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Analysis of the Mechanisms Underpinning Rainstorm-Induced Landslides

Shaojie Feng*, Leipeng Liu, Chen Gao, Hang Hu
School of Civil Engineering, North China University of Technology, Beijing, 100144, China
* Corresponding Author: Shaojie Feng. Email:

Fluid Dynamics & Materials Processing 2023, 19(5), 1189-1201.

Received 06 May 2022; Accepted 09 August 2022; Issue published 30 November 2022


The present study considers the damage mechanisms and the rainfall infiltration process responsible for landslide phenomena which originate from accumulation slopes. Accordingly, a physical test model is developed for different slopes and different rainfall conditions. Moreover, a three-dimensional laser scanner and a camera are used to monitor the slope erosion and the landslide dynamic evolution. Using this approach, the time variation curves of volumetric water content, pore water pressure, soil pressure, slope deformation, and damage are determined. The results show that under similar conditions, similar trends of the pore water pressure are achieved for different slopes and rainfall intensities.

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Analysis of the Mechanisms Underpinning Rainstorm-Induced Landslides


Landslide; rainfall infiltration; artificial rainfall; model test; 3D laser scanning

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Feng, S., Liu, L., Gao, C., Hu, H. (2023). Analysis of the Mechanisms Underpinning Rainstorm-Induced Landslides. FDMP-Fluid Dynamics & Materials Processing, 19(5), 1189–1201.

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