1. bookVolume 21 (2015): Issue 4 (December 2015)
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Stability conditions of the Vistula Valley attained by a multivariate approach – a case study from the Warsaw Southern Ring Road

Published Online: 22 Jan 2016
Volume & Issue: Volume 21 (2015) - Issue 4 (December 2015)
Page range: 249 - 260
Received: 22 Jul 2015
Accepted: 02 Nov 2015
Journal Details
License
Format
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2080-6574
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24 Dec 2009
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3 times per year
Languages
English
Abstract

Localised landslide activity has been observed in the area of the plateau slope analysed, in the vicinity of the planned Warsaw Southern Ring Road. Using calculation models quantitative and qualitative evaluations of the impact of natural and anthropogenic load factors on slope stability (and hence, safety) are made. The present paper defines six stages of slope stability analysis, leading to an indication of optimum slope design in relation to the development planned. The proposed procedure produces a ranking of factors that affect slope stability. In the engineering geological conditions under consideration, the greatest factors impacting degradation and failure of slope stability are changes in soil strength due to local, periodic yielding and the presence of dynamic loads generated by intensification of road traffic. Calculation models were used to assess the impact of destabilisation factors and to obtain mutual equivalence with 3D-visualisation relations. Based on this methodology, various scenarios dedicated to specific engineering geological conditions can be developed and rapid stability evaluations of changing slope loads can be performed.

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