Author(s): USACE
Publisher: USACE
Year: 2003
Links: PDF, USACE Publications
Subjects: Geotechnical, Slope stability
Size: 205 pages, 6.10 MB
EM-1110-2-1902 cover

This engineer manual provides guidance for analyzing the static stability of slopes of earth and rock-fill dams, slopes of other types of embankments, excavated slopes, and natural slopes in soil and soft rock. Methods for analysis of slope stability are described and are illustrated by examples in the appendixes. Criteria are presented for strength tests, analysis conditions, and factors of safety. The criteria in this EM are to be used with methods of stability analysis that satisfy all conditions of equilibrium. Methods that do not satisfy all conditions of equilibrium may involve significant inaccuracies and should be used only under the restricted conditions described herein.

This manual is intended to guide design and construction engineers, rather than to specify rigid procedures to be followed in connection with a particular project.

Appendix A contains a list of Government and non-Government references pertaining to this manual. Each reference is identified in the text by either the designated publication number or by author and date.

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