1st Edition

Landslides and Engineered Slopes. Experience, Theory and Practice
Proceedings of the 12th International Symposium on Landslides (Napoli, Italy, 12-19 June 2016)

ISBN 9781138029880
Published June 26, 2016 by CRC Press
2224 Pages

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Book Description

Landslides and Engineered Slopes. Experience, Theory and Practice contains the invited lectures and all papers presented at the 12th International Symposium on Landslides, (Naples, Italy, 12-19 June 2016). The book aims to emphasize the relationship between landslides and other natural hazards. Hence, three of the main sessions  focus on Volcanic-induced landslides, Earthquake-induced landslides and Weather-induced landslides respectively, while the fourth main session deals with Human-induced landslides. Some papers presented in a special session devoted to "Subareal and submarine landslide processes and hazard” and in a “Young Session” complete the books.

Landslides and Engineered Slopes. Experience, Theory and Practice underlines the importance of the classic approach of modern science, which moves from experience to theory, as the basic instrument to study landslides. Experience is the key to understand the natural phenomena focusing on all the factors that play a major role. Theory is the instrument to manage the data provided by experience following a mathematical approach; this allows not only to clarify the nature and the deep causes of phenomena but mostly, to predict future and, if required, manage similar events. Practical benefits from the results of theory to protect people and man-made works.

Landslides and Engineered Slopes. Experience, Theory and Practice  is useful to scientists and practitioners working in the areas of rock and soil mechanics, geotechnical engineering, engineering geology and geology.

Table of Contents

Invited lecture: JTC1 Heim Lecture
A Review of landslide hazard and risk assessment methodology
O. Hungr

Session 1: Volcanic induced landslides
Earthquake-induced displacement is insignificant in the reactivated Utiku landslide, New Zealand.
C.I. Massey, E. Abbott, M. McSaveney, D.N. Petley, L. Richards & L. Richards
Geotechnical analysis of instability phenomena at active volcanoes: twocase histories in Italy
P. Tommasi, T. Rotonda, L. Verrucci, A. Graziani & D. Boldini

Session 2: Earthquake induced landslides
State of the Art Report: Threshold conditions and run-out displacements of the landslides induced by the Chi-Chi Earthquake, Taiwan
M.L. Lin, C.Y. Huang &T.C. Kao
Prediction of earthquake-induced landslides of pyroclastic fall deposits
M. Chigira & T. Suzuki
Multi-level approach for zonation of seismic slope stability: experiences and perspectives in Italy
F. Silvestri, G. Forte & M. Calvello

Session 3: Weather induced landslides
Progressive failure in deep-seated rockslides due to seasonal fluctuations in pore pressures and rock mass fatigue
E. Eberhardt, G. Preisig & V. Gischig
Risk analysis for rainfall-induced slope instabilities in coarse-grained soils: practice and perspectives in Italy
S. Ferlisi & G. De Chiara
On the multi-dimensions of Integrated Research on Landslide Disaster Risk
I. Alcántara-Ayala

Session 4: Human induced landslides
General Report Session 4, Human Induced Landslides
Post-Constructions Landslides in the Panama Canal
M.A. De Puy
Human-induced landslides: toward the analysis of anthropogenic changes of the slope environment
M. Jaboyedoff, C. Michoud, M.-H. Derron, J. Voumard, G. Leibundgut, K. Sudmeier-Rieux, C. Michoud, F. Nadim & E. Leroi
The long-term geologic hazards and consequent risk after the Wenchuanearthquake
R. Huang, B. Yu, W. Hu, W. Li, X. Fan, C. Tang & Q. Xu

Lecture in memory of Prof. Arturo Pellegrino
Professor Arturo Pellegrino, an Inspiring Researcher
S. Leroueil

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Prof. Stefano Aversa is professor of Geotechnics at the University of Napoli Parthenope

Prof. Leonardo Cascini is professor of Geotechnics at the University of Salerno

Prof. Luciano Picarelli is professor of Geotechnics at the Second University of Napoli

Prof. Claudio Scavia is professor of Geotechnics at the Politecnico of Torino