case histories are presented in the paper, wherein landslides have been successfully managed by appropriate techniques. These concern mainly (i) the use of hazard zonation techniques for solving chronic landslide problems by rationally identifying a stable alternate route and (ii) effective and economical techniques to control landslides induced by surficial erosion.

Department(s)

Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering

Appears In

International Conference on Case Histories in Geotechnical Engineering

Meeting Name

Third Conference

Publisher

University of Missouri--Rolla

Publication Date

6-1-1993

Document Version

Final Version

Rights

© 1993 University of Missouri--Rolla, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Article - Conference proceedings

File Type

text

Language

English

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Landslide Management and Control in Himalayas

St. Louis, Missouri

The Himalayan ranges experience intense mass movements, culminating in a large number of landsl1des every year. The road system in Himalayas is especially vulnerable to the landslide hazard. A number of techniques have been used in practice to manage and control landslides in these areas. The present paper deals with experiences gained in this regard. A few case histories are presented in the paper, wherein landslides have been successfully managed by appropriate techniques. These concern mainly (i) the use of hazard zonation techniques for solving chronic landslide problems by rationally identifying a stable alternate route and (ii) effective and economical techniques to control landslides induced by surficial erosion.