A Review Study for Rock Slope Stability Assessments and Stabilization Methods

Document Type : Review Articles


Department of Geology, Faculty of Science, Payame Noor University (PNU) - Shiraz branch, Shiraz, Iran



Slope stability of rock structures considered as the most important field in rock mechanics. Stability analysis of the jointed rock slopes are evolved during many years. The different methods are developed to understand and analysis various rock failures and describe sliding mechanism. The rock engineering experts in this field have provided significant achievements in terms of stability analysis and monitoring in jointed rock slopes and introduced extensive stability analysis and stabilization methods. The presented study is tried to prepare a review study on several works conducted on rock slope stability and stabilizations. In this regard, while examining the structured analysis of the stability of rocky slopes, some of the most important achievements in this field have been considered.