Geomechanical analysis of volcanic rock on the island of Saba, Netherlands Antilles

R. Rijkers, H.R.G.K. Hack

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Abstract

A geomechanical analysis of a shallow small scale landslide in the harbour of Saba was carried out to calculate the risk of new landslides and in order to advise local authorities on practical measures to improve safety. Geotechnical investigations and geological mapping were carried out to study the failure mechanism and slope stability. Comparison of shear box tests, field natural slope angle observations and calculations of slope stability probability showed a good agreement.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationGeoEng 2000 : An international conference on Geotechnical & Geological Engineering 19-24 November Melbourne, Vol. 1. Invited papers. ISBN No. 1-58716-068-4 6 p.
Place of PublicationMelbourne, Australia
PublisherTechnomic Publications
Number of pages6
Volume1
ISBN (Print)1-58716-068-4
Publication statusPublished - 2000
EventISRM International Symposium 2000 - Melbourne, Australia
Duration: 19 Nov 200024 Nov 2000

Conference

ConferenceISRM International Symposium 2000
CountryAustralia
CityMelbourne
Period19/11/0024/11/00

Keywords

  • ADLIB-ART-835
  • ESA

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    Rijkers, R., & Hack, H. R. G. K. (2000). Geomechanical analysis of volcanic rock on the island of Saba, Netherlands Antilles. In GeoEng 2000 : An international conference on Geotechnical & Geological Engineering 19-24 November Melbourne, Vol. 1. Invited papers. ISBN No. 1-58716-068-4 6 p. (Vol. 1). Melbourne, Australia: Technomic Publications.