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Geotechnical classification and characterisation of materials for stability analyses of large volcanic slopes

Author
del Potro, R.; Hurlimann, M.
Type of activity
Journal article
Journal
Engineering geology
Date of publication
2008-04
Volume
98
Number
1-2
First page
1
Last page
17
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.enggeo.2007.11.007 Open in new window
Repository
https://www.researchgate.net/publication/223295922_Geotechnical_classification_and_characterisation_of_materials_for_stability_analyses_of_large_volcanic_slopes Open in new window
URL
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0013795207002475 Open in new window
Abstract
The main challenge faced by scientist studying large volcanic landslides is appropriate geomechanical characterisation of volcanic materials. Regardless of its significance, published data is scarce and does not present standard classifications or procedures. Herein a new global unifying geotechnical classification of volcanic materials encompassing geotechnical units potentially found in volcanic areas is proposed. Volcanic materials are divided into four main geotechnical units: lavas, autocla...
Keywords
Geotechnical classification Volcanic materials Volcanic slope stability Rock mass strength Hoek and Brown criterion
Group of research
MSR - Soil and Rock Mechanics

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