GeoSlope International has a nice overview of the general limit equilibrium (GLE) method in their February 2007 newsletter available from their website. I personally always struggle to remember the difference between the various methods of slope stability analysis, such as Bishop’s method, Janbu’s method, GLE, Spencer’s and Morgensten-Price. This article has a couple of nice figures showing how they all relate to each other and what that means for the factor of safety.
One year ago in Logan, Utah, a landslide caused a portion of an irrigation canal to fail, resulting in a secondary mudslide. A mother and two children were killed in the slope failure. Portions of […]
A large landslide last week at Kennecott Utah’s Bingham Canyon copper mine has stopped poduction and could result in furloughs or layoffs. The landslide occured on April 10, 2013 at around 9:30 pm in the […]
The Washington State Department of Transportation has released a report that provides a reference for geotechnical engineers and hydrogeologists on designing horizontal drainage systems to improve slope stability. Here’s the report abstract: The presence of […]