Date

08 May 1984, 10:15 am - 5:00 pm

Abstract

A large cutting in decomposed granite failed after five days of dry weather following an extremely intense rainstorm in August 1982. The history of the slope and surrounding area is described and three theories that might explain the delayed nature of the failure are proposed.

Department(s)

Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering

Meeting Name

1st Conference of the International Conference on Case Histories in Geotechnical Engineering

Publisher

University of Missouri--Rolla

Document Version

Final Version

Rights

© 1984 University of Missouri--Rolla, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Article - Conference proceedings

File Type

text

Language

English

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The Delayed Failure of a Large Cutting in Hong Kong

A large cutting in decomposed granite failed after five days of dry weather following an extremely intense rainstorm in August 1982. The history of the slope and surrounding area is described and three theories that might explain the delayed nature of the failure are proposed.