Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

An application of geotechnical techniques to quantitative regional slope stability analysis San Clemente, California
by Peterson, Dale Gregory, M.S., California State University, Long Beach, 2012, 247; 1522253
Abstract (Summary)

Slope stability analysis for regions has traditionally been completed using qualitative methods. This study develops models for determining quantitative factors of safety for any trial slope within a region. The models are based on geologic and engineering analysis of factors contributing to failure within the San Clemente, CA region. A data base of quantifiable variables was developed from geotechnical reports and field measurements to complete subsurface slip plane models and calculate slope by slope factors of safety using the simplified Janbu equation. Results for model calculations compare favorably with detailed slope analysis factors of safety determined by geotechnical engineers. The study method of regional analysis provides more detailed information on the balance of key forces acting upon hillsides than traditional approaches. It is adaptable to other regions and may be adaptable to GIS applications.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Onderdonk, Nathan W.
Commitee: Borella, Peter E., Kelty, Thomas K.
School: California State University, Long Beach
Department: Geological Sciences
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 51/05M(E), Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Geology, Geological, Geomorphology
Publication Number: 1522253
ISBN: 978-1-267-97748-9
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