This publication provides introductory technical guidance for civil engineers, geotechnical engineers and other professional engineers and construction managers interested in stability and protection of soil slopes. Here is what is discussed: 1. INTRODUCTION, 2. TYPES OF FAILURES, 3. METHODS OF ANALYSIS, 4. TRANSLATIONAL FAILURE ANALYSIS, 5. REQUIRED SAFETY FACTORS, 6. EARTHQUAKE LOADING, 7. EFFECTS OF SOIL PARAMETERS AND GROUNDWATER ON STABILITY, 8. BIBLIOGRAPHY, 9. GLOSSARY.
About the Author
Paul Guyer is a registered mechanical engineer, civil engineer, fire protection engineer and architect with over 35 years of experience in the design of buildings and related infrastructure. For an additional 9 years he was a principal advisor to the California Legislature on infrastructure and capital outlay issues. He is a graduate of Stanford University, a Fellow of the American Society of Civil Engineers and a Fellow of the Architectural Engineering Institute, and has held numerous national, state and local offices with the American Society of Civil Engineers, Architectural Engineering Institute and National Society of Professional Engineers.