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A physical model predicting instability of rock slopes with locked segments along a potential slip surface

  title={A physical model predicting instability of rock slopes with locked segments along a potential slip surface},
  author={Chen Hongran and Qin Siqing and Xue Lei and Yang Baicun and Zhang Ke},
  journal={arXiv: Geophysics},
Predicting the occurrence of landslides is important to prevent or reduce loss of lives and property. The stability of rock slopes is often dominated by one or more locked segments along a potential slip surface; these segments have relatively high strength and accumulate strain energy. Locked segments can be preliminarily classified into three categories: "rock bridge", "retaining wall" and "sustaining arch." Coupling a one-dimensional renormalization group model with the strain-softening… 

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