Landslide at Orleans, Ontario

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TypeTechnical Report
Series titleTechnical Paper, Division of Building Research, National Research Council Canada; Issue 321
Physical description24 p.
Subjectlandslides; clay soils; stability; shear strength
AbstractStudies of landslides in the Ottawa area have indicated that the clay involved in the failure was not an intact clay, but one containing a system of fissures. This paper deals with one of the cases studied, in which a 35-ft cut slope for a roadway failed five years after construction. Good agreement was achieved between the strength derived from the field study and the strength measured in the laboratory using the triaxial apparatus with low confining stresses.
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PublisherNational Research Council Canada
AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
Peer reviewedNo
NRC number11856
NPARC number20373789
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Record identifier2ab15b82-8d93-4992-8c34-519408683011
Record created2012-07-23
Record modified2017-05-23
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