CHASM is an integrated slope hydrology/slope stability software package. The software has been written to assist in the estimation of controls on slope stability and to be of value to a wide range of potential users ranging from pre-site investigation engineering applications to evaluations concerned with the impact of bioengineering on slope stability.
The much anticipated LRFD update to the MSE Wall and Reinforced Soil Slope Manual is now available for download from the FHWA’s website. The full title of the document is Design of Mechanically Stabilized Earth Walls and Reinforced Soil Slopes and it was authored by Ryan R. Berg, P.E.; Barry R. Christopher, Ph.D., P.E. and Naresh C. Samtani, Ph.D., P.E. Find the abstract and download link below. As time permits, I’ll try to post more about some of the changes in this important geotechnical publication.