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Title: Effect of Building Loads on the Stability of Hill Slopes
Authors: Raj D.
Singh, Yogendra C.
Farid A.
Reddy K.R.
Yesiller N.
De A.
Zekkos D.
Published in: Proceedings of Geotechnical Special Publication
Abstract: Hill areas in northern India are developing at a rapid pace, resulting in construction of multi-storeyed buildings on hill slopes in large numbers, in spite of unfavourable conditions for construction. The buildings transmit their load to the hill slope through foundations. It results in increase in shear stress, which may cause instability of hill slopes, when exceeding the shear strength of the soil. The present study is focused on stability of hill slopes subjected to foundation loads. The investigation reveals that the foundation can cause either a local failure, or an overall instability of hill slope, or a mixed failure involving both the modes. The maximum foundation loads representing the number of storeys in the building, which can be sustained by slopes of different inclination angles, and the effect of foundation width and location, are discussed. © ASCE.
Citation: Proceedings of Geotechnical Special Publication, (2016), 638- 647
Issue Date: 2016
Publisher: American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
Keywords: Foundations
Shear strength
Shear stress
Building load
Hill areas
Inclination angles
Local failure
Number of storeys
ISSN: 8950563
Author Scopus IDs: 57190765838
Author Affiliations: Raj, D., Dept. of Earthquake Engineering, IIT Roorkee, India
Singh, Y., Dept. of Earthquake Engineering, IIT Roorkee, India
Appears in Collections:Conference Publications [EQ]

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