(Article of periodic en Anglais - 1997)

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The slab-failure of a cliff composed of granular assemblies due to downcutting: a laboratory approach

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The mechanism for instability of a cliff made of soil mass due to downcutting was examined through an experiment using a new apparatus having no side walls. The cliff is made by piling an assembly of wetting aluminium rods. The following points can be concluded: 1) shearing failure occurs just after a tension crack develops in association with increasing cliff height; 2) the critical height of a cliff increases with increasing cohesion of the cliff material; 3) the encroachment distance is always smaller than the critical cliff height


Article of periodic

published at : Science reports of the Institute of Geoscience, University of Tsukuba. Section A : Geographical sciences / ISSN 0388-6174

Editor : University of Tsukuba, Institute of Geoscience, Tsukuba - JAPON (1980- 2005)

Millesime : 1997, no18 [pp. 57-63]

Bibliographic references : 12 ref.

Collation : Illustration ;




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