Stability analysis of rock slopes using block theory

[No Value] Haswanto, A. Ghani Rafek

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    Abstract

    The system of discontinuities that transverses a rock mass delimits rock blocks of many sizes, shapes and positions in a surficial excavation. By using the block theory, it is a possible to determine the most critical block within these isolated masses, which are denoted as key blocks and potential key blocks. This study is an example of the application of the block theory and kinematic analysis for a granite rock mass at a cut slope located at Fraser's Hill in Pahang, Malaysia. The purpose of this study is to indentify key blocks, potential key blocks, stable blocks and tapered blocks, and to determine the safety factor as well as the safe slope angle for this rock slope.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publication44th US Rock Mechanics Symposium - 5th US/Canada Rock Mechanics Symposium
    Publication statusPublished - 2010
    Event44th US Rock Mechanics Symposium and the 5th US/Canada Rock Mechanics Symposium - Salt Lake City, UT
    Duration: 27 Jun 201030 Jun 2010

    Other

    Other44th US Rock Mechanics Symposium and the 5th US/Canada Rock Mechanics Symposium
    CitySalt Lake City, UT
    Period27/6/1030/6/10

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    stability analysis
    Rocks
    rock
    rock block
    slope angle
    Granite
    Safety factor
    discontinuity
    excavation
    granite
    kinematics
    Excavation
    safety
    Kinematics

    Keywords

    • Block theory
    • Key blocks
    • Kinematics
    • Safety factor
    • Stability analysis

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Geology
    • Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology

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    Haswanto, N. V., & Ghani Rafek, A. (2010). Stability analysis of rock slopes using block theory. In 44th US Rock Mechanics Symposium - 5th US/Canada Rock Mechanics Symposium

    Stability analysis of rock slopes using block theory. / Haswanto, [No Value]; Ghani Rafek, A.

    44th US Rock Mechanics Symposium - 5th US/Canada Rock Mechanics Symposium. 2010.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

    Haswanto, NV & Ghani Rafek, A 2010, Stability analysis of rock slopes using block theory. in 44th US Rock Mechanics Symposium - 5th US/Canada Rock Mechanics Symposium. 44th US Rock Mechanics Symposium and the 5th US/Canada Rock Mechanics Symposium, Salt Lake City, UT, 27/6/10.
    Haswanto NV, Ghani Rafek A. Stability analysis of rock slopes using block theory. In 44th US Rock Mechanics Symposium - 5th US/Canada Rock Mechanics Symposium. 2010
    Haswanto, [No Value] ; Ghani Rafek, A. / Stability analysis of rock slopes using block theory. 44th US Rock Mechanics Symposium - 5th US/Canada Rock Mechanics Symposium. 2010.
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