Abstract

The paper examines behaviour of the soils from a landslide site in the Southern Apennines, demonstrating how the structure of the soil affects their strength, and that for such a complex, heterogeneous soil normalization of the data is necessary in order to identify the underlying patterns of behaviour. The changes to the structure caused by the remoulding of the soil within the landslide are also examined, and the effects that this has on the behaviour of the soils identified. Landsliding was found to modify the macro-structure of the clays, which in this case study made them stronger, but the water contents of the soils were not altered.

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