Failure Analysis Of Excavated Slopes in Laterite Soils

Sabhahit, N and Rao, Asha Udaya (2004) Failure Analysis Of Excavated Slopes in Laterite Soils. In: Proceedings of the International Symposium on Lowland Technology, September 2004 .

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The west coast region of Karnataka lies between Sahyadri range on1he east: and 1he Arabian sea on the west. The topology of the area is undualated and a lot of cutting and filling are encountered during the implementation of the civil Engineering projectss, such as Konkan railway project, Varahi canal project etc. Laterite formations in this area consist of top hardened vesicular layer that is highly porous, followed by lithomargic clay 1ayer over the weathered residual soil and parent rock. Though the cuttings in this region are stabilized with several geotechnical methods, they have faiIed due to several reasons. In this paper the failure of slopes at two different sites are investigated. The characteristics of failure pattern of the excavated slopes are identified and discussed.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: Engineering > MIT Manipal > Civil Engineering
Depositing User: MIT Library
Date Deposited: 08 Sep 2011 06:18
Last Modified: 19 Mar 2013 09:53

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