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Delivered over two days, this interactive training course provides a comprehensive introduction to the subject of slope stability, from initial classification through assessment and analysis to remediation.
It provides the delegate with the knowledge, strategy and capability to inspect, understand and assess slope instability. The course covers both the theory and practice of modern slope engineering.
Day one considers the background to slope movements, simple classification systems and the fundamental soil mechanics that control stability. The key parameters are highlighted and discussed. The principles and assumptions of the more popular methods of analysis are introduced together with a pragmatic guide for assessing the competence of analysis software. Specific problems covered, include natural and cut slopes, earthworks and fills.
Day two focusses on the practical approach to slope stability assessment and remediation. The investigation of failed slopes is considered. Remedial options to arrest or prevent movement are detailed together with a section on instrumentation and monitoring. Techniques for the back analysis of slopes are covered and the application of stability calculations for rapid assessment explored. Finally, a section concerning risk analysis of the actions and inactions is delivered including evaluation of remedial measures.