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Title: Empirical-based seismically induced slope displacements in a geographic information system environment: a case study
Authors: Pareek N.
Pal S.
Kaynia A.M.
Sharma M.L.
Published in: Georisk
Abstract: Landslides are one of the most damaging and threatening hazards associated with seismically induced slope movements. Estimations of support conditions for slope displacements are important for taking preventive measures to avoid landslide events in future. California's Division of Mines and Geology (DMG) procedure is utilised in the present paper for estimating the slope failure mechanism under seismic conditions. In this study, the DMG procedure has been explained and has also been incorporated in a Geographic Information System (GIS) using Arc-GIS software from Environmental Systems Research Institute. Further, it is utilised for establishing a seismically induced slope displacement map for the Skien municipality area of Telemark County in Norway. The motivation for selecting this site was the availability of geotechnical parameters for the site. Three different displacement maps have been produced for earthquake scenarios of magnitude 5, 6 and 7, respectively. The maximum displacement of 133 cm is estimated for earthquake scenario of magnitude 7. It is noticed that the sensitive areas for slope failure remain the same under different earthquake scenarios. A displacement tool based on the DMG procedure has been created in the Arc-tool box in Arc-GIS software. This tool minimises the efforts for inserting formulas for making raster displacement maps. By using the displacement tool one can generate final products like displacement maps automatically at high accuracy and in quick time. The prepared slope displacement maps of study area are used for landslide susceptibility zonation (LSZ) map preparation. The LSZ maps are useful for landslide hazard assessment and further can be utilised by planners, civil engineers and local administrators for town planning and policy-making. © 2014, © 2014 Taylor & Francis.
Citation: Georisk (2014), 8(4): 258-268
Issue Date: 2014
Publisher: Taylor and Francis Ltd.
Keywords: DMG procedure
landslide susceptibility zonation
slope displacement
ISSN: 17499518
Author Scopus IDs: 55362280300
Author Affiliations: Pareek, N., Department of Earthquake Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee, Roorkee, India
Pal, S., School of Engineering, Gautam Buddha University, Greater Noida, India
Kaynia, A.M., Earthquake Engineering, Norwegian Geotechnical Institute, Oslo, Norway
Sharma, M.L., Department of Earthquake Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee, Roorkee, India
Corresponding Author: Pareek, N.; Department of Earthquake Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology RoorkeeIndia
Appears in Collections:Journal Publications [EQ]

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