Notes and references

1. Examples taken from Bromhead, E. N. (1992) The stability of slopes (2nd edition), Glasgow, Blackie Academic & Professional, 411pp.

2. See, for example, Bromhead (ibid.) or Simons, N., Menzies, B., and Matthews, M. (2001) A short course in soil and rock slope engineering, Thomas Telford, 448pp.

3. Skempton, A. W., and Delory, F. A. (1957) 'Stability of natural slopes in London Clay', Proc. 4th Int. Conf. on Soil Mechanics & Foundation Engng, London, 2, pp. 378-381.

4. BS 6031: 1981, Code of practice for earthworks, British Standards Institution.

5. Bromhead, ibid.

6. Bishop, A. W. (1955) 'The use of the slip circle in the stability analysis of slopes', Géotechnique, 5, pp. 7-17.

8. See, for example: Janbu, N. (1973) Slope stability computations. In Hirschfield, E., and Poulos, S. (eds.) Embankment dam engineering, Casagrande Memorial Volume, New York: John Wiley; Morgenstern, N. R., and Price, V. E. (1965) 'The analysis of the stability of general slip surfaces', Géotechnique, 15, pp. 79-93; and Sarma, S. K. (1973) 'Stability analysis of embankments and slopes', Géotechnique, 23, pp. 423-433.

9. The analysis was performed using the computer program Slide v5.0, available from Rocscience (www.rocscience.com).

10. The analysis was performed using Rocscience's computer program Slide, ibid.

11. Frank, R., Bauduin, C., Kavvadas, M., Krebs Ovesen, N., Orr, T., and Schuppener, B. (2004), Designers' guide to EN 1997-1: Eurocode 7: Geotechnical design - General rules, London: Thomas Telford.

12. Mandel, J., and Salencon, J. (1972), 'Force portante d'un sol sur une assise rigide (étude theoretique)', Géotechnique, 22(1), pp. 79-93.

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