Location

St. Louis, Missouri

Session Start Date

4-26-1981

Session End Date

5-3-1981

Abstract

An analysis of the stresses induced by a combination of static and seismic forces on the failure surface of shallow soil slope instabilities is presented. The geometry of the failures, either shallow planar of finite length or shallow rotational, is taken into consideration in the analysis. The stress induced by a combination of the above forces is found to be greater for the planar than for the rotational ones. Therefore, at limit equilibrium conditions, the former will predominate. Field measurements of the geometry of shallow soil slope failures corroborate the theoretical findings.

Department(s)

Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering

Appears In

International Conferences on Recent Advances in Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering and Soil Dynamics

Meeting Name

First Conference

Publisher

University of Missouri--Rolla

Publication Date

4-26-1981

Document Version

Final Version

Rights

© 1981 University of Missouri--Rolla, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Article - Conference proceedings

File Type

text

Language

English

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Analysis of Stresses in Seismically Induced Shallow Slope Failures

St. Louis, Missouri

An analysis of the stresses induced by a combination of static and seismic forces on the failure surface of shallow soil slope instabilities is presented. The geometry of the failures, either shallow planar of finite length or shallow rotational, is taken into consideration in the analysis. The stress induced by a combination of the above forces is found to be greater for the planar than for the rotational ones. Therefore, at limit equilibrium conditions, the former will predominate. Field measurements of the geometry of shallow soil slope failures corroborate the theoretical findings.