Probabilistic Approach in Estimating Groundwater Changes for Slope Stability Applications

A R Zolfaghari, A C Heath

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Abstract

Groundwater rising due to rainfall events is one of the main factors contributing to slope instability. Rising groundwater levels reduces the shear strength of soil and increases seepage forces which can cause slope failure. A probabilistic method for estimating groundwater changes using available rainfall data can be used in many geotechnical engineering applications, including slope stability analysis. In this study, a probabilistic methodology for estimating groundwater level changes using rainfall and monitored groundwater wells is presented, and the method is used for predicting water-table changes in another area.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - May 2006
Event2006 IASME/WSEAS INternational Conference on Water Resources, Hydraulics and Hydrology - Chalkida, Greece
Duration: 1 May 2006 → …

Conference

Conference2006 IASME/WSEAS INternational Conference on Water Resources, Hydraulics and Hydrology
CountryGreece
CityChalkida
Period1/05/06 → …

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    Zolfaghari, A. R., & Heath, A. C. (2006). Probabilistic Approach in Estimating Groundwater Changes for Slope Stability Applications. Paper presented at 2006 IASME/WSEAS INternational Conference on Water Resources, Hydraulics and Hydrology, Chalkida, Greece.