Quantitative controls on submarine slope failure morphology

Marine Geotechnology
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The concept of the steady-state of deformation can be applied to predicting the ultimate form a landslide will take. The steady-state condition, defined by a line in void ratio-effective stress space, exists at large levels of strain and remolding. Conceptually, if sediment initially exists with void ratio-effective stress conditions above the steady-state line, the sediment shear strength will decrease during a transient loading event, such as an earthquake or storm. If the reduced shear strength existing at the steady state is less than the downslope shear stress induced by gravity, then large-scale internal deformation, disintegration, and flow will occur. -from Authors
Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title Quantitative controls on submarine slope failure morphology
Series title Marine Geotechnology
DOI 10.1080/10641199109379887
Volume 10
Issue 1-2
Year Published 1991
Language English
Publisher Taylor and Francis
Larger Work Type Article
Larger Work Subtype Journal Article
Larger Work Title Marine Geotechnology
First page 143
Last page 157
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