Mechanism of Rock Slope Failure in Selected Quarries in Oyo State, Nigeria
Rock slope failure mechanisms were assessed in this study using KOPEC and RCC quarries as case studies in Oyo state. Discontinuities such as joints and bedding planes were obtained through face mapping and scanline survey of the excavated slopes of the quarries. Stereographic projections of the discontinuities were generated using ROCKPACK III and the stereonets analyzed in accordance with Markland’s plane failure analysis. The results of the analyses show that there are possibilities of plane failures in the south- east region of KOPEC quarry slope face and south –west region of RCC quarry slope face. It is therefore recommended that constant monitoring of the slope failure should be done and the slope angle should be less than 700 and 600 for KOPEC quarry and RCC quarry respectively.
Prof. A.O. Akii Ibhadode
J.M. Akande and M.A. Idris, "Mechanism of Rock Slope Failure in Selected Quarries in Oyo State, Nigeria ", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 18-19, pp. 13-19, 2007