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C4 Rock slope stabilization

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G. J. Hearn
G. J. Hearn
URS Scott Wilson Ltd, Scott House, Alençon Link, Basingstoke, Hampshire RG21 7PP, UK (e-mail: gareth.hearn@scottwilson.com; garethhearn@talktalk.net)
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Published:
January 01, 2011

Abstract

The assessment of rock slope stability is dependent on whether stability is controlled by:

  • the strength of the intact rock (this relates predominantly to rock masses that are continuous, homogenous and isotropic); or

  • failure on discontinuities.

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Geological Society, London, Special Publications

Slope Engineering for Mountain Roads

Geological Society of London
Volume
24
ISBN electronic:
9781862393868
Publication date:
January 01, 2011

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