Influencia de la cohesión aparente generada por raíces sobre la estabilidad de un talud natural en las dunas de Reñaca

Translated title of the contribution: Effect of aparent cohesion from tree roots on the stability of natural slopes of Reñaca dunes

C. Sanhueza, G. Villavicencio

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Abstract

Several researches have shown that vegetation plays a key roll in preventing displacements of soil masses, particularly of surficial displacement of slopes. Thus, tree roots provide a reinforcement system that depends on its structure and distribution. This article presents a research applied to a natural slope in Reñaca-Chile, and the objective is to analyze the apparent cohesion developed as a result of roots existing in the slope. The analysis of the problem was conducted for two scenarios: static loading and a pseudostatic loading based on data collected after the 1985 Chile earthquake (Mw7.8). From this analysis, different factors of safety and seismically induced displacements have been estimated.

Translated title of the contributionEffect of aparent cohesion from tree roots on the stability of natural slopes of Reñaca dunes
Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)16-31
Number of pages16
JournalRevista de la Construccion
Volume11
Issue number1
StatePublished - Apr 2012
Externally publishedYes

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