Slope Failure

Author(s): 
Alejo Sfriso
Category: 
Geotechnical

A 80000 m2, 3.5 m high embankment for a container yard was constructed on the right margin of the Paraná de las Palmas River in Zárate, Argentina. An aditional temporary embankment, 3.5 m high, was put on top of it to speed up the consolidation process of underlaying soft Postpampeano clays and Read more... about Slope failure at the Paraná shoreline, Argentina

Author(s): 
Graham Howell, Anton Kirsten
Category: 
Geotechnical

It is well known that low strength natural materials under foundations and in slopes can cause bearing capacity and slope failures. With the increased use of manufactured materials such as HDPE liners and geotextiles, similar conditions can inadvertently be built into the structure. These Read more... about Interface Shear: The Significance in Geotechnical Structures

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