(Article of periodic en Anglais - 1997)

Document title

The mechanics of deep-seated landslides

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

(1) Dep. Geology, Univ., Portsmouth, ROYAUME-UNI


Results are presented of a sequence of labory tests on London Clay undertaken to elucidate the behaviour of deep-seated landslides. A number of tests were undertaken, the most significant focusing on the transition between ductile and brittle behaviour. The results identify in mudrocks a transitional phase of behaviour in which creep-like movement will manifest itself at the base of a deep-seated landslide as the growth of microcracks. The microcracks may eventually coalesce to form a shear surface, a consequence of which is likely to be sudden failure


Article of periodic

published at : Earth surface processes and landforms / ISSN 0197-9337 / CODEN ESPLDB

Editor : Wiley, Chichester - ROYAUME-UNI (1981)

Millesime : 1997, vol. 22, no8 [pp. 747-758]

Bibliographic references : 41 ref.

Collation : Illustration ;



INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 17355

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