Assessing the impacts of a large slope failure using 3DEC: The Chiu-fen-erh-shan residual slope

Jian-Hong Wu, Wei Kang Lin, Hsuan-Teh Hu

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Abstract

This paper assesses the impact of Chiu-fen-erh-shan residual slope failure using a three-dimensional distinct element program. The simulation results indicate that rocks will severely damage the Lung-Nan path. The Taanshan syncline generates a depression zone adjoining to the slope toe and acts as a buffer zone to trap failing rocks. Some rocks will travel through the syncline, which poses a risk to visitors at the monument and the Shihmen observation deck. Few rocks will pass though the memorial park near the northern boundary of the slope. Visitors should be evacuated out of the impact area during a heavy rainfall event.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)32-45
Number of pages14
JournalComputers and Geotechnics
Volume88
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2017 Aug 1

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology
  • Computer Science Applications

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