Geotechnical Engineering Fundamentals: Slope Stability
Jun 8, 2022 /
Course Code: 0608-WEB22
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.
- 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/plannersTime: 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM Eastern Time
Please note: You can check other time zones here.
Mohammad T. Rayhani, PhD., P. Eng., is an associate Professor of Geotechnical Engineering and Director of Geoengineering Research Group at Carleton University. He has over 20 years of industrial and research experience in the field of geotechnical and geo-environmental engineering, and has been involved in many engineering projects around the world in foundation design, landfill barrier systems, retaining walls, embankment dams and slope stability. His research mainly focuses on advanced foundation systems, soil and foundation improvement solutions for seismic resistant design, foundation design in permafrost, and geotechnical aspects of landfill design. He holds a Ph.D. degree in Geotechnical Engineering from the University of Western Ontario and he is the author of over 50 publications in different areas of geo-engineering. Dr. Rayhani is a member of CGS, OGG, ASCE, ISMFE, and a Registered Professional Engineer in the Province of Ontario.
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Fee & Credits
$112.5 + taxes
- 0.15 Continuing Education Units (CEUs)
- 1.5 Professional Development Hours (PDHs)
- ECAA Annual Professional Development Points
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