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Risk Assessment of Slope Instability Related Geohazards

The paramount importance of slope instability hazards assessment and management is by and large recognized.

28 Aug 2014
Popescu, M.E., Trandafir, A.C. and Federico, A.
DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-07167-1__8


The general mechanisms of slope instability processes are now fairly well understood but there remains the problem of establishing the risks to lives and property. This is being tackled by relating the local ground conditions to the regional geological surveys and integrating this with site-specific information to produce a hazard potential estimate.
Herein lies the guiding principle of the current chapter, i.e., to describe slope instability related geohazards and methods to estimate the associated risks in an appropriate and effective way. A case study is presented to illustrate the need and tools of a probabilistic framework for slope instability analysis and emphasize that deterministic and probabilistic approaches can often be regarded as complementary.


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