Landslides and Engineered Slopes. From the Past to the Future, Two Volumes + CD-ROM: Proceedings of the 10th International Symposium on Landslides and Engineered Slopes, 30 June - 4 July 2008, Xi'an, China, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Landslides and Engineered Slopes. From the Past to the Future, Two Volumes + CD-ROM

Proceedings of the 10th International Symposium on Landslides and Engineered Slopes, 30 June - 4 July 2008, Xi'an, China, 1st Edition

Edited by Zuyu Chen, Jian-Min Zhang, Ken Ho, Fa-Quan Wu, Zhong-Kui Li

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270 Expert contributions on aspects of landslide hazards, encompassing geological modeling and soil and rock mechanics, landslide processes, causes and effects, and damage avoidance and limitation strategies. Reference source for academics and professionals in geo-mechanical and geo-technical engineering, and others involved with research, design, construction and education related to high natural landslides and artificial engineering slopes. Set of 2 volumes plus searchable CD-ROM.

Table of Contents


Keynote lectures

  • Landslides: Seeing the ground
  • Limit equilibrium and finite element analysis – A perspective of recent advances
  • Improving the interpretation of slope monitoring and early warning data through better understanding of complex deep-seated landslide failure mechanisms
  • Effects of earthquakes on slopes
  • Monitoring and modeling of slope response to climate changes
  • Soil nailing and subsurface drainage for slope stabilization

Special lectures

  • Loess in China and landslides in loess slopes
  • Advances in landslide continuum dynamic modelling
  • Deformation and failure mechanisms of loose and dense fill slopes with and without soil nails
  • Capturing landslide dynamics and hydrologic triggers using near-real-time monitoring
  • The effects of earthquake on landslides – A case study of Chi-Chi earthquake, 1999
  • The role of suction and its changes on stability of steep slopes in unsaturated granular soils
  • Prediction of landslide movements caused by climate change: Modelling the behavior of a mean elevation large slide in the Alps and assessing its uncertainties

Geology, geotechnical properties and site characterization

  • Geotechnical appraisal of the Sonapur landslide area, Jainita hills, Meghalya, India
  • The viscous component in slow moving landslides: A practical case
  • The systematic landslide investigation programme in Hong Kong
  • General digital camera-based experiments for large-scale landslide physical model measurement
  • Shear strength of boundaries between soils and rocks in Korea
  • Cracks in saturated sand
  • Some geomorphological techniques used in constraining the likelihood of landsliding – Selected Australian examples
  • Rock failures in karst
  • Geotechnical study at Sirwani landslide site, India
  • Inferences from morphological differences in deposits of similar large rockslides
  • Movements of a large urban slope in the town of Santa Cruz do Sul (RGS), Brazil
  • Geotechnical analysis of a complex slope movement in sedimentary successions of the southern Apennines (Molise, Italy)
  • Application of surface wave and micro-tremor survey in landslide investigation in the Three Gorges reservoir area
  • A case study for the landslide-induced catastrophic hazards in Taiwan Tuchang Tribute
