An examination of the Prandtl mechanism in large dimension slope failures

R. Kvapil, Malcolm Clews

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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.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)A1-A5
Number of pages5
JournalTransactions of the Institution of Mining and Metallurgy: section A
Publication statusPublished - 1979


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