Geotechnical failure risk reviewed

Ruth Harley, Kaine Lynch, David Hughes, Jennifer McKinley, Andrew Bell, Shane Donohue

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    Abstract

    Slope instabilities – commonly triggered by rainfall – pose a geotechnical risk causing disruption to transport routes and incur significant financial resources. This article details laboratory, ground and remote sensing investigations carried out by Queen’s University Belfast and Transport Northern Ireland (TNI) to characterise and monitor slope instability on two higher risk infrastructure slopes in Northern Ireland. The research is used to update a noninvasive risk assessment model of slopes across the country’s road network to direct resources for future investigation.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)24-25
    Number of pages2
    JournalTransportation Professional
    Publication statusPublished - Feb 2015

    Keywords

    • transportation
    • geotechnical
    • slope stability
    • Geotechnical risk

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Engineering(all)

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