Special Issue "Water-Induced Landslides: Prediction and Control"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 22 December 2019.
Prof. Dr. Enrico Conte
Dipartimento di Ingegneria Civile,Università della Calabria,Via P. Bucci, cubo 44b, 87036 Rende (Cosenza) Italy
Interests: soil mechanics; numerical analysis; slope stability; landslides
The topic of this Special Issue, "Water-Induced Landslides: Prediction and Control", will be of great interest for many practical and scientific reasons. In fact, in many countries, landslides represent one of the major natural threats for the security of people, infrastructure, lifelines, and economic activities. Water is a primary cause of landslides, which can occur owing to intense rainfall, snowmelt, changes in groundwater level in slopes, and changes in water level of water reservoirs at the base of natural or artificial slopes, and along coastlines. These triggered factors, along with the properties of the involved soils, considerably affect the mechanical processes that lead to slope failure and the subsequent movements of landslide mass in the post-failure phase. For example, prolonged and extremely-intense rainfall could cause catastrophic and fast movement of rock and soil masses. Therefore, water plays a critical role in the study of landslides and the water–slope interaction should be investigated in detail.
Contributions concerning case studies and methods for slope stability analysis will be welcome for the present Special Issue. In particular, papers focused on the following topics: Rainfall-induced landslides, landslides activated by groundwater fluctuations, drainage systems for the slope stabilization and methods for their design, development of new monitoring techniques and nowcasting models for early warning systems, will be much appreciated.
Prof. Dr. Antonello Troncone
Prof. Dr. Enrico Conte
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- slope stability
- water seepage
- rain infiltration
- groundwater level
- analysis methods
- drainage measures