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<p>The Teleferik area of Santorini Volcanic Complex, is characterized by rockfall risk due to existing morphological, geological, geotechnical and geodynamic conditions. It is therefore considered a high risk area because of the huge number, in annual base, ...
Filed under: Rock Mechanics -  Rock Falls
Reference: Bulletin of the Geological Society of Greece, vol. XLVII 2013 Proceedings of the 13 th International Congress, Chania, Sept. 2013
Drained residual shear strength is applicable to slopes containing preexisting shear surfaces and preexisting landslides. Laboratory ring shear testing by various researchers suggest the possibility of strength gain along preexisting shear surfaces which had ...
Reference: Proceedings of Specialty Conf. GEO-FRONTIERS 2011, ASCE, Dallas, TX, March, 2011, pp. 3659-3668.
Back-analysis of a landslide is performed to estimate the mobilized shear strength of the problematic layer. Back-analysis can be an effective procedure for estimating the mobilized shear strength because it avoids the problems associated with laboratory and ...
Reference: Proceedings of International Conference on Geotechnical Engineering, Pakistan Geotechnical Engineering Society (PGES), Lahore, Pakistan, November, 2010, 159-166 p.
<p>This paper presents the design, construction and back analysis of the basement retaining wall of a major commercial development in Bogota, Colombia. The development consists of 4 eleven-story office towers, and 4 basements for car parking use, occupying ...
Reference: Geotechnical Aspects of Underground Construction in Soft Ground – Ng, Huang & Liu (eds), © 2009 Taylor & Francis Group, London
Rockfall risk analysis for mitigation action design requires evaluating the probability of rockfall events, the spatial probability and intensity of impacts on structures, their vulnerability, and the related expected costs for different scenarios. These tasks ...
Filed under: Rock Mechanics -  Rock Falls
Reference: Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 9, 1059–1073, 2009
<p>The present research focuses on the application of back-analysis techniques that are applicable to various conditions and are directly coupled with a widely available numerical program. Different methods are discussed and examples are given. The strength ...
Reference: Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, 2007
In this paper a slope stability monitoring system is described. It consists of displacement measurements by GPS, and a back analysis of measured data. The use of GPS has a great advantage, because of the fact that continuous displacement measurements with ...
Reference: The South African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy, International Symposium on Stability of Rock Slopes in Open Pit Mining and Civil Engineering
This paper describes within a case history that the appropriate factor of safety does not guarantee acceptable settlements of pile groups.
Reference: Report to UniSoft Ltd, 2002
<p>In 1984 an embankment instability occurred in a dike recently heightened in stages. After the instability an extensive research program has been set up to back analyze the settlements and the pore pressures measured during construction, focussing especially ...
Filed under: Soil Mechanics -  Earthworks
Reference: Beyond 2000 in Computational Geotechnics - 10 Years of Plaxis, Balkema, Rotterdam, 1999
The advantages and limitations of using a back analysis of slope failure to evaluate soil shear strength are discussed. A methodology is presented herein that allows the implied level of reliability associated with soil shear strength parameters back calculated ...
Reference: Soils and Foundations, Vol 39, No 5, 1999