Slopes & Embankments

Slopes & Embankments

Stability is the fundamental parameter is monitoring of slopes. Protection of people, assets and infrastructure downslope can be provided by monitoring of slopes. Lateral ground movement and soil strength can be quantified and recorded using borehole-based instrumentation such as inclinometers, extensometers and piezometers. For rock faces, instruments like crack-meters can monitor dynamic behaviour. Purpose built embankments and fill stockpiles can also benefit from monitoring of stability.

Typically, stability instrumentation focuses on ground behaviour. Parameters include pore pressure, lateral ground movement, settlement and heave. 

Links: Extension & Compression, Pressure, Settlement & Heave, Stress & Strain, Tilt & Deflection.