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Kinematics and Controlling Mechanics of the Slow Moving Ripley Landslide

  • Author / Creator
    Schafer, Matthew B.
  • The Ripley Landslide is one of several slow moving landslides in the Thompson River Valley, near Ashcroft, British Columbia. Both the Canadian Pacific and Canadian National Railway main lines cross this landslide. As a result, the site is an important part of Canada's transportation network and has been investigated and monitored with the goal of developing an operational strategy to aid in the safe operation of the railroads. A summary of the site investigation and monitoring results at the Ripley landslide are presented in this thesis, including information not used in previous publications. The monitoring results have been validated to ensure that the data are representative of the landslide behaviour. The updated geological and monitoring data are then analysed to develop cross sections and gain a better understanding of the kinematics of the Ripley Landslide and the mechanisms controlling its behaviour.

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  • Graduation date
    2016-06:Fall 2016
  • Type of Item
    Thesis
  • Degree
    Master of Science
  • DOI
    https://doi.org/10.7939/R3VQ2SG4B
  • License
    This thesis is made available by the University of Alberta Libraries with permission of the copyright owner solely for non-commercial purposes. This thesis, or any portion thereof, may not otherwise be copied or reproduced without the written consent of the copyright owner, except to the extent permitted by Canadian copyright law.
  • Language
    English
  • Institution
    University of Alberta
  • Degree level
    Master's
  • Department
    • Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • Specialization
    • Geotechnical Engineering
  • Supervisor / co-supervisor and their department(s)
    • Hendry, Michael (Civil and Environmental Engineering)
    • Martin, Derek (Civil and Environmental Engineering)
  • Examining committee members and their departments
    • Hendry, Michael (Civil and Environmental Engineering)
    • Beier, Nicholas (Civil and Environmental Engineering)
    • Martin, Derek (Civil and Environmental Engineering)
    • Cruden, David (Civil and Environmental Engineering)