Location

Arlington, Virginia

Session Start Date

8-11-2008

Session End Date

8-16-2008

Abstract

During the early hours of 18-02-1995 a landslide occurred at Malakasa, on the 36th kilometer of the highway joining Greece's main cities, Athens and Thessaloniki. The computed deformed geometry using this model agrees reasonably well with that measured. The back-estimated soil strength of 16o is in the range of the measured values (8-19o). Finally, state-of-the-art stability analyses, using the back-estimated residual soil strength, illustrated that the location of the slip surface can be predicted if it is assumed that only the saturated soil below the water table loses its strength.

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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Back Analysis of the Malakassa Landslide Using the Multi-Block Model

Arlington, Virginia

During the early hours of 18-02-1995 a landslide occurred at Malakasa, on the 36th kilometer of the highway joining Greece's main cities, Athens and Thessaloniki. The computed deformed geometry using this model agrees reasonably well with that measured. The back-estimated soil strength of 16o is in the range of the measured values (8-19o). Finally, state-of-the-art stability analyses, using the back-estimated residual soil strength, illustrated that the location of the slip surface can be predicted if it is assumed that only the saturated soil below the water table loses its strength.