This paper shows the use of in situ dilatometer (DMT) testing in the analysis of the stability of clay slopes. In particular, a method is presented for detecting slip surfaces in overconsolidated (OC) clay slopes based on the inspection of the profiles of the horizontal stress index (Kd) from DMT. A number of case histories are presented where the slip surfaces signaled by the DMT-Kd method were confirmed by inclinometer measurements. The method provides a fast response in locating the position of active or quiescent slip surfaces.
|Titolo:||Use of in-situ flat dilatometer (DMT) for ground characterization in the stability analysis of slopes|
TOTANI, Gianfranco (Corresponding)
|Data di pubblicazione:||1997|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||4.1 Contributo in Atti di convegno|