Rocky Mountain Research Station Publications
RMRS Online Publication - Journal
Articles, External Publications, and Special Reports
Slope Stability Reference Guide for National Forests in the United States
Prellwitz, Rodney W.; Koler, Thomas E.; and Steward, John E., coords. 1994. Slope Stability Reference Guide for National Forests in the United States. Publication EM-7170-13. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Agriculture, U.S. Forest Service, Engineering Staff. 3 volumes, 1091 p.
The Slope Stability Reference Guide for National Forests in the United States covers stability of both soil and rock slopes. Written by 23 authors, who are present or former Forest Service engineering geologists, geotechnical engineers and geomorphologists, it is an attempt to capture the technical advancements made by the Forest Service over the past 25 years in predicting and analyzing slope behavior in mountainous terrain.
Volume I contains discussions on initial slope stability assessments, field investigation techniques, and case histories.
Volume II presents fundamental soil and rock mechanics and a thorough review of ground water fundamentals and principles as they relate to effective stress in stability analysis. Volume II also contains a section on the theory and derivations of limiting equilibrium analysis and the various methods used. Sample problems of soil and rock slope stability case histories are also included with solutions provded for both natural and constructed slopes using both probabilistic and deterministic methods.
Volume III contains a comprehensive evaluation of stabilization alternatives, decision analyses, and construction control methods used by the Forest Service, with step-by-step design examples and specifications; these include: cutoff trenches; horizontal drains; geocomposite drains; retaining structures; shear keys; reinforced fills; rock bolts and dowels; shotcrete; rockfall screening; and soil nailing.
About PDFs: For best results, do not open the PDF in your Web browser. Right-click on the PDF link to download the PDF file directly to your computer. Click here for more PDF help.
The PDF below have been scanned and converted to text. Some errors may occur.
Download Volume I
PDF File Size: 8.9 MB
Download Volume II
PDF File Size: 8.5 MB
Download Volume III
PDF File Size: 8 MB
Title: RMRS Other
Publications: Slope Stability Reference Guide for National Forests
in the United States
Electronic Publish Date: April 3, 2007
Last Update: April 3, 2007
RMRS Publications | Order a publication | Contact Us