Comprehensive assessment of slope stability in residual soil slopes
Santoso, Vera Amalia
Leong, Eng Choon
Ng, Yew Song
Pang, Henry Tam Cheuk
Date of Issue2011
Environmental Geosciences and Engineering Survey for Territory Protection and Population Safety International Conference (2011 : Moscow, Russia),
School of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Building and Infrastructure Department, Housing and Development Board, Singapore
A brief overview of the principles of unsaturated soil mechanics for solving geotechnical problems is presented with field experiments to illustrate their applications in practice. Fully instrumented residual soil slopes of Bukit Timah Granite and sedimentary Jurong Formation in Singapore were studied. The differing characteristics of pore-water pressure responses, shear strength and factor of safety variation in these residual soil slopes during rainfall are discussed and compared.
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