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Controlling parameters for rainfall-induced landslides

Tsaparas, I.; Rahardjo, H.; Toll, D.G.; Leong, E.C.


I. Tsaparas

H. Rahardjo

E.C. Leong


Slope instability due to rainfall is a common geotechnical problem in tropical and subtropical areas. The numerical analysis of this problem requires the definition of various hydrological characteristics of the soil in addition to the climatic information. This work attempts to identify the influence of some of those parameters on the stability of an unsaturated soil slope during rainfall. The results of the analysis show that the ratio between the saturated coefficient of permeability with respect to water and the rainfall patterns can significantly influence the seepage pattern within an unsaturated soil slope.


Tsaparas, I., Rahardjo, H., Toll, D., & Leong, E. (2002). Controlling parameters for rainfall-induced landslides. Computers and Geotechnics, 29(1), 1-27.

Journal Article Type Article
Publication Date 2002-01
Deposit Date Aug 29, 2006
Journal Computers and Geotechnics
Print ISSN 0266-352X
Publisher Elsevier
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 29
Issue 1
Pages 1-27
Keywords Residual soil slope, Unsaturated soils, Infiltration, Stability.