Articles | Volume 20, issue 5
Research article
14 May 2020
Research article |  | 14 May 2020

Analysis of the instability conditions and failure mode of a special type of translational landslide using long-term monitoring data: a case study of the Wobaoshi landslide (in Bazhong, China)

Yimin Liu, Chenghu Wang, Guiyun Gao, Pu Wang, Zhengyang Hou, and Qisong Jiao

Related authors

Research and application of a flexible measuring array for deep displacement of landslides
Yang Li, Zhong Li, Qifeng Guo, Yimin Liu, and Daji Zhang
Geosci. Instrum. Method. Data Syst., 13, 97–105,,, 2024
Short summary
Research into using a fiber Bragg grating sensor group for three-dimensional in situ stress measurement
Yimin Liu, Zhengyang Hou, Hao Zhou, Guiyun Gao, Lu Yang, Pu Wang, and Peng Wang
Geosci. Instrum. Method. Data Syst., 11, 59–73,,, 2022
Short summary
Research and Application of an Inner Thrust Measurement System for Rock and Soil Masses based On OFDR
Yimin Liu, Chenghu Wang, Pu Wang, and Hao Zhou
Geosci. Instrum. Method. Data Syst. Discuss.,,, 2020
Preprint withdrawn
Short summary
Design and applications of drilling trajectory measurement instrumentation in an ultra-deep borehole based on a fiber-optic gyro
Yimin Liu, Chenghu Wang, Guangqiang Luo, and Weifeng Ji
Geosci. Instrum. Method. Data Syst., 9, 79–104,,, 2020
Short summary

Related subject area

Landslides and Debris Flows Hazards
Analysis of three-dimensional slope stability combined with rainfall and earthquake
Jiao Wang, Zhangxing Wang, Guanhua Sun, and Hongming Luo
Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 24, 1741–1756,,, 2024
Short summary
Assessing landslide damming susceptibility in Central Asia
Carlo Tacconi Stefanelli, William Frodella, Francesco Caleca, Zhanar Raimbekova, Ruslan Umaraliev, and Veronica Tofani
Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 24, 1697–1720,,, 2024
Short summary
Assessing locations susceptible to shallow landslide initiation during prolonged intense rainfall in the Lares, Utuado, and Naranjito municipalities of Puerto Rico
Rex L. Baum, Dianne L. Brien, Mark E. Reid, William H. Schulz, and Matthew J. Tello
Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 24, 1579–1605,,, 2024
Short summary
Evaluation of debris-flow building damage forecasts
Katherine R. Barnhart, Christopher R. Miller, Francis K. Rengers, and Jason W. Kean
Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 24, 1459–1483,,, 2024
Short summary
Characteristics of debris-flow-prone watersheds and debris-flow-triggering rainstorms following the Tadpole Fire, New Mexico, USA
Luke A. McGuire, Francis K. Rengers, Ann M. Youberg, Alexander N. Gorr, Olivia J. Hoch, Rebecca Beers, and Ryan Porter
Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 24, 1357–1379,,, 2024
Short summary

Cited articles

Ayalew, L., Yamagishi, H., Marui, H., and Kanno, T.: Landslides in Sado Island of Japan: Part I. Case studies, monitoring techniques and environmental considerations, Eng. Geol., 81, 419–431,, 2005. 
Barlow, J., Martin, Y., and Franklin, S. E.: Detecting translational landslide scars using segmentation of Landsat ETM+ and DEM data in the northern Cascade Mountains, British Columbia, Can. J. Remote Sens., 29, 510–517,, 2003. 
Bellanova, J., Calamita, G., Giocoli, A., Luongo, R., and Piscitelli, S.: Electrical resistivity imaging for the characterization of the Montaguto landslide (southern Italy), Eng. Geol., 243, 272–281,, 2018. 
CAGHP – China Association of Geological Hazard Prevention: Emergency Monitoring and Early Warning Technology Guide of Sudden Geological Disaster, T/CAGHP 023-2018, Beijing, China, 2018. 
Chen, L., Liu, Y., and Feng, X.: The investigation report of Wobaoshi landslide, Sanhui Town, Enyang District, Bazhong City, Open File Rep. 57-75, The Institute of Exploration Technology of CAGS, Chengdu, 2015. 
Short summary
We considered a translational landslide exhibiting an unusual morphology, i.e., the Wobaoshi landslide. The deformation and failure mode of the plate-shaped bodies were analyzed and investigated based on numerical simulations and calculations. The monitoring data and geomechanical model proved that the accumulated water pressure in cracks causes the plate-shaped bodies to creep. Therefore, these research findings are of reference significance for the rainfall-induced translational landslides.
Final-revised paper