Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Geotechnical Slope Analysis by Robin Chowdhury


Geotechnical Slope Analysis PDF Download Ebook. Robin Chowdhury, Phil Flentje and Gautam Bhattacharya offer complete overview of the developments in slope engineering in the last 30 years. Its multi-disciplinary, critical approach and the chapters devoted to seismic effects and probabilistic approaches and reliability analyses, reflect the distinctive style of the original.

Subjects discussed are: the understanding of slope performance, mechanisms of instability, requirements for modeling and analysis, and new techniques for observation and modeling. Special attention is paid to the relation with the increasing frequency and consequences of natural and man-made hazards.

Strategies and methods for assessing landslide susceptibility, hazard and risk are also explored. Moreover, the relevance of geotechnical analysis of slopes in the context of climate change scenarios is discussed. All theory is supported by numerous examples. It is easy to read and comprehensive coverage of the subject matter.

The brief examples and case studies are very helpful and facilitate teaching in schools, in short course and self-learning by practitioners. It moreover addresses a variety of common questions readers could have concerning slope analysis. A little voluminous, it could still be used as a textbook; for sure its comprehensive coverage makes it work very well as a reference.

The authors should be congratulated for compiling the information on the subject matter in an extremely meticulous manner. I certainly recommend this book as a reference for all those associated with the geotechnical engineering profession. Its strength is the discussion on earthquake effects, probabilistic approaches and reliability analysis, and the choice between various methods of analysis

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