A Case Study on the Stability Analysis of a Cutting Slope Composed of Weathered Granite and Soil

화강풍화암 및 풍화토층 지역 깍기 비탈면의 안정성 검토 사례 연구

  • 한공창 (한국지질자원연구원 지반안전연구부) ;
  • 류동우 (한국지질자원연구원 지반안전연구부) ;
  • 천대성 (한국지질자원연구원 지반안전연구부) ;
  • 홍은수 (한국지질자원연구원 지반안전연구부)
  • Published : 2008.08.30


Based on the case study on the causes for the failure of cutting slope composed of weathered rock and soil, the factors influencing the design of a cutting slope have been examined, This type of rock and soil is widely distributed on the region whose parent rock is granite. To analyze the stability of the cutting slope, the following series of progress has been conducted: (1) ground characterization by geological survey and ground investigation, (2) the safety factor examination by limit equilibrium analysis and numerical analysis and (3) the comparison and analysis of rainfall and failure history. As a result, the main factors to cause the failure is determined to be the decrease of shear strength in the upper parts whose ground condition is weakened during localized heavy rain. Moreover, the analysis indicates the failure is also closely related to the groundwater inflow path. On the base of this investigation, a reinforcement method is proposed to ensure the stability of the cutting slope.


Cutting slope;Weathered rock;Weathered soil;Stability analysis


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