Rock Slope Stability Assessment Along Rawanduz Main Road, Kurdistan Region

  • Rebaz Muhammed Qader Department of Geology, College of Science, Salahaddin University, Erbil, Iraq
  • Soran Hasan Arab Syan Department of Geology, College of Science, Salahaddin University, Erbil, Iraq
Keywords: Slope stability, Landslide, Rock slope, Rwanduz, Kurdistan

Abstract

The rock slope instability along the Khalifan-Bekhal-Rawanduz main road has been studied in the southwestern limb of the Bradost anticline (Mountain) and both northeastern and southwestern limb of the Korek anticline (Mountain) in the northeast of the Erbil city, Kurdistan Region, Iraq. The major factors of the instability of the rock slopes in the study area are types of discontinuous and the degree of erosion. Ten stations have been chosen for fieldwork. The expected failure types that may occur along the road are plane sliding and wedge sliding. This research is mainly focused on the type of failure along the rock slope and the factor that affect the instability of the studied slopes and have found that they are slope orientation and geometry of the discontinuity. Different remediation methods are proposed for the studied rock slopes base on rock slope analysis. The rock slopes along the road require continuous monitoring because of their hazard conditions. 

Published
2021-02-23