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Mechanics of Landslides

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Cogen, William Maurice (1937) Mechanics of Landslides. Dissertation (Ph.D.), California Institute of Technology. doi:10.7907/M78R-XP91. https://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechTHESIS:06092015-102434867

Abstract

The purpose of this investigation was to determine whether landslides could be predicted for hill slopes of known inclinations from data secured by laboratory tests performed on samples of the ground under consideration. Specifically, the investigation was to show whether a correlation existed between experimentally determined values for friction and cohesion of ground and calculated values based upon the configuration of earth masses that had slid. The ability to determine the stability of slopes from experimental data is of obvious significance.

Item Type:Thesis (Dissertation (Ph.D.))
Subject Keywords:landslides, hill slopes, slope stability, cohesion, hydrodynamic stress
Degree Grantor:California Institute of Technology
Division:Geological and Planetary Sciences
Major Option:Geology
Thesis Availability:Public (worldwide access)
Research Advisor(s):
  • Buwalda, John P. (advisor)
  • Converse, Frederick James (co-advisor)
Thesis Committee:
  • Unknown, Unknown
Defense Date:1 January 1936
Additional Information:Supplemental Files Information: Isometric sketch of shearing apparatus: Supplement 1 from "Mechanics of landslides" (Thesis). Contour map of Parker Avenue Landslide, Lone Mountain, San Francisco: Supplement 2 from "Mechanics of landslides" (Thesis). Date(s) Collected: 1936. Geologic section through hillside at station 12+00 along Parker Avenue, Lone Mountain, San Francisco: Supplement 3 from "Mechanics of landslides" (Thesis). Date(s) Collected: 1936. Graphical determination of requisite to sliding for cross-section through landslide at station 12+00 along Parker Avenue: Supplement 4 from "Mechanics of landslides" (Thesis). Date(s) Collected: 1936. Graphical determination of requisite resistance to sliding for cross-section through landslide at station 12+00 along Parker Avenue: Supplement 5 from "Mechanics of landslides" (Thesis). Date(s) Collected: 1936. Graphical determination of requisite resistance to sliding for cross-section through hillside at station 12+00 along Parker Avenue, Lone Mountain, San Francisco: Supplement 6 from "Mechanics of landslides" (Thesis). Date(s) Collected: 1936. Graphical determination of requisite resistance to sliding for cross-section through hillside at station 12+00 along Parker Avenue, Lone Mountain, San Francisco: Supplement 7 from "Mechanics of landslides" (Thesis). Date(s) Collected: 1936. Graphical determination of coefficients of cohesion and friction for cross-section through landslide “A” along Turk Street, Lone Mountain, San Francisco: Supplement 8 from "Mechanics of landslides" (Thesis). Date(s) Collected: 1936. Graphical determination of coefficients of cohesion and friction for cross-section through landslide “B” along Turk Street, Lone Mountain, San Francisco: Supplement 9 from "Mechanics of landslides" (Thesis). Date(s) Collected: 1936. Graphical determination of coefficients of cohesion and friction for cross-section through landslide along Huntington Drive near Minto Ct., Los Angeles, California: Supplement 10 from "Mechanics of landslides" (Thesis). Date(s) Collected: 1936. Graphical determination of coefficients of cohesion and friction for cross-section through landslide in Potrero Canyon, Los Angeles County, California: Supplement 11 from "Mechanics of landslides" (Thesis). Date(s) Collected: 1936. Graphical determination of coefficients of cohesion and friction for cross-section through Bel-Air landslide along Roosevelt Highway, 1000 feet West of Pulga Canyon, Los Angeles County: Supplement 12 from "Mechanics of landslides" (Thesis). Date(s) Collected: 1936. Graphical determination of coefficients of cohesion and friction for cross-section through landslide along Roosevelt Highway at mouth of Temescal Canyon, Los Angeles County, California: Supplement 13 from "Mechanics of landslides" (Thesis). Date(s) Collected: 1936.
Record Number:CaltechTHESIS:06092015-102434867
Persistent URL:https://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechTHESIS:06092015-102434867
DOI:10.7907/M78R-XP91
Related URLs:
URLURL TypeDescription
https://doi.org/10.22002/D1.639DOISupplement 1 in CaltechDATA: Isometric sketch of shearing apparatus
https://doi.org/10.22002/D1.640DOISupplement 2 in CaltechDATA: Contour map of Parker Avenue Landslide, Lone Mountain, San Francisco
https://doi.org/10.22002/D1.641DOISupplement 3 in CaltechDATA: Geologic section through hillside at station 12+00 along Parker Avenue, Lone Mountain, San Francisco
https://doi.org/10.22002/D1.642DOISupplement 4 in CaltechDATA: Graphical determination of requisite to sliding for cross-section through landslide at station 12+00 along Parker Avenue
https://doi.org/10.22002/D1.643DOISupplement 5 in CaltechDATA: Graphical determination of requisite resistance to sliding for cross-section through landslide at station 12+00 along Parker Avenue
https://doi.org/10.22002/D1.644DOISupplement 6 in CaltechDATA: Graphical determination of requisite resistance to sliding for cross-section through hillside at station 12+00 along Parker Avenue, Lone Mountain, San Francisco
https://doi.org/10.22002/D1.645DOISupplement 7 in CaltechDATA: Graphical determination of requisite resistance to sliding for cross-section through hillside at station 12+00 along Parker Avenue, Lone Mountain, San Francisco
https://doi.org/10.22002/D1.646DOISupplement 8 in CaltechDATA: Graphical determination of coefficients of cohesion and friction for cross-section through landslide “A” along Turk Street, Lone Mountain, San Francisco
https://doi.org/10.22002/D1.647DOISupplement 9 in CaltechDATA: Graphical determination of coefficients of cohesion and friction for cross-section through landslide “B” along Turk Street, Lone Mountain, San Francisco
https://doi.org/10.22002/D1.648DOISupplement 10 in CaltechDATA: Graphical determination of coefficients of cohesion and friction for cross-section through landslide along Huntington Drive near Minto Ct., Los Angeles, California
https://doi.org/10.22002/D1.649DOISupplement 11 in CaltechDATA: Graphical determination of coefficients of cohesion and friction for cross-section through landslide in Potrero Canyon, Los Angeles County, California
https://doi.org/10.22002/D1.650DOISupplement 12 in CaltechDATA: Graphical determination of coefficients of cohesion and friction for cross-section through Bel-Air landslide along Roosevelt Highway, 1000 feet West of Pulga Canyon, Los Angeles County
https://doi.org/10.22002/D1.651DOISupplement 13 in CaltechDATA: Graphical determination of coefficients of cohesion and friction for cross-section through landslide along Roosevelt Highway at mouth of Temescal Canyon, Los Angeles County, California
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