Deep Extrusive Landslides; Peculiarities of Formation, Development, and Protection

  • Andrey KazeevEmail author
  • German Postoev
Part of the Innovation and Discovery in Russian Science and Engineering book series (IDRSE)


The current study summarizes a vast body of knowledge encompassing an inventory of landslide cases, overview of mechanisms of landslide development, and slope stability assessments.

A new mechanism-based landslide classification is presented and discussed. The mechanism of formation of the limiting state in a soil mass during the preparation of the landslide is considered. The equations for assessment of a soil mass limited state prior landslide formation were obtained. Also the equation for calculation of a landslide slip surface depth was obtained, using slope morphological and soil strength parameters.

The article also contains scientific explanation of effective reinforcement of territories with deep block-type landslides. The suggested protection strategy bases on theoretical solutions of preparing of a destructive phase of landslide deformations, on taking into account mechanism peculiarities of deep block-type landslides, and also on investigation experience of such landslides in different engineering-geological conditions.


Landslide mechanisms Landslide classifications Calculation of a slip surface depth Reinforcement measures 



This research is supported by Russian Scientific Foundation (Project № 16-17-00125).


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Sergeev Institute of Environmental Geoscience of Russian Academy of Sciences (IEG RAS)MoscowRussia

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