Location

Arlington, Virginia

Session Start Date

8-11-2008

Session End Date

8-16-2008

Abstract

During recent years, the climate of Korea has clearly been divided between dry season and rainy season due to the global warming and other reasons, and a record breaking rain is falling every year. The mountain slopes in Korea receives significant damage generally during the seasons of high rain front and typhoon. In 2006, the rainy season started in July and Typhoon EWINIAR which hit South Korea between July 26 and 28 caused significant damage to various slopes and roads. This paper presents a case study of the damages and characteristics of the damages to cut slopes, fill slopes, and roads caused by the concentrated heavy rains for 3 days in the regions of Inje and YangYang.

Department(s)

Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering

Appears In

International Conference on Case Histories in Geotechnical Engineering

Meeting Name

Sixth Conference

Publisher

Missouri University of Science and Technology

Publication Date

8-11-2008

Document Version

Final Version

Rights

© 2008 Missouri University of Science and Technology, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Article - Conference proceedings

File Type

text

Language

English

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A Case Study of Characteristics of Damages Caused by Typhoon EWINIAR 2006 in South Korea

Arlington, Virginia

During recent years, the climate of Korea has clearly been divided between dry season and rainy season due to the global warming and other reasons, and a record breaking rain is falling every year. The mountain slopes in Korea receives significant damage generally during the seasons of high rain front and typhoon. In 2006, the rainy season started in July and Typhoon EWINIAR which hit South Korea between July 26 and 28 caused significant damage to various slopes and roads. This paper presents a case study of the damages and characteristics of the damages to cut slopes, fill slopes, and roads caused by the concentrated heavy rains for 3 days in the regions of Inje and YangYang.