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Table of Contents Chapter 1 - Introduction Summary Chapter 2 - Examples and Causes of Slope Failures Introduction Examples of Slope Failures Causes of Slope Failures Decrease in Shear Strength Increase in Shear Stress Summary Chapter 3 - Soil Mechanics Principles Introduction Drained and Undrained Conditions Total and Effective Stresses Drained and Undrained Shear Strengths Basic Requirements for Slope Stability Analyses Chapter 4 - Stability Conditions for Analyses Introduction End-of-Construction Stability Long Term Stability Rapid (Sudden) Drawdown Earthquake Partial Consolidation and Staged Construction Other Loading Conditions Chapter 5 - Shear Strengths of Soil and Municipal Solid Waste Introduction Granular Materials Silts Clays Municipal Solid Waste Chapter 6 - Mechanics of Limit Equilibrium Procedures Introduction Definition of the Factor of Safety Equilibrium Conditions Single Free-Body Procedures Procedures of Slices - General Procedures of Slices - Circular Slip Surfaces Procedures of Slices - Noncircular Slip Surfaces Assumptions, Equilibrium Equations and Unknowns Representation of Interslice Forces ("Side Forces") Computations with Anisotropic Shear Strengths Computations with Curved Failure Envelopes and Anisotropic Shear Strengths Alternative Definitions of the Factor of Safety Pore Water Pressure Representation Chapter 7 - Methods of Analyzing Slope Stability Introduction Simple Methods of Analysis Slope Stability Charts Spreadsheet Software Computer Programs Verification of Analyses Examples for Verification of Stability Computations Chapter 8 - Reinforced Slopes and Embankments Introduction Limit Equilibrium Analyses with Reinforcing Forces Factors of Safety for Reinforcing Forces and Soil Strengths Types of Reinforcement Reinforcement Forces Allowable Reinforcement Forces and Factors of Safety, FR Orientation of Reinforcement Forces Reinforced Slopes on Firm Foundations Embankments on Weak Foundations Chapter 9 - Analyses for Rapid Drawdown Introduction Drawdown During and at the end of Construction Drawdown for Long-Term Conditions Example Problem Partial Drainage Chapter 10 - Seismic Slope Stability Introduction Analysis Procedures Pseudo-static Screening Analyses Determining Peak Accelerations Shear Strength for Pseudostatic Analyses Post-Earthquake Stability Analyses Chapter 11 - Analyses of Embankments with Partial Consolidation of Weak Foundations Introduction Consolidation During Construction Analyses of Stability with Partial Consolidation Observed Behavior of an Embankment Constructed in Stages Discussion Chapter 12 - Analyses to Back Calculate Strengths Introduction Back Calculating "Average" Shear Strength Back-Calculating Shear Strength Parameters Based on Slip Surface Geometry Examples of Back-Analyses of Failed Slopes Practical Problems and Limitation of Back-Analyses Other Uncertainties Chapter 13 - Factors of Safety and Reliability Introduction Definitions of Factor of Safety Alternative Definitions of F Factor of Safety Criteria Reliability and Probability of Failure Standard Deviations of Coefficients of Variation Coefficient of Variation of Factor of Safety Reliability Index Estimating Probability of Failure Interpretation of "Probability of Failure" Probability of Failure Criteria Example Chapter 14 - Important Details of Stability Analyses Introduction Location of Critical Slip Surfaces Examination of Non-Critical Shear Surfaces Tension in the "Active" Zone Inappropriate Forces in the Passive Zone Other Details Verification of Calculations Three-Dimensional Effects Chapter 15 - Presenting Results of Stability Evaluations Introduction Site Characterization and Representation Soil Property Evaluation Pore Water Pressures Special Features Calculation Procedure Analysis Summary Figure Parametric Studies Detailed Input Data Table of Contents Chapter 16 - Slope Stabilization and Repair Introduction Use of Back Analysis Factors Governing Selection of Method of Stabilization Drainage Excavations and Buttress Fills Retaining Structures Reinforcing Piles and Drilled Shafts Injection Methods Vegetation Thermal Treatment Bridging Removal and Replacement of the Sliding Mass Appendix - Slope Stability Charts Use and Applicability of Charts for Analysis of Slope Stability Averaging Slope Inclinations, Unit Weights and Shear Strengths Soils with ? = 0 Soils with ??> 0 Infinite Slope Charts Soils with ? = 0 and Strength Increasing with Depth Example Problem A - 1 Example Problem A - 2 Example Problem A - 3 Example Problem A - 4 Example Problem A - 5 Example Problem A - 6 Reference Index

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Slopes (Soil mechanics).