Boundary effects of rainfall-induced landslides

Abid Ali, J. Huang, A.V. Lyamin, S.W. Sloan, Mark Cassidy

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    In the study of landslides, it is generally assumed that an impermeable boundary exists at a certain depth and failure occurs at this boundary. In reality this is not always the case and failures can occur at any depth. This paper aims to study the effect of boundary conditions on landslides, using a series of seepage and stability analyses performed over a range of rainfall intensities, and for different failure mechanisms, by studying the failure time and depths corresponding to fully drained, partially drained, and impermeable boundaries. It is shown that these conditions can significantly affect the occurrence and depth of rainfall-induced landslides. © 2014 Elsevier Ltd.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)341-354
    JournalComputers and Geotechnics
    Early online date12 Jul 2014
    Publication statusPublished - Sep 2014


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