Hydro-mechanical Analysis of Rainfall-Induced Landslides

  • Lizhou Wu
  • Runqiu Huang
  • Xu Li

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Lizhou Wu, Runqiu Huang, Xu Li
    Pages 1-18
  3. Lizhou Wu, Runqiu Huang, Xu Li
    Pages 61-98
  4. Lizhou Wu, Runqiu Huang, Xu Li
    Pages 99-138
  5. Lizhou Wu, Runqiu Huang, Xu Li
    Pages 139-186
  6. Lizhou Wu, Runqiu Huang, Xu Li
    Pages 187-235

About this book


Most landslides are triggered by rainfall. In previous studies, slope stability is often evaluated based on the infiltration analysis. Hydro-mechanical coupling is significant to rainfall-caused landslide evolution. This book covers theoretical models of unsaturated infiltration, and provides hydro-mechanical models for rainfall-induced landslides. The influences of rainfall patterns, boundary conditions, layered structures, and SWCC hysteresis on the coupled unsaturated infiltration and deformation are discussed. Laboratory testing of rainfall-induced landslides is performed to study the developing process of landslide upon rainfall infiltration. The results provide a better understanding of rainfall-induced landslides.


Unsaturated Soil Slope Stability Analysis Rainfall-Induced Landslide Numerical Model Rainfall Infiltration Soil Slope Failure Unsaturated Soil Mechanics

Authors and affiliations

  • Lizhou Wu
    • 1
  • Runqiu Huang
    • 2
  • Xu Li
    • 3
  1. 1.College of Environment and Civil EngineeringChengdu University of TechnologyChengduChina
  2. 2.Chengdu University of TechnologyChengduChina
  3. 3.School of Civil EngineeringBeijing Jiaotong UniversityBeijingChina

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Science Press 2020
  • Publisher Name Springer, Singapore
  • eBook Packages Engineering
  • Print ISBN 978-981-15-0760-1
  • Online ISBN 978-981-15-0761-8
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