Slope stability: practical exercises

Alberto Pio Fiori

Slope Stability: practical exercises illustrates, through several exercises, slope study cases, offering step-by-step resolutions and explaining how to apply the main concepts of Soil Mechanics and Rocks and theoretical and empirical analysis techniques.


The work presents sections on stability analysis of finite and infinite slopes, the role of rainfall intensity and recurrent landslides. The only book to deal with rocky slope stability due to wedge breaks and planar landslides, presents two chapters on stereographic projection to support the analysis. Originally present in the book Fundamentals of Soil Mechanics and Rocks, they are complemented in this edition with didactic exercises solved. It is a practical and basic benchmark for determining the slope safety factor, designing containment works or planning mitigation measures.

Original title
Estabilidade de taludes: exercícios práticos
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About the authors

Alberto Pio Fiori

Alberto Pio Fiori is a professor of Geology at the Institute of Geosciences of the University of São Paulo. He completed his postdoctoral degree from the University of Siena (Italy) and was a researcher at CNPq for about 20 years. He is the author of the books Introdução à análise da deformação and Fundamentos de mecânica dos solos e das rochas: aplicação na estabilidade de taludes, the later in co-authoring with Luigi Carmignani. He is currently professor of Geology at the Federal University of Paraná.