Numerical analysis of stresses and displacements for the Tafjord slide, Norway
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Original versionBulletin of Engineering Geology and the Environment. 2006, 65 57-63. 10.1007/s10064-005-0009-y
Numerical modelling has been used for analyzing stresses and displacements for the very steep and more than 1,000 m high Heggura rock slope near Tafjord, Norway where a disastrous 3 million m3 rock slide occurred in 1934. It is shown that very anisotropic stresses exist near the slope surface and displacements of the remaining slope as result of the 1934 slide have been calculated to up to 210 mm. Such considerable displacements are believed to have a significant impact on the present and future stability of the Heggura slope.