THis new edition of this successful book has been thoroughly revised to take account of recent advances in our understanding of slope stability and instability.
The book begins with a consideration of slope stability processes, including the evolution of natural slopes. Thebehaviour of soil and rocks, and the flow of water through them, (which is of fundamental importance to their shear strength), are explained in considerable detail. The principles and techniques of stability analysis are covered in two separate chapters. From this basic theory the author develops practical design criteria for new slopes, discusses remedial measures for slope stabilization, and provides guidance on investigation of landslides. Computer programs to facilitate analysis and design are discussed where appropriate, and the book concludes with several carefully selected case histories, and design recommendations for man-made slopes.
1. An Introduction to Slope instability 2. Natural Slopes 3. Fundamental properties of soil and rocks 4. Measurement of shear strength 5. Principles of stability analysis 6. Techniques used in stability analysis 7. Water pressures in slopes 8. Remedial and corrective measures for slope stabilization 9. Investigation of landslides 10. Failures in earthwors: case histories 11. Failures in natural slopes: case histories 12. Design recommendations for man-made slopes