Slope stability, London

11 - 12 October, 2017

Venue address:

etc Venues - The Hatton
51-53 Hatton Garden
United Kingdom

About this event

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.

The course includes:

Day 1: Theory

  • Classification of slope movements - a brief guide to terminology
  • Shear strengths, effective stresses, pore water pressures - a revision session. How the shear strength of soil varies and why: what shear strength governs different aspects of behaviour
  • Water, water pressures, and slope instability
  • Slope stability analysis principles - based around limit equilibrium and some of the more popular methods
  • Using standard software I - a check list of things to look out for
  • Specific problems in fills and earthworks, cut slopes, and natural slopes

Day 2: Practice

  • Investigation of failed slopes
  • Remedial works for slope stabilisation
  • Back analysis
  • Rapid design assessments from slope stability calculation results - using standard software II
  • Risk analysis, and evaluation of remedial measures

Learning Objectives

The nature and occurrence of slope movements and instability
The key geotechnical parameters that govern stability and how to identify them
The availability, application and limitations of commercial analysis software
How to develop a basic methodology for the planning and implementation of slope assessment
The most common remedial measures and how to undertake risk analysis and evaluation of remedial measures
The key approaches to back analysis of failed or remediated slopes