A Simple Method for Evaluating Progressive Failure Process of Rainfall-Induced Shallow Landslide

  • Yang Tang
  • KunLong YinEmail author
  • Wei Wu
Conference paper
Part of the Springer Series in Geomechanics and Geoengineering book series (SSGG)


Rainfall-induced shallow landslide is a significant issue in the south and southwest of China. It generally exhibits the behavior of progressive failure. However, the overall stability of coefficients can’t reflect the development of the local failure. In this article, a simple method, which is utilizing the progressive failure combined with the improved Green-Ampt model, is proposed to solve this problem during the rainfall. Taking the Guzhang shallow landslide as an example, it shows that the initial failure area of the shallow landslide is revealed in the front and middle of the landslide during the rainfall.


Shallow landslide Green-Ampt model Progressive failure 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institute of Geological SurveyChina University of GeosciencesWuhanChina
  2. 2.Faculty of EngineeringChina University of GeosciencesWuhanChina
  3. 3.Institute of Geotechnical EngineeringUniversity of Natural Resources and Life SciencesViennaAustria

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