Alternative Title

Paper No. 2.53

Location

St. Louis, Missouri

Session Start Date

3-8-1998

Session End Date

3-15-1998

Abstract

This paper presents the case histories of two landslides in southern Illinois. The first landslide presented occurred along a highway cut at Ford's Hill on Illinois Route 3 near Chester, Illinois. The second landslide occurred in the embankment of a large retention pond in southern Illinois. Both failure planes were along the surface of the weathered shale bedrock in response to excess pore pressures. Backfigured strength at the time of failure was low and at the residual strength of the weathered shale.

Department(s)

Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering

Appears In

International Conference on Case Histories in Geotechnical Engineering

Meeting Name

Fourth Conference

Publisher

University of Missouri--Rolla

Publication Date

3-8-1998

Document Version

Final Version

Rights

© 1998 University of Missouri--Rolla, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Article - Conference proceedings

File Type

text

Language

English

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Landslides on Shale in Southern Illinois

St. Louis, Missouri

This paper presents the case histories of two landslides in southern Illinois. The first landslide presented occurred along a highway cut at Ford's Hill on Illinois Route 3 near Chester, Illinois. The second landslide occurred in the embankment of a large retention pond in southern Illinois. Both failure planes were along the surface of the weathered shale bedrock in response to excess pore pressures. Backfigured strength at the time of failure was low and at the residual strength of the weathered shale.