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Types of Slope Failures

Slope Fails

Slope Fails

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An earth Slope or soil slope is an inclined surface of soil mass which can be either natural or man-made. Different types of slope failures and of their failure surfaces are discussed below.

Types of Slope Failures

Soil slope failures are generally of four types :

  1. Translational Failure
  2. Rotational Failure
  3. Wedge Failure
  4. Compound Failure

Translational Failure

Fig 1: Translational Failure

Rotational Failure

Fig 2: Types of Rotational Failures
Fig 3: Rotational Failure

Wedge Failure

Fig 4: Wedge Failure

Compound Failure

Fig 5: Compound Failure
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