Research of geotechnical properties of slope covers from Jamne and Jaszcze stream valleys in Gorce Mts.
 
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Wydział Inżynierii Środowiska i Geodezji, Uniwersytet Rolniczy w Krakowie, al. Mickiewicza 24/28, 30-059 Kraków
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Wydział Nauk o Ziemi i Gospodarki Przestrzennej, Uniwersytet Marii Curie-Skłodowskiej w Lublinie, Aleja Kraśnicka 2, 20-718 Lublin
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Instytut Geografii i Przestrzennego Zagospodarowania im. S. Leszczyckiego PAN, ul. Św. Jana 22, 31-018 Kraków
Publish date: 2018-02-01
 
Inż. Ekolog. 2018; 1:44–52
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The test results pertaining to geotechnical parameters of slope covers from valleys of two mountainous streams from Gorce Mts. are presented in the paper. The tests were carried out in the context of slope stability estimation of the analyzed watersheds. The field studies included determination of basic physical properties of soil at several sites within the studied area, laboratory tests involved determination of particle size distribution, consistency limits, permeability coefficients and shear strengths, which were carried out at direct shear box and CIU tests in triaxial apparatus. The test results revealed that the tested slope covers can be described as coarse-grained soils with low content of clay fraction, characterized by low plasticity. The values of the internal friction angle of the average bad land were high and ranged from 28 to 38 degrees, whereas cohesion varied from 0 to 7 kPa. Generally, the higher values of angle of internal friction and lower cohesion were obtained from triaxial tests. The values of permeability coefficients determined using the infiltration method allow to characterize tested soils as a semi-permeable medium. The stability calculations using the SINMAP model have shown that a significant part of the analyzed area is prone to mass movements, giving a more conservative assessment of landslide vulnerability than the results of the SOPO report. The probabilistic slope stability calculation results indicate that the likelihood of slope failure increases significantly on the slopes with the inclination exceeding 20 degrees, and the results of the calculations providing a more detailed information of the mass movements susceptibility of the area than were obtained using the SINMAP model.
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Tymoteusz Adam Zydroń   
Uniwersytet Rolniczy im. H. Kołłątaja w Krakowie, Wydział Inżynierii Środowiska i Geodezji, al. Mickiewicza 24/28, 30-059 Kraków