Engineering Geology Considerations and Approach in Assessing the Stability of Rock Slopes

CIM Bulletin, 1972


Assessing the stability of a slope cut in rock is basically a problem of engineering geology - geology, because it involves a sound understanding of the important aspects of geology, such as geological structure, ground . water, weathering and other natural phenomena, which all relate to or exist in a geological environment, and engineering, in that quantitative evaluations and calculations are necessary, these being based on mechanics and relating to the strength of the geological materials and the forces causing instability of the slopes.
Keywords: Association of Engineering Geologists, De Beers, geological, rock, slope stability, Engineering, Failure, failures, Mine, Mines, Rock, Rocks, Slopes, Stability