Regional method to assess offshore slope stability.

Journal of Geotechnical Engineering
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The slope stability of some offshore environments can be evaluated by using only conventional acoustic profiling and short-core sampling, followed by laboratory consolidation and strength testing. The test results are synthesized by using normalized-parameter techniques. The normalized data are then used to calculate the critical earthquake acceleration factors or the wave heights needed to initiate failure. These process-related parameters provide a quantitative measure of the relative stability for locations from which short cores were obtained. The method is most applicable to offshore environments of gentle relief and simple subsurface structure and is not considered a substitute for subsequent site-specific analysis. -from ASCE Publications Information
Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title Regional method to assess offshore slope stability.
Series title Journal of Geotechnical Engineering
DOI 10.1061/(ASCE)0733-9410(1986)112:5(489)
Volume 112
Issue 5
Year Published 1986
Language English
Publisher ASCE
Larger Work Type Article
Larger Work Subtype Journal Article
Larger Work Title Journal of Geotechnical Engineering
First page 489
Last page 509
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