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This book is an engineering guide for design of slopes and stabilisation works in rocks and residual soils. It is tailored to the needs of practising geotechnical engineers and engineering geologists. Engineering and engineering geology students will find it quite useful and a practical course guide. It can be used as textbook in courses on landslides and slope stabilisation. The purpose of this book is to present a concise documentation on how to design slopes and how to select a slope stabilisation method. The authors are scholars and professional engineers with many years of international experience in slope stabilization works in South and Central America and the Far East.
Mass movements.- Site investigation.- Soil slope stability.- Rock slope stability.- Selection of stabilisation design.- Drainage and surface protection.- Retaining walls.- Geosynthetics.- Anchors, bolts and nails.- Tieback walls.- Soil nailing.- Stabilisation of rock slopes.- Shotcrete.- Structural design of tiebacks.- Instrumentation.
From the reviews: "Ortigao ! edited and contributed to this book aimed at practicing geotechnical engineers and engineering geologists working on landslides and slope stabilization in tropical environments. ! this handbook is best described as a manual or guide on how to design ! . The book includes a comprehensive index, references, calculations, data, and is well illustrated with diagrams, charts, figures, and photographs. ! Summing Up: Recommended. Civil engineering collections; graduate students through professionals." (I.D. Gordon, CHOICE, Vol. 42 (3), November, 2004) "There are 16 chapters, including the introduction, each tackling a different aspect of slope stabilisation works. ! In summary, this book provides a helpful review of slope stabilisation techniques, and geotechnical engineers working with rocks and residual soils in tropical regions will find it useful." (R. J. Chandler, Geotechnique, Vol. 55 (6), 2005) "The Handbook of Slope Stabilisation is a compendium of chapters written by a group of 8 notable Brazilian geotechnical specialists. ! Above all, it is illustrated with colour, particularly towards the front of the book. ! I found this to be fascinating, practical and useful book, which I recommend to other geotechnical specialists dealing with slope instability. ! students of the geotechnical sciences studying in, or contemplating working in, the tropics will want this book as one of their course texts." (Eddie Bromhead, Quarterly Journal of Engineering Geology and Hydrogeology, Issue 38, 2005) "The purpose of the book is to present a concise documentation on design of slopes and selection of a slope stabilization method. ! This book would be of interest as a reference in engineering schools, at university level, and to administrators facing slope stability problems in their areas of responsibility. It is a fine publication and much needed." (Philip E. LaMoreaux, Environmental Geology, Vol. 52, 2007)