Landslide - analysis and stabilization


  • Miklós Kovács
  • Zoltán Czap


Several metres thick top cover of a hillside slid down in a town near to Budapest. Buildings, communication and utility lines suffered damage. The author has found the cause of the movement in the seeping ground-water on the top of the underlying highly plastic clay. The design of stabilization rested on underground investigations and finite element analysis. The actual event calls the attention what type of careful arrangements are needed at similar construction projects.


hillside slip; slope stabilization; finite element analysis

How to Cite

Kovács, M., Czap, Z. “Landslide - analysis and stabilization”, Periodica Polytechnica Civil Engineering, 50(2), pp. 109–114, 2006.



Research Article