Earthflows at the Beattie Mine Quebec, Canada

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Proceedings titleCanadian Geotechnical Journal
Conference17th Canadian Soil Mechanics Conference, 12 September, 1963, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Pages104114; # of pages: 11
Subjectlandslides; clay soils; soil stability; undrained soil tests
AbstractIn June 1943 an earthflow involving more than one million cubic yards of varved clay occurred at the Beattie Mine. Subsequent remedial measures resulted in further large landslides. This paper describes the soil conditions, the sequence of events, and attempts to assess the stability of the clay slopes. It was found that the undrained analysis led to an unsafe assessment but that Terzaghi's rule for critical heights of slope gave a better indication of stability.
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AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
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NRC number7846
NPARC number20377644
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Record created2012-07-24
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