  • Pir3D, an easy to use three dimensional block fall simulator
  • Characterization of the fracture pattern on cliff sites combining geophysical imaging and laser scanning
  • In situ characterization of the geomechanical properties of an unstable fractured rock slope
  • Properties of peat relating to instability of blanket bogs
  • Stability problems in slopes of Arenós reservoir (Castellón, Spain)
  • The 22 August, 2006, anomalous rock fall along the Gran Sasso NE wall (Central Apennines, Italy)
  • New formulae to assess soil permeability through laboratory identification and flow coming out of vertical drains
  • Structure-controlled earth flows in the Campania Apennines (Southern Italy)
  • Geotechnical and mineralogical characterization of fine grained soils affected by soil slips
  • Vulnerability of structures impacted by debris flow
  • Engineering geological study on a large-scale toppling deformation at Xiaowan Hydropower Station
  • Characterization of the Avignonet landslide (French Alps) with seismic techniques
  • Deformation characteristics and treatment measures of spillway slope at a reservoir in China
  • Sliding in weathered banded gneiss due to gullying in southern Brazil
  • Experimental and three-dimensional numerical investigations of the impact of dry granular flow on a barrier
  • Temporal survey of fluids by 2D electrical tomography: The ‘‘Vence’’ landslide observatory site (Alpes-Maritimes, SE France)
  • Characteristics of landslides related to various rock types in Korea
  • Two approaches to identifying the slip zones of loess landslides and related issues
  • Testing study on the strength and deformation characteristics of soil in loess landslides
  • Failure mechanism of slipping zone soil of the Qiangjiangping landslide in the Three Gorges reservoir area: A study based on Dead Load test
  • Post-failure movements of a large slow rock slide in schist near Pos Selim, Malaysia
  • Characteristics of rock failure in metamorphic rock areas, Korea
  • Shape and size effects of gravel grains on the shear behavior of sandy soils
  • Nonlinear failure envelope of a nonplastic compacted silty-sand
  • An investigation of a structurally-controlled rock cut instability at a metro station shaft in Esfahan, Iran
  • Yield acceleration of soil slopes with nonlinear strength envelope
  • Evaluation of rockfall hazards along part of Karaj-Chaloos road, Iran
  • Coupled effect of pluviometric regime and soil properties on hydraulic boundary conditions and on slope stability
  • Mechanical characters of relaxing zone of slopes due to excavation
  • Deformation characteristics and stability evaluation of Ganhaizi landslide in the Dadu River
  • Landslide-prone towns in Daunia (Italy): PS interferometry-based investigation
  • Basic types and active characteristics of loess landslide in China
  • Investigation of a landslide using borehole shear test and ring shear test
  • The importance of geological and geotechnical investigations of landslides occurred at dam reservoirs: Case studies from the Havuzlu and Demirkent landslides (Artvin Dam, Turkey)
  • An innovative approach combining geological mapping and drilling process monitoring for quantitative assessment of natural terrain hazards
  • Types of cutslope failures along Shiyan-Manchuanguan expressway through the Liangyun fracture, Hubei Province

