Freshly updated and extended version of Slope Analysis (Chowdhury, Elsevier, 1978). This reference book gives a complete overview of the developments in slope engineering in the last 30 years. Its multi-disciplinary, critical approach and the chapters devoted to seismic effects and probabilistic approaches and reliability analyses, reflect the distinctive style of the original.
Subjects discussed are: the understanding of slope performance, mechanisms of instability, requirements for modeling and analysis, and new techniques for observation and modeling. Special attention is paid to the relation with the increasing frequency and consequences of natural and man-made hazards. Strategies and methods for assessing landslide susceptibility, hazard and risk are also explored. Moreover, the relevance of geotechnical analysis of slopes in the context of climate change scenarios is discussed. All theory is supported by numerous examples.
A CD-ROM with software and bonus material is included in the back of the book. Intended for researchers, consultants, practioners and senior students in civil, mining and geological engineering.
An easy to read and comprehensive coverage of the subject matter. The brief examples and case studies are very helpful and facilitate teaching in schools, in short course and self-learning by practitioners. It moreover addresses a variety of common questions readers could have concering slope analysis. A little voluminous, it could still be used as a textbook; for sure its comprehensive coverage makes it work very well as a reference. Prof. Wilson H. Tang, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology The authors should be congratulated for compiling the information on the subject matter in an extremely meticulous manner ... I certainly recommend this book as a reference for all those associated with the geotechnical engineering profession. Its strength is the discussion on earthquake effects, probabilistic approaches and reliability analysis, and the choice between various methods of analysis. Prof. Devendra Narain Singh, Indian Inst. of Technology, Mumbai, India I have yet to see a book that excels the range and depth of the new arrival-Geotechnical Slope Analysis. Upon a quick scan, I have failed to find a topic which is not covered and that kind of coverage makes the book almost a single window outlet for the whole range of readership from students to experts and from theoreticians to practicing engineers. At least three things standout upon a second scan. Good teachers will find enough ammunition in this book to teach better. Poor teachers will improve upon their teaching, and those who are unaware of the multi-dimensional aspects of geotechnical concepts and content in slope engineering will find the right road. I would like to see a stronger bond between macro-geomorphology, engineering geology and slope analysis in the next edition. Prof. R.K.Bhandari, New Delhi, India "The experience of the authors, drawing on research over many years, has resulted in an essential volume on theory and pracice, of value to both researchers and practising geotechnical engineers involved with studies of slopes and their mechanicsms of failure." Dr Robin McInnes OBE FICE FGS FRSA
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