An application of the interaction matrices method for slope failure susceptibility zoning: Dogankent settlement area (Giresun, NE Turkey)

Ceryan N., Ceryan S.

BULLETIN OF ENGINEERING GEOLOGY AND THE ENVIRONMENT, vol.67, no.3, pp.375-385, 2008 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier


Large-scale instability phenomena frequently occur in slopes in such geologically complex areas as Dogankent in NE Turkey. This study presents an application of the interaction matrices (IM) methodology, as a semi-qualitative method sensitive to large-scale slope instability. For both rock and soil slopes, the main interactive factors were distance from faults, degree of weathering and slope angle. Using IM, a slope failure susceptibility map was created for the Dogankent area and checked again field evidence. The results indicated that IM could be a useful method for slope stability assessment.