This paper evaluates the utilization/mobilization of shear strength on failure surfaces located at different depths and in extension to different stress fields based on the current state of practice. Superficial failure surfaces are distinguished from deep seated ones regarding the utilization of shear strength parameters. Practical recommendations following the differentiation of stress field are proposed in the way that different shear strength parameters should be selected for different types of failures. Finally the difficulties and pit falls in evaluating the stability of high slopes in such materials is presented in order to help practicing engineers. .
|Title of host publication||Engineering Geology for Society and Territory - Volume 2|
|Subtitle of host publication||Landslide Processes|
|Number of pages||5|
|State||Published - Jan 1 2015|
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© Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2015.
- Residual Shear Strength
- Stiff Fissured Clays
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Earth and Planetary Sciences (all)
- Environmental Science (all)