LANDSLIDE HAZARDS

LANDSLIDE HAZARDS

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Code
94641
ACADEMIC YEAR
2018/2019
CREDITS
5 credits during the 1st year of 10553 ENGINEERING FOR NATURAL RISK MANAGEMENT (LM-26) SAVONA
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR
GEO/05
LANGUAGE
English
TEACHING LOCATION
SAVONA (ENGINEERING FOR NATURAL RISK MANAGEMENT)
semester
2° Semester
modules
This unit is a module of:
Teaching materials

OVERVIEW

Landslide disasters are caused by exposure to hazardous motions of soil and rock that threaten vulnerable human settlements in mountains, cities, coasts, and islands” (from the Sendai Partnership Resolution). As known, landslide disasters cannot be expected, but we can prepare for them better.

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

The course deals with hazards posed by landslides and erosional processes resulting from natural phenomena and/or man-made actions. Firstly, the geotechnical bases and the principles of landslide classification, investigation and mapping, as well as the basic approaches to assess slope stability conditions will be presented. Later, the various techniques of slope monitoring and the methods available for the assessment of landslide susceptibility will be discussed. At last, the course will deal with aspects of landslide risk management, namely prevention and mitigation measures.

Teaching methods

Lessons and exercises/field trips.

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

Geotechnical bases; introduction to landslide processes; landslide classification; landslide activity and rate of movement; landslide risk, landslide hazard, landslide susceptibility; landslide mapping; geologic site exploration; landslide monitoring; slope stability concepts; methods for landslide susceptibility assessment; slope stabilization measures.

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

- Abramson L.W., Lee T.S., Sharma S., Boyce G.M. (2002) – Slope stability and stabilization methods. 2nd Ed. Wiley Interscience.

- Clague J.J, Stead D. (2012) – Landslides - Types, Mechanisms and Modeling. Cambridge University Press.

- Cruden, D. M. (1993). The multilingual landslide glossary. The International Geotechnical Societies UNESCO Working Party for World Landslide Inventory, 5.

- Highland, L., & Bobrowsky, P. T. (2008). The landslide handbook: a guide to understanding landslides (p. 129). Reston: US Geological Survey.

- Hungr, O., Leroueil, S., & Picarelli, L. (2014). The Varnes classification of landslide types, an update. Landslides, 11(2), 167-194.

Settles, E., Göttle, A., & Von Poschinger, A. (2008). Slope monitoring methods-a state of the art report. ClimChalp Interreg III B Alpine Space Work package, 6.

 

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Exam Board

GIACOMINO PEPE (President)

ANDREA CEVASCO (President)

SIMONE BARANI (President)

DANIELE SPALLAROSSA

EMANUELE RASO

GABRIELE FERRETTI

EGIDIO ARMADILLO

LESSONS

Teaching methods

Lessons and exercises/field trips.

LESSONS START

2nd semester

EXAMS

Exam description

Oral

Assessment methods

Oral examination to verify the learning of the subjects covered within the course and the ability of the student to discuss them

FURTHER INFORMATION

Attendance is recommended