oa Civil Engineering = Siviele Ingenieurswese - Discussion on: significance of the probability of failure in slope engineering
|Article Title||Discussion on: significance of the probability of failure in slope engineering|
|© Publisher:||South African Institution Of Civil Engineering (SAICE)|
|Journal||Civil Engineering = Siviele Ingenieurswese|
|Affiliations||1 Steffen, Robertson and Kirsten Inc.|
|Publication Date||Jun 1983|
|Pages||317 - 332|
|Keyword(s)||Mine tailings, Rock slopes, Slope engineering, Slope failure and Soils|
A qualitative and empirical scale of the significance of the probability of failure in slopes, based on published case studies, is presented. The suitability of the scale is illustrated in tenns of examples on soil, mine tailings and rock slopes. It is further illustrated that the peak strength parameters obtained in the usual way for soil and rock slopes are sufficiently reliable to calculate the probability of failure.
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