By R.F. Craig
This 7th variation of Soil Mechanics, extensively praised for its readability, intensity of clarification and vast assurance, offers the elemental rules of soil mechanics and illustrates how they are applied in useful events. labored examples through the booklet toughen the reasons and a number difficulties for the reader to unravel supply additional studying possibilities.
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2007. Simulating stress corrosion with a bonded-particle model for rock. Int. J. Rock Mech. Mining Sci. 44 (5), 677e691. , 1960. Recent development of mountain slopes in Ka¨rkevagge and surroundings, Northern Scandinavia. Geogr. Ann. 42 (2/3), 65e200. , 2010. Rock falls in the Mont Blanc Massif in 2007 and 2008. Landslides 7 (4), 493e501. , 2005. Characterizing structural and lithologic controls on deep-seated landsliding: implications for topographic relief and landscape evolution in the Oregon Coast Range, USA.
A) Relationship between relief and landslide abundance in terrain prone to deep-seated landsliding; (b) Strong correspondence between bedding orientation and the failure of landslides; (c) Moderately strong relationship between landslide abundance and the angle of bedding for sand-rich terrain prone to deep-seated landsliding (left) and a stronger relationship for weaker, silt-rich sedimentary rocks (right). Reproduced from Roering et al. (2005) with permission by the Geological Society of America.
The chapter closes with a review of risk management strategies as applied to bedrock mass movements. The individual components of the risk equation are presented along with examples of responses that could help reduce the calculated risk value. , 2007). They involve volumes, velocities, and Landslide Hazards, Risks, and Disasters. 00003-3 Copyright © 2015 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved. , 2012). Bedrock mass movements include very fast mechanisms ranging from small frequent rockfalls to large infrequent rock slides and rock avalanches, but can also occur as slower, continuous, or episodic deep-seated deformation of extensive slopes.