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Geotechnical Engineering Fundamentals: Slope Stability

1.5 Professional Development Hours


This webinar is part of a three-part Web Series: Geotechnical Engineering Fundamentals.

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After participating in this webinar, you will be able to:

  • Understand the forces and activities that provoke slope failures
  • Understand the factors controlling stability of slopes.
  • Estimate the stability of slopes.
  • Appreciate the roe of different slope stabilization techniques in slope stability.

Many geotechnical structures (e.g., dams, levees, highways, canals and excavations) are constructed by sloping the lateral faces of the soil, as building slopes is generally less expensive than constructing walls. Failure of natural slopes (landslides) and man-made slopes have resulted in loss of life, destruction, economic losses, and environmental damage. This lecture aims at understanding the mechanisms controlling the stability of slopes, analyzing the strength of slopes against any potential failure, and developing stabilization techniques to stabilize unstable slopes.

All key concepts will be explained and emphasis will be placed on the practical application of the information provided.

Course Contents

  • Shear strength of soils
  • Factors controlling slope instability
  • Slope stability analysis (hand calculation and available programs)
  • Slope stabilization techniques

Who Should Attend
Those who deal with construction related geotechnical engineering issues or need to build background on slope stability analyses and design including:

  • Civil, environmental and transportation engineers/technicians

Geologists, city and public works officials/planners

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