(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2014)

Document title

Study on mechanism of retrogressive slope failure using artificial rainfall

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

REGMI R.K. (1) ; JUNG K. (2) ; NAKAGAWA H. (3) ; KANG J. (1) ;
(1) International Water Resources Research Inst., Chungnam National Univ., Daejeon, COREE, REPUBLIQUE DE
(2) Dept. of Civil Engineering, Chungnam National Univ., Daejeon, COREE, REPUBLIQUE DE
(3) Disaster Prevention Research Inst., Univ., Kyoto, JAPON


The experiments, using medium-grained silica sand in a rectangular flume, consisted of detailed observations of failure process consisting series of failures successively, with particular emphasis on the time of failure; shape, size and position of the slip surface; and final shape of the model slope after down-slope displacement of the failure masses. Moisture profiles at different points within the model slope soil domain and the profile of surface-water forefront were also reported. It is highlighted that initial failure is not always necessary from the region near the toe of the slope. This study also noticed a strong correlation between rainfall intensity, sliding initiation time, and sliding head. Failure initiating near the toe propagates an unstable zone toward up-slope. Failure initiating toward the head reach may propagate down-slope and then up-slope


Article of periodic

published at : Catena / ISSN 0341-8162

Editor : Catena, Cremlingen-Destedt - ALLEMAGNE (1973)

Millesime : 2014, no122 [pp. 27-41]

Bibliographic references : 32 ref.

Collation : 21 fig., 4 tabl.



INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 16767

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