Design of slopes and embankments

The design of slopes and embankments is covered by Sections 11 ('Overall stability') and 12 ('Embankments') of Eurocode 7 Part 1, whose contents are as follows:

§x.1 General (2 paragraphs in §11.1 and 2 paragraphs in §12.1) §x.2 Limit states (2 and 2) §x.3 Actions and design situations (6 and 8) §x.4 Design and construction considerations (11 and 13) §x.5 Ultimate limit state design (26 and 7) §x.6 Serviceability limit state design (3 and 4) §11.7 Monitoring (2) and §12.7 Supervision and monitoring (5) where 'x' is 11 or 12 as appropriate.

Section 11 of EN 1997-1 covers the overall stability of and movements in the ground in relation to foundations, retaining structures, natural slopes, embankments, and excavations. Section 12 covers the design of embankments for small dams and infrastructure.

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