Slope Stability and Stabilization Methods

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Lee W. Abramson
John Wiley & Sons, 2002 - Technology & Engineering - 712 pages
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A major revision of the comprehensive text/reference

Written by world-leading geotechnical engineers who share almost 100 years of combined experience, Slope Stability and Stabilization, Second Edition assembles the background information, theory, analytical methods, design and construction approaches, and practical examples necessary to carry out a complete slope stability project.

Retaining the best features of the previous edition, this new book has been completely updated to address the latest trends and methodology in the field. Features include:

  • All-new chapters on shallow failures and stability of landfill slopes
  • New material on probabilistic stability analysis, cost analysis of stabilization alternatives, and state-of-the-art techniques in time-domain reflectometry to help engineers plan and model new designs
  • Tested and FHA-approved procedures for the geotechnical stage of highway, tunnel, and bridge projects
  • Sound guidance for geotechnical stage design and planning for virtually all types of construction projects

Slope Stability and Stabilization, Second Edition is filled with current and comprehensive information, making it one of the best resources available on the subject–and an essential reference for today’s and tomorrow’s professionals in geology, geotechnical engineering, soil science, and landscape architecture.

  

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Contents

GENERAL SLOPE STABILITY CONCEPTS
1
ENGINEERING GEOLOGY PRINCIPLES
56
GROUNDWATER CONDITIONS
102
GEOLOGIC SITE EXPLORATION
162
LABORATORY TESTING AND INTERPRETATION
242
SLOPE STABILITY CONCEPTS
329
SLOPE STABILIZATION METHODS
462
DESIGN CONSTRUCTION AND MAINTENANCE
604
SHALLOW FAILURES
643
Features
652
STABILITY OF LANDFILL SLOPES
669
INDEX
703
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LEE W. ABRAMSON, a vice president of Hatch Mott MacDonald, Inc., is the author of the Handbook on Ground Control and Improvement (Wiley).

THOMAS S. LEE is a senior professional associate with Parsons Brinckerhoff Quade & Douglas, Inc.

SUNIL SHARMA is a professor of civil engineering at the University of Idaho in Moscow, Idaho.

GLENN M. BOYCE is a senior professional associate with Parsons Brinckerhoff Quade & Douglas, Inc.

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