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Delayed Landslides (2006-2008)

CAREER – Seismically Induced Delayed-Landslides in Homogeneous Cohesive Slopes and Embankments

Principal Investigators: Joseph Wartman (Drexel University)

The objective of this research is to investigate mechanisms and conditions likely to induce post-seismic (i.e., delayed) stability failures in dams, embankments, and slopes. These can result from post-seismic re-distribution of pore pressure, which is in contract to landslides that deform in response to inertial shaking (i.e., Newmark sliding block type deformation). Physical modeling of clay slopes is performed at RPI’s centrifuge to allow for the observation of such phenomenon.

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