Investigating the effect of Antecedent Rainfall on Pore-Water Pressure Distribution Characteristics in Residual Soil Slopes under Tropical Rainfall

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Investigating the effect of Antecedent Rainfall on Pore-Water Pressure Distribution Characteristics in Residual Soil Slopes under Tropical Rainfall

September 11, 2021 Environment and Earth Science 0

The main characteristics of fluctuations in pore-water pressure distribution are connected with unsaturated soil slope instability. Flux boundary conditions at the soil–atmosphere interface have a direct impact on them (rainfall infiltration, evaporation, and evapo-transpiration). Two slopes at the Universiti Teknologi Malaysia’s Skudai campus in Malaysia were instrumented using a Jet Fill Tensiometer. To study the effect of antecedents, field monitoring data was used to estimate pore-water pressure distributions on residual soil slopes under tropical climate conditions. The effect of rain on pore-water pressure distributions Slope stability analyses were also performed at a depth of 1.0-2.0 metre for each slope to determine the factor of safety range. Preceding rainfall, beginning pore-water pressures before to a big rainfall event, and the magnitude of the rainfall event all have a role in the establishment of the worst pore-water pressure state on a slope, according to the findings. The influence of antecedent rainfall on the creation of the worst pore-water pressure state was shown to be greater in residual soils with low permeability than in residual soils with high permeability. Low permeability residual soi factor of safety

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Mohamed Elbyhagi Elfadil
Bridges Department, NewTech Consulting Group, Sudan.

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