Tempo-Spatial Distribution and Triggering Mechanism of Loess Landslide: A Case Study from South Jingyang Platform, Shaanxi

  • Zhao Duan
  • Wen-chieh ChengEmail author
  • Jianbing Peng
  • Wei Chen
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Science, Technology & Innovation book series (ASTI)


Landslide hazard is often seen in the boundary of loess platforms in northwest China. There are more than 60 loess landslides recorded in Jingyang platform in the past five decades. Two types of the loess landslide, which are flowslide and slide, have been categorized. In this study, a statistical analysis to characterize the loess landslides was conducted. Additionally, a series of constant shear drained (CSD) triaxial tests were undertaken to reveal the triggering mechanism of the loess landslides. The irrigation-water infiltration and sequence and rule of loess landslide play a crucial role in triggering the loess landslides. These results provide the insights into the countermeasures recommended to resist the loess landslide hazard, thereby reduce the potential of loess landslide in the future.


Loess landslide Jingyang platform Irrigation-water infiltration Tempo-spatial distribution 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Zhao Duan
    • 1
  • Wen-chieh Cheng
    • 2
    Email author
  • Jianbing Peng
    • 3
  • Wei Chen
    • 1
  1. 1.College of Geology and EnvironmentXi’an University of Science and TechnologyXi’anChina
  2. 2.School of Civil EngineeringInstitute of Tunnel and Underground Structure Engineering, Xi’an University of Architecture and TechnologyXi’anChina
  3. 3.School of Geology Engineering and GeomaticsChang’an UniversityXi’anChina

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