Table of contents for Soil strength and slope stability / J. Michael Duncan, Stephen G. Wright.

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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

Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:

Slopes (Soil mechanics).