Advances in analytical methods, modeling and prediction of slope behavior

  • Probability limit equilibrium and distinct element modeling of jointed rock slope at northern abutment of Gotvand dam, Iran
  • Rock block sliding analysis of a highway slope in Portugal
  • Contribution to the safety evaluation of slopes using long term observation results
  • Delimitation of safety zones by finite element analysis
  • Laboratory and numerical modelling of the lateral spreading process involving the Orvieto hill (Italy)
  • Albano Lake coastal rock slide (Roma, Italy): Geological constraints and numerical modelling
  • Superposition principle for stability analysis of reinforced slopes and its FE validation
  • Soil suction modelling in weathered gneiss affected by landsliding
  • Modelling the transient groundwater regime for the displacements analysis of slow-moving active landslides
  • Numerical modelling of the thermo-mechanical behaviour of soils in catastrophic landslides
  • Some notes on the upper-bound and Sarma’s methods with inclined slices for stability analysis
  • Slope stability analysis using graphic acquisitions and spreadsheets
  • Efficient evaluation of slope stability reliability subject to soil parameter uncertainties using importance sampling
  • Prediction of the flow-like movements of Tessina landslide by SPH model
  • Applications of the strength reduction finite element method to a gravity dam stability analysis
  • Study on deformation parameter reduction technique for the strength reduction finite element method
  • Stability and movement analyses of slopes using Generalized Limit Equilibrium Method
  • Long-term deformation prediction of Tianhuangpin ‘‘3.29’’ landslide based on neural network with annealing simulation method
  • New models linking piezometric levels and displacements in a landslide
  • 3D slope stability analysis of Rockfill dam in U-shape valley
  • 3-D finite element analysis of landslide prevention piles
  • Integrated intelligent method for displacement predication of landslide
  • A new approach to in situ characterization of rock slope discontinuities: the ‘‘High-Pulse Poroelasticity Protocol’’ (HPPP)
  • Fuzzy prediction and analysis of landslides
  • LPC methodology as a tool to create real time cartography of the gravitational hazard: Application in the municipality of Menton (Maritimes Alps, France)
  • Back-analyses of a large-scale slope model failure caused by a sudden drawdown of water level
  • Effect of Guangxi Longtan reservoir on the stability of landslide at Badu station of Nankun railway
  • Application of SSRM in stability analysis of subgrade embankments over sloped weak ground with FLAC3D
  • Strength parameters from back analysis of slips in two-layer slopes
  • Development characteristics and mechanism of the Lianhua Temple landslide, Huaxian county, China
  • Modeling landslide triggering in layered soils
  • Numerical modeling of debris flow kinematics using discrete element method combined with GIS
  • Three dimensional simulation of landslide motion and the determination of geotechnical parameters
  • Stability analysis and stabilized works of dip bedded rock slopes
  • A GIS-supported logistic regression model applied in regional slope stability evaluation
  • The stability analysis for FaNai landslide in Lubuge hydropower station
  • Numerical analysis of slope stability influenced by varying water conditions in the reservoir area of the Three Gorges, China
  • A numerical study of interaction between rock bolt and rock mass
  • Macroscopic effects of rock slopes before and after grouting of joint planes
  • Two-and three-dimensional analysis of a fossil landslide with FLAC
  • Application of the coupled thin-layer element in forecasting the behaviors of landslide with weak intercalated layers
  • Numerical modelling of a rock avalanche laboratory experiment in the framework of the ‘‘Rockslidetec’’ alpine project
  • Three-dimensional slope stability analysis by means of limit equilibrium method
  • Embankment basal stability analysis using shear strength reduction finite element method
  • Back analysis based on SOM-RST system
  • Temporal prediction in landslides – Understanding the Saito effect
  • 3D landslide run out modelling using the Particle Flow Code PFC3D
  • Double-row anti-sliding piles: Analysis based on a spatial framework structure
  • Centrifuge modeling of rainfall-induced failure process of soil slope
  • A GIS-based method for predicting the location, magnitude and occurrence time of landslides using a three-dimensional deterministic model
  • Application of a rockfall hazard rating system in rock slope cuts along a mountain road of South Western Saudi Arabia
  • Model tests of collapse of unsaturated slopes in rainfall
  • Calibration of a rheological model for debris flow hazard mitigation in the Campania region
  • Optical fiber sensing technology used in landslide monitoring
  • Finite element analysis of flow failure of Tailings dam and embankments
  • Landslide model test to investigate the spreading range of debris according to rainfall intensity
  • Occurrence mechanism of rockslide at the time of the Chuetsu earthquake in 2004 – A dynamic response analysis by using a simple cyclic loading model
  • Analysis for progressive failure of the Senise landslide based on Cosserat continuum model
  • Large-scale deformation of the La Clapière landslide and its numerical modeling (S.-E. de Tinée, France)
  • A novel complex valued neuron model for landslide assessment
  • Prediction of slope behavior for deforming railway embankments
  • Finite element simulation for the collapse of a dip slope during 2004 Mid Niigata Prefecture earthquake in Japan
  • Sensitivity of stability parameters for soil slopes: An analysis based on the shear strength reduction method
  • Back analysis of unsaturated parameters and numerical seepage simulation of the Shuping landslide in Three Gorges reservoir area
  • Slope failure criterion: A modification based on strength reduction technique
  • Unsaturated seepage analysis for a reservoir landslide during impounding
  • A simple compaction control method for slope construction
  • Numerical analysis of soil-arch effect of anti-slide piles
  • Determination of the critical slip surface based on stress distributions from FEM
  • Effect of drainage facilities using 3D seepage flow analysis reflecting hydro-geological structure with aspect cracks in a landslide – Example of analysis in OODAIRA Landslide area
  • Back analysis of soil parameters: A case study on monitored displacement of foundation pits
  • 3D finite element analysis on progressive failure of slope due to rainfall
  • Block-group method for rock slope stability analysis
  • Quantitative study on the classification of unloading zones of high slope
  • Investigations on the accuracy of the simplified Bishop method

