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NHESS | Articles | Volume 20, issue 11
Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 20, 2921–2935, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/nhess-20-2921-2020
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Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 20, 2921–2935, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/nhess-20-2921-2020
© Author(s) 2020. This work is distributed under
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Research article 05 Nov 2020

Research article | 05 Nov 2020

Stability evaluation and potential failure process of rock slopes characterized by non-persistent fractures

Wen Zhang et al.

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Slope failure is extremely common in mountainous areas. Therefore, the stability and potential failure of slopes must be analysed accurately. For most fractured rock slopes, the aforementioned analyses are considerably challenging. This study aims to propose a comprehensive approach that combines three well-established methods to conduct the aformentioned analyses. Finally, the critical slip surface, factor of safety, and accumulation distance are selected for safety assurance in slope analysis.
Slope failure is extremely common in mountainous areas. Therefore, the stability and potential...
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