Georisk design approach for sustainable development on Mountainous Terrain / M.Z. Ghania and Z. Mohamed

Ghania, M.Z. and Mohamed, Z. (2012) Georisk design approach for sustainable development on Mountainous Terrain / M.Z. Ghania and Z. Mohamed. In: 1st International Conference on Innovation and Technology for Sustainable Built Environment 2012 (ICITSBE 2012), 16-17 April 2012, Universiti Teknologi MARA Cawangan Perak.

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Abstract

Residential on or near mountainous terrain is becoming a popular life style partly owing to deficiency in flat land. However, it is subjected to risk of slope instability and slope hazards. Studies reported that slope hazards are commonly triggered by monsoon rain, human activities, deforestation or design and construction challenges. Slope hazard is identified as one of the frequent natural disasters that leads to fatalities and economic loss. Record shows that the past slope hazards in Malaysia had killed more than 500 peoples for the last forty years where the estimated economic loss is about 2.5 billion Malaysia Ringgit. This paper introduces the georisk and reliability design approach to predict the sustainability of development on or near mountainous terrains. A field study was conducted on fifty two slopes to identify the most frequent factor that trigger slope instability. Parameters such as slope geology, mode of slope failure, slope geometry, slope distress, rainfall, and drainage system and slope stabilization techniquewere studied. Further parametric study was carried out to determine the internal instability factor of slope failure.

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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
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Ghania, M.Z.
am_zuhelmy@yahoo.com
Mohamed, Z.
zaina556@perak.uitm.edu.my
Subjects: T Technology > TA Engineering. Civil engineering > Disasters and engineering
T Technology > TA Engineering. Civil engineering > Structural engineering > Structural design > Structural design for dynamic loads > Earthquake resistant design
T Technology > TA Engineering. Civil engineering > Engineering geology. Rock mechanics. Soil mechanics.
Divisions: Universiti Teknologi MARA, Perak > Seri Iskandar Campus
Event Title: 1st International Conference on Innovation and Technology for Sustainable Built Environment 2012 (ICITSBE 2012)
Event Dates: 16-17 April 2012
Page Range: pp. 866-872
Item ID: 43449
Uncontrolled Keywords: Georisk, Slope Failure, Instability Factor.
URI: https://ir.uitm.edu.my/id/eprint/43449

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