Special Issue "Analysis of the Kinematic Evolution of Active Landslides"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 June 2019).
Interests: natural hazards; geotechnical engineering; engineering geology; rock and soil slope stability; numerical Modelling; landslide propagation analysis; underground cave stability
The assessment of the kinematical evolution of slow landslides is challenging for the analysis and zonation of risk for landslide areas interacting with structures and infrastructure. Detecting the displacement rate field of the different sectors of a slow landslide, along with the factors controlling these trends, can represent a fundamental source of knowledge to derive important information for the prediction of the expected damage to buildings and infrastructure over years, and to define efficient risk mitigation strategies. The kinematical trend of an active landslide is generally the effect of the combination of resisting and driving factors, giving rise to a specific function of variation of landslide displacement rate over time.
This Special Issue is expected to collect scientific peer-reviewed contributions that could provide advancements in the interpretation of active landslide processes, with regard to the role of specific factors, as the geometrical and geological landslide features, the pore water pressure regime, the soil mobilized strength, the soil viscosity, to mention a few. Such analyses generally require the application of analytical models or numerical models, either two-dimensional and three-dimensional, as well as the use of field monitoring data in order to derive indications on the influence of the specific factors in the active landslide behavior. Moreover, satellite interferometry techniques have recently allowed to obtain spatial and temporal evolution of slow deformation phenomena over long time spans. Case studies, as well as theoretical solutions, are welcome.
Dr. Piernicola Lollino
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- landslide displacement rate
- pore water pressures
- soil mobilized strength
- analytical model
- numerical modeling
- in-situ monitoring
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