Assessment of rock slope stability by slope mass rating (SMR): A case study for the gas flare site in Assalouyeh, South of Iran


AZARAFZA M., Akgun H. , ASGHARI-KALJAHI E.

GEOMECHANICS AND ENGINEERING, vol.13, no.4, pp.571-584, 2017 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 13 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Doi Number: 10.12989/gae.2017.13.4.571
  • Title of Journal : GEOMECHANICS AND ENGINEERING
  • Page Numbers: pp.571-584

Abstract

Slope mass rating (SMR) is commonly used for the geomechanical classification of rock masses in an attempt to evaluate the stability of slopes. SMR is calculated from the RMR89-basic (basic rock mass rating) and from the characteristic features of discontinuities, and may be applied to slope stability analysis as well as to slope support recommendations.