An examination of the Prandtl mechanism in large dimension slope failures

Kvapil, R. and Clews, Malcolm (1979). An examination of the Prandtl mechanism in large dimension slope failures. Transactions of the Institution of Mining and Metallurgy: section A, 88 , A1-A5.

Abstract

An alternative explanation for the modes of failure of large scale failures of open pit walls to those of classical slope stability theory is proposed that makes use of the concept of a transition zone, which is described by a modified Prandtls prism.

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