Engineers Australia

Lessons from a historical perspective: Part 2, Slope stabilization by depressurization

P. J. N. Pells

Abstract

This Part 2 contains design aids that are newish, but in reality are extensions of Skempton’s work of 40 years ago that is presented in Part 1 (Pells, 2015). These are charts for depressurisation of landslides and pit slope faces. While they assume geological conditions that are effectively homogenous on the macro-scale, they can provide guidance for more complicated situations.