Landslide triggering experiment in a steep forested slope in Switzerland

Sarah Springman*, Peter Kienzler, Francesca Casini, Amin Askarinejad

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Abstract

A landslide triggering experiment was carried out on a 37°- 40° steep forest slope in North-East Switzerland by sprinkling water artificially to represent an extreme rainfall event. This project is part of a multidisciplinary collaboration, which includes geotechnical engineering, hydrology, hydrogeology, forest engineering, geophysics and photogrammetry. A three dimensional model of the ground was developed from non-invasive geophysical surveys, insitu probing, combined sprinkling and dye tracer tests and shallow test pits. Laboratory tests were carried out on undisturbed samples under various degrees of saturation This paper mainly focuses on the characterisation of the site.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 17th International Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering: The Academia and Practice of Geotechnical Engineering
Pages1698-1701
Number of pages4
Volume2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2009
Externally publishedYes
Event17th International Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering, ICSMGE 2009 - Alexandria, Egypt
Duration: 5 Oct 20099 Oct 2009

Conference

Conference17th International Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering, ICSMGE 2009
CountryEgypt
CityAlexandria
Period5/10/099/10/09

Keywords

  • Characterisation
  • Field test
  • Groundwater flow
  • Infiltration
  • Slope instability
  • Triggering
  • Vegetation

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