Author index


Landslide mechanism, monitoring and warning

  • GIS-based landslide susceptibility mapping in the Three Gorges area – Comparisons of mapping results obtained by two methods: Analytical hierarchy process and logistic regression
  • Importance of study of creep sliding mechanism to prevention and treatment of reservoir landslide
  • Stability prediction of landsides before and after impoundment for Lijiaxia hydropower station
  • The technical concept within the Integrative Landslide Early Warning System (ILEWS)
  • The Åknes rockslide: Monitoring, threshold values and early-warning
  • DInSAR techniques for monitoring slow-moving landslides
  • Multitemporal DInSAR data and damages to facilities as indicators for the activity of slow-moving landslides
  • The Serre La Voute Landslide (North-West Italy): Results from ten years of monitoring
  • Onset of rockslide by the peak-residual strength drop
  • Analysis of mechanism of the K31 landslide of Changzhi-Jincheng express highway
  • A plane-torsion rockslide with a locked flank: A case study
  • Monitoring of natural thermal strains using hollow cylinder strain cells: The case of a large rock slope prone to rockfalls
  • Landslide hazards mapping and permafrost slope InSAR monitoring, Mackenzie Valley, Northwest Territories, Canada
  • Advanced monitoring criteria for precocious alerting of rainfall-induced flowslides
  • Investigation of slope failure mechanisms caused by discontinuous large scale geological structures at the Cadia Hill Open Pit
  • Two approaches for public landslide awareness in the United States – U.S. geological survey warning systems and a landslide film documentary
  • Formation and mechanical analysis of Tiantai landslide of Xuanhan county, Sichuan province
  • Development of wireless sensor node for landslide detection
  • Redox condition and landslide development
  • Prepa displacement mechanism and its treatment measures for Hancheng landslide
  • Investigation of the stability of colluvial landslide deposits
  • Choice of surveying methods for landslides monitoring
  • No. 1 landslide on the eastern approach road to ErLang Mountain tunnel: Inference factors and controlling measures
  • Estimation of landslide load on multi-tier pile constructions with the help of a combined method
  • The use of PSInSAR™ data in landslide detection and monitoring: The example of the Piemonte region (Northern Italy)
  • Fill slopes: Stability assessment based on monitoring during both heavy rainfall and earthquake motion
  • The mechanism of movement of mud flows in loess soils, successful and unsuccessful cases of forecast
  • Influence of fine soil particles on excess of basal pore-fluid pressure generation in granular mass flows
  • An early warning system to predict flowslides in pyroclastic deposits
  • Monitoring and modeling of slope movement on rock cliffs prior to failure
  • Active tectonic control of a large landslide: Results from Panagopoula landslide multi parametric analyses
  • A warning system using chemical sensors and telecommunication technologies to protect railroad operation from landslide disaster
  • Distributive monitoring of the slope engineering
  • Observational method in the design of high cutting slope around bridge
  • Ultrasonic monitoring of lab-scaled underwater landslides
  • Interaction between landslides and man-made works
  • Desiccation fissuring induced failure mechanisms for clay levees
  • Stability analysis by strength reduction finite element method and monitoring of unstable slope during reinforcement
  • Displacement monitoring on Shuping landslide in the Three Gorges Dam Reservoir area, China from August 2004 to July 2007
  • Deformation mechanism and prevention measure for strongly expansive soft-rock slope in the Yanji basin
  • Twenty years of safety monitoring for the landslide of Hancheng PowerStation
  • A time-spatial deterministic approach to assessment of rainfall-induced shallow landslide
  • Introduction of web-based remote-monitoring system and its application to landslide disaster prevention
  • Deformation mechanism for the front slope of the left bank deposits in Xiluodu hydro-electrical power station, China
  • Monitoring of soil nailed slopes and dams using innovative technologies
  • Application of multi-antenna GPS technique in the stability monitoring of roadside slopes
