The lecturer at the Faculty of Engineering, University of Kufa, Prof. Dr. Mohammed Shakir Al-Shakerchy, participated in the second international conference held virtually at University of Al-Qadisiyah, for the period from 10-11 / March / 2021, using the Zoom platform, with the research entitled: “A Review of Slopes Stability Challenges and Neighbor Buildings”.
This research, which is part of a master’s thesis research in the Department of Civil Engineering in our Faculty, by Zahraa Ala Al-Din Al-Sharifi, and under the co-supervision of Assistant Professor Dr. Ali Akhtarbor from Ferdowsi University in Iran.
The research deals with presenting the latest developments in the research on the topic of slope stability, including the effect of each of the geometric characteristics of the slope and its soil on the stability of the slope in addition to studying the intertwining effect of the presence of buildings adjacent to the slope on its continuity.
During his conference, Al-Shakerchy reviewed the impact of earthquakes and precipitation (changing the state of saturation), which are two complex topics in the analysis of the stability of slopes, and the most complex is the study of the overlapping effect of all these influences simultaneously. He pointed out that there is great importance to the issue because of the tourist attraction of the slopes or the reduction of flat areas in some countries, which leads to an increase in construction near the slopes, which poses a great challenge to their stability.