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Backanalysis of rainfall induced slope failure by PERISI model

Gofar, Nurly and Matlan, Siti Jahara and Lee, Min Lee (2010) Backanalysis of rainfall induced slope failure by PERISI model. In: 8th International Conference in Geotechnical and Highway Engineering, GEOTROPIKA 2010, 1-3 December 2010, Kota KInabalu, Sabah, Malaysia.

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This paper presents back-analysis of rainfall induced two slope failures occurred in Kota Kinabalu Sabah using PERISI (Preliminary Evaluation of Rainfall-Induced Slope Instability) program. The program integrates the extreme rainfall characteristics which is a function of geographical location and soil characteristics in the analysis of slope stability. By analyzing the rainfall pattern, one can predict slope failure in advance. Hence, Intensity Duration Frequency (IDF) curve for Kota Kinabalu for ten year return period was developed for this study based on 30 year data. Geometry and soil data was obtained from site investigation performed on the site. The soils at Site 1 and 2 are classified as sandy SILT and Highly Plastic CLAY respectively. This study showed that the response of soil to rainfall infiltration differs between the two slopes. The critical rainfall duration of rainfall causing instability is affected by the soil’s moisture retention ability and permeability. Analysis showed that combination of 1day major rainfall and 14 day antecedent was found to cause slope failure in Site 1 while 30 days cumulative rainfall is required for slope at Site 2 to reach failure.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords:Backanalysis, PERISI model, Rainfall-induced failure, Extreme rainfall, Soil suction, Slope instability
Subjects:T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
Divisions:Civil Engineering
ID Code:23834
Deposited By: Mrs Liza Porijo
Deposited On:28 Sep 2012 02:27
Last Modified:02 Jul 2017 07:16

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