"Advances in Earth Structures" represents the latest advances in research and practical applications in earth structures including slope stability, embankments and dams, and earth retaining walls. This Geotechnical Special Publication contains 42 technical papers were presented at the GeoShanghai Conference held in Shanghai, China from June 6-8, 2006. The book begins with two state-of-the-art papers on recent advances in three-dimensional slope stability analysis and geosynthetic-reinforced earth structures. The eighteen papers in the slope stability section present technologies for stabilization of slopes and landslides, monitoring of slope movement, and analysis of slope stability. The embankment and dam section contains thirteen papers focusing on performance of embankments and dams including deformation and bearing capacity, particularly on pile-supported embankments. Finally, the nine papers in the earth retaining wall section present analytical and numerical methods for different earth retaining wall systems, with a focus on lateral earth pressure and stability.
Publisher: American Society of Civil Engineers