Investigation of Geotechnical Properties of the Soil Susceptible to Landslide

  IJETT-book-cover  International Journal of Engineering Trends and Technology (IJETT)          
© 2016 by IJETT Journal
Volume-36 Number-9
Year of Publication : 2016
Authors : Lekshmi J Satheesh, Deepthy B.L
DOI :  10.14445/22315381/IJETT-V36P287


Lekshmi J Satheesh, Deepthy B.L"Investigation of Geotechnical Properties of the Soil Susceptible to Landslide", International Journal of Engineering Trends and Technology (IJETT), V36(9),477-480 June 2016. ISSN:2231-5381. published by seventh sense research group

Landslides are simply defined as the mass movement of rock, debris or earth down a slope and include a broad range of motions like falling, sliding and flowing under the influence of gravity of dislodged earth material. Due to scarcity of plane area, people do not have other option than to establish their house in hill regions. In this work a site prone to landslide was identified. The area considered is Bonacaud in Vithura village, Thiruvananthapuram. Undisturbed soil samples were collected and were used for determination of shear parameters by conducting unconsolidated undrained tri-axial test under normal loading. Disturbed soil sample were collected for determination of geotechnical properties.


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landslide, geotechnical properties, triaxial test and undisturbed sample.