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Infiltration effects on stability of a residual soil slope

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Infiltration effects on stability of a residual soil slope

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dc.contributor.author Gasmo, J. M.
dc.contributor.author Rahardjo, Harianto
dc.contributor.author Leong, Eng Choon
dc.date.accessioned 2011-12-09T07:23:38Z
dc.date.available 2011-12-09T07:23:38Z
dc.date.copyright 2000
dc.date.issued 2011-12-09
dc.identifier.citation Gasmo, J. M., Rahardjo, H. & Leong, E. C. (2000). Infiltration Effects on Stability of a Residual Soil Slope. Computer and Geotechnics, 26(2), 145–165.
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10220/7386
dc.description.abstract Many slope stability studies have indicated that the infiltration of rainwater into a slope decreases the stability of the slope. However, the difficulty of quantifying the effect of rainwater infiltration on slope stability still exists. It would be advantageous to know what percentage of rainfall enters a slope as infiltration and how much this infiltration decreases the stability of a slope. Numerical models were used to study how infiltration into a slope varied with respect to rainfall intensity and how this infiltration affected the stability of the slope. A numerical study revealed that the amount of infiltration was highest at the crest of a slope. A case study revealed that it was difficult to quantify the amount of infiltration occurring in a slope with the numerical model. The numerical model was, however, able to illustrate the effect of infiltration on slope stability through the combined use of seepage and slope stability analyses.
dc.language.iso en
dc.relation.ispartofseries Computer and geotechnics
dc.rights © 2000 Elsevier Ltd.
dc.subject DRNTU::Engineering::Civil engineering::Geotechnical.
dc.title Infiltration effects on stability of a residual soil slope
dc.type Journal Article
dc.contributor.school School of Civil and Environmental Engineering
dc.identifier.doi http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0266-352X(99)00035-X
dc.description.version Accepted version

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