  • Influences of earthquake motion on slopes in a hilly area during the Mid-Niigata Prefecture Earthquake, 2004
  • The 1783 Scilla rock-avalanche (Calabria, southern Italy)
  • Self-excitation process due to local seismic amplification and earthquake-induced reactivations of large landslides
  • Geological constraints to the urban shape evolution of Ariano Irpino (Avellino province, Italy)
  • Landslide zones and their relation with seismoactive fault systems in Azerbaijan, Iran
  • Ground movements caused by lateral spread during an earthquake
  • 2-D analysis of slope stability of an infinite slope during earthquake
  • High-cutting slopes at Qingshuichuan electric power plant in the North of Shaanxi: Deformation and failure modes and treatment scheme
  • GIS-based real time prediction of Arias intensity and earthquake-induced landslide hazards in Alborz and Central Iran
  • Geomorphology of old earthquake-induced landslides in southeastern Sicily
  • Coseismic movement of an active landslide resulting from the Mid-Niigata Prefecture Earthquake, Japan
  • Characteristics of large rock avalanches triggered by the November 3, 2002 Denali Fault earthquake, Alaska, USA
  • FE analysis of performance of the Lower and Upper San Fernando Dams under the 1971 San Fernando earthquake
  • Reduction of the stability of pre-existing landslides during earthquake
  • Probabilistic hazard mapping of earthquake-induced landslides
  • Investigation on stability of landfill slopes in seismically active regions in Central Asia
  • Mechanism for loess seismic landslides in Northwest China
  • Evaluation of the landslide potential in Chahr Chay dam reservoir slopes
  • Effect of well pumping on groundwater level and slope stability in the Taiwan
  • Woo-Wan-Chai landslide area
  • Case study: Embankment failure of Cable-Ski Lake development in Cairns
  • Analysis method for slope stability under rainfall action
  • Hydrological modelling of the Vallcebre landslide
  • Landslides in stiff clay slopes along the Adriatic coast (Central Italy)
  • Research on the effect of atomized rain on underground water distribution in Dayantang landslide
  • Landslide hydrogeological susceptibility in the Crati Valley (Italy)
  • Sustainable landslide stabilisation using deep wells installed with siphon drains and electro-pneumatic pumps
  • Biological and engineering impacts of climate on slopes – learning from full-scale
  • Some attributes of road-slope failure caused by typhoons
  • A small rock avalanche in toppled schist, Lake Wanaka, New Zealand
  • NRCS-based groundwater level analysis of sloping ground
  • A numerical case study on load developments along soil nails installed in cut slope subjected to high groundwater table
  • Landslides at active construction sites in Hong Kong
  • Landslide ‘‘Granice’’ in Zagreb (Croatia)
  • Improvement of subsurface drainage provisions for recompacted soil fill slopes in Hong Kong
  • Biotechnical slope stabilization and using Spyder Hoe to control steep slope failure
  • Rapid landslides threatening roads: Three case histories of risk mitigation in the Umbria region of Central Italy
  • Assessment of the slope stabilisation measures at the Cadas Pangeran road section, Sumedang, West Java
  • Analysis of control factors on landslides in the Taiwan area
  • Inclined free face riverbank collapse by river scouring
  • Drainage control and slope stability at an open pit mine: A GIS-based hydrological modeling
  • Assessment of regional rainfall-induced landslides using 3S-based hydro-geological model
  • Investigation of a landslide along a natural gas pipeline (Karacabey-Turkey)
  • Influence of extreme rainfall on the stability of spoil heaps
  • Behavior of expansive soil slope reinforced with geo-grids
  • Geotechnical properties for a rainstorm-triggered landslide in Kisawa village, Tokushima Prefecture, Japan
  • Yigong rock avalanche-flow landslide event, Tibet, China
  • Key issues of emergency measures and comprehensive remediation projects to control the Danba landslide, Sichuan province, China
  • Enhanced slope seepage resulting from localized torrential precipitation during aflood discharge event at the Nuozhadu hydroelectric station
  • An issue in conventional approach for drainage design on slopes in mountainous regions
  • Analysis of geo-hazards caused by climate changes

