Journal of Geological Research / 2009 / Article / Tab 3

Research Article

Slope Stability and Slope Formation in the Flysch Zone of the Vienna Forest (Austria)

Table 3

Soil mechanical characteristics and shear strength values of the mantle rocks and loam beds of landslide areas in the Vienna Forest Flysch zone, based on laboratory analyses, as well as in situ measurements.

Soil typeShort symbol after DIN 18196Consistence, compactness after DIN 18121, 18122Specific weight Friction angle (°)Cohesion Shear strength

low plastic silt of loess deposits, Ld 3 moderate compactULsupple20,027,5050–85
Solid21,05
moderate plastic clays and marls of periglacial cover beds, Ld 5 compactTMSupple19,022,5085–190
Solid20,510
sand-silt aggregate of decomposed (calcareous) sandstones, earth-moistSUmoderate compact20,032,511–15
Compact22,035,020–45
moderate plastic marls of Flysch bedrock interbedding, Ld 5 compactTMSupple19,022,5070–110
Solid20,510

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