Stability Evaluation of Progressive Failure Slope in Biotite Granite Area of Andong

안동 흑운모화강암 지역의 진행성 파괴사면 안정성 평가

  • Baek, Seung-Cheol (Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering, Andong National University)
  • 백승철 (안동대학교 토목환경공학과)
  • Received : 2000.01.25
  • Accepted : 2000.06.19
  • Published : 2000.06.30


This paper deal with the stability evaluation and suggestion of progressive failure slope in biotite granite area of Andong. Based on geological site investigation and field test, stability analysis of slope was performed in conjunction with limit equilibrium methods and stereographic projection. Additionally, initial design and construction procedure was critically evaluated. Series of the slope stability analysis reveals the detection of local wedge and plane failure under the current slope condition. It is additionally appeared that a certain synthetic behavior of circle and plane failure exists on the right spot where the overall failure's going in progress. In order to construct more stable slope based on the suitability for the real state of the slope circumstances, this study issues a solution to eliminate the primary factors which cause the instability, by means of the grade of weathering and RMR classification of rock mass.