Slope stabilization and protection

  • Back experience of deep drainage for landslide stabilization through lines of siphon drains and electro-pneumatics drains: A French railway slope stabilization example
  • Experimental geo-synthetic-reinforced segmental wall as bridge abutment
  • Rock slope stability analysis for a slope in the vicinity of take-off yard of Karun-3 Dam
  • Stabilization of a large paleo-landslide reactivated because of the works to install a new ski lift in Formigal skiing resort
  • A case study on rainfall infiltration effect on the stability of two slopes
  • Consolidation mechanism of fully grouted anchor bolts
  • Stability analysis for cut slopes reinforced by an earth retention system by considering the reinforcement stages
  • Landslide stabilization for residential development
  • Influence of load transfer on anchored slope stability
  • Review of slope surface drainage with reference to landslide studies and current practice in Hong Kong
  • Analysis of dynamic stability about prestressed anchor retaining structure
  • Safety analysis of high engineering slopes along the west approach road of ZheGu mountain tunnel
  • Landslide stabilizing piles: A design based on the results of slope failure back analysis
  • Landslides on the left abutment and engineering measures for Manwan Hydropower Project
  • Factors resulting in the instability of a 57.5 m high cut slope
  • Orthogonal analysis and applications on anchorage parameters of rock slopes
  • Waste rock dump slope stability for a gold mine in California
  • Properties of the high rock slope of Hongjiadu Hydropower Project and its engineering treatment measures
  • Typical harbor bank slopes in the Three Gorges reservoir: Landslide and collapse and their stability control
  • Weighting predisposing factors for shallow slides susceptibility assessment on the regional scale
  • Analyses of mechanism of landslides in Tongchuan-Huangling highway
  • Treatments of Loess-Bedrock landslides at Chuankou in Tongchuan-Huangling expressway
  • Types, characteristics and application conditions of anti-slide retaining structures
  • The stabilization of the huge alluvial deposit on the left bank and the high rock slope on the right bank of the XiaoWan Hydropower Project  

Risk assessment and management

  • Malaysian National Slope Master Plan – Challenges to producing an effective plan
  • Spatial landslide risk assessment in Guantánamo province, Cuba
  • Landslide risk management: Experiences in the metropolitan area
  • of Recife – Pernambuco, Brazil
  • Societal risk due to landslides in the Campania region (Southern Italy)
  • Landslide risk in the San Francisco Bay region
  • A first attempt to extend a subaerial landslide susceptibility analysis to submerged slopes: The case of the Albano Lake (Rome, Italy)
  • Landslide susceptibility zonation of the Qazvin-Rasht-Anzali railway track, North Iran
  • Assessment of landslide hazard of a cut-slope using linear regression analysis
  • Global monitoring strategy applied to ground failure hazards
  • Regional slope stability zonation based on the factor overlapping method
  • Landslide hazard and risk assessment in the areas of dams and reservoirs of Serbia
  • The evaluation of failure probability for rock slope based on fuzzy set theory and Monte Carlo simulation
  • Macro-zoning of areas susceptible to flowslide in pyroclastic soils in the Campania region
  • Zoning methods for landslide hazard degree
  • A proposal for a reliability rating system for fluvial flood defence embankments in the United Kingdom
  • Simplified risk analysis chart to prevent slope failure of highway embankment on soft Bangkok clays
  • Determining landslide susceptibility along natural gas pipelines in Northwest Oregon, USA
  • Landslide susceptibility assessment using fuzzy logic
  • Prediction of the spatiotemporal distribution of landslides: Integrated landslide susceptibility
  • zoning techniques and real-time satellite rainfall
  • Entropy based typical landslide hazard degree assessment in Three Gorges
  • The optimal hydraulic cross-section design of the ‘‘Trapezoid-V’’ shaped drainage canal of debris flow
  • Practice of establishing China’s Geo-Hazard Survey Information System
  • A XML-supported database for landslides and engineered slopes related to China’s water resources development

Landslide and engineered slopes in China

  • Failure and treatment technique of a canal in expansive soil in South to North Water Diversion project
  • High slope engineering for Three Gorges ship locks
  • Large-scale landslides in China: Case studies
  • Early warning for Geo-Hazards based on the weather condition in China
  • Slope engineering in railway and highway construction in China
  • Mining slope engineering in China
  • Structure and failure patterns of engineered slopes at the Three Gorges reservoir
  • Slope engineering in hydropower projects in China
  • A thunder at the beginning of the 21st century – The giant Yigong Landslide

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