Location

St. Louis, Missouri

Session Start Date

6-1-1993

Abstract

The paper presents a case study of landslides associated with the 1983 Popayan earthquake in Colombia. It includes a systematic parametric study of the effect of earthquake characteristics and soil properties on slope behavior. Earthquake induced slope displacements are computed based on the sliding block concept. Computed results from two and three-dimensional analyses are compared with field observations. Conclusions are drawn in regard to the adequacy of analysis procedures, validity of slope deformation-critical acceleration curves, and effect of vertical acceleration on slope stability.

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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Earthquake Induced Landslides in Columbia

St. Louis, Missouri

The paper presents a case study of landslides associated with the 1983 Popayan earthquake in Colombia. It includes a systematic parametric study of the effect of earthquake characteristics and soil properties on slope behavior. Earthquake induced slope displacements are computed based on the sliding block concept. Computed results from two and three-dimensional analyses are compared with field observations. Conclusions are drawn in regard to the adequacy of analysis procedures, validity of slope deformation-critical acceleration curves, and effect of vertical acceleration on slope stability.