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.
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 […]
The Minnesota Department of Transportation has released a technical brief that determines effective methods for stabilizing damaged roadway slopes. These methods could be used for local non-geotechnical engineers (ie. maintenance personnel) to identify the type […]