Slope Stability Publications Available for Downloading
FHWA NHI-00-044 - Corrosion/ Degradation of Soil Reinforcements for Mechanically
Earth Stabilized Walls and Reinforced Soil Slopes. Discusses corrosion of metals,
corrosive soil environments, geosynthetic durability and degradation, monitoring and testing
for soil reinforcements.
IF-99-026 - Design and Construction Monitoring of Soil Nail Walls. Contains
basic concepts, history and construction of soil nail walls. Includes references to other
publications, FHWA research and cost data.
FHWA RD-83-027 Link - Design and Construction of
Stone Columns, Vol. 1. Describes construction and design aspects of stone columns used
for ground improvement and stabilizing soils.
RD-83-027 - Design and Construction of Stone Columns, Vol. 2. Appendix of
volume 1 that describes construction and design aspects of stone columns used for ground
improvement and stabilizing soils.
RD-97-142, 143, 144, and 00-157 - Durability of Geosynthetics for Highway
Applications. This research document was intended to predict long-term strength loss of
geosynthetic tensile capacity, primarily for mechanically stabilized earth (MSE) retaining
walls, reinforced soil slopes and foundation applications.
NAVFAC 7.01 -
Soil Mechanics. This publication includes soil/ rock identification and properties,
field exploration, field testing, instrumentation, laboratory testing, distribution of
stresses, settlement analysis, volume expansion, seepage, erosion control, drainage filters,
slope stability and slope protection.
- Soil Dynamics and Special Design Aspects. Main topics include soil dynamics,
earthquake engineering and special design aspects. Information pertaining to these topics
include machine foundations, impact loadings, dynamic soil properties, slope stability,
bearing capacity, settlement, vibratory compaction, pile driving analysis and field testing,
ground anchor systems, seismic design parameters, liquefaction, sheet pile walls and laboratory
TM 5-852-4 - Arctic and Subarctic Construction - Foundations for Structures.
The main topics are site investigations, foundation design, construction considerations and
monitoring for structures in cold weather. Includes material considerations, excavation,
backfill, inspection, slope stability, retaining walls, creep and bearing capacity.
USACE EM 1110-1-2908 - Rock
USACE EM 1110-2-1902 - Slope
Stability. Note: This publication does not have an appendix. For link to appendix,
References to Slope Stability in other Publications
Bishop, A.W., The Use of the Slip Circle in the Stability Analysis of Slopes,"
Geotechnique, Vol. 5, No. 1, pp 7-17, 1955.
Budhu, M., Soil Mechanics and Foundations, John Wiley and Sons, New York,
Huang, Y.H., Stability Analysis of Earth Slopes, Van Nostrand Reinhold Co.
Inc., New York, 1983.
Phukan, Arvind, Frozen Ground Engineering, Prentice Hall, Inc.,
Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, 1985. This publication has information on soil classifications including a
frost susceptibility soil classification, ice descriptions, as well as physical, mechanical and thermal properties of frozen soils. Drilling, sampling and
testing are discussed. This book also includes a foundation design philosophy, and analysis of thaw settlement, shallow foundations, pile foundations,
roadways, airfields, utility systems, and slope stability.
Scott, R.F., Principles of Soil Mechanics, Addison-Wesley, Reading, MA,
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