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(Article of periodic en Anglais - 1998)

Document title

Mechanism of failure and slope development in rock masses

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

KIMBER O.G. ; ALLISON R.J. ; COX N.J. ;

Abstract

This paper examines the mechanisms of failure in jointed rock slopes. The Universal Distinct Element Code (UDEC) has been employed in this study to examine associations between rock-mass geotechnical properties, the processes operating at and close to the surface of the Earth, slope morphology and development. Particular attention has been paid to the control of the geometrical distribution of discontinuities in a rock mass and the factors that delimit particular types of failure, such as topples and slides. After a theoretical modelling exercise, real-world rock slopes were studied from the Portland Limestone outcrop of the Isle of Purbeck, England

Source

Article of periodic

published at : Transactions - Institute of British Geographers / ISSN 0020-2754 / CODEN IBGTAE

Editor : Institute of British Geographers, London - ROYAUME-UNI (1965)

Millesime : 1998, vol. 23, no3 [pp. 353-370]

Bibliographic references : 3 p.

Collation : Illustration ;

Language

Anglais

INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 3702

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