Potential landslide hazard zoning based on numerical simulation and hazard assessment

Chia Ming Lo, Zheng Yi Feng*, Yan Xin Zhong, Ya Ting Dong

*Corresponding author for this work

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This study focused on the hazard zonation of potential deep-seated catastrophic landslides at the Chenyulan Creek watershed through numerical simulation and a hazard assessment method. Using the results of landform interpretation and geological surveys, we constructed a discrete element method to simulate the process of landslide movement and determine landslide hazard zonation. And then, we integrated landslide probability, kinetic energy, debris flow velocity, and debris front thickness to evaluate potential landslide hazard zoning in the study area. Finally, several landslide cases were simulated and the results can serve as a reference for disaster prevention, mapping and zoning of areas susceptible to geological hazards, and associated mitigation project planning.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)13-23
Number of pages11
JournalJournal of Chinese Soil and Water Conservation
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1 Mar 2016


  • Discrete element method
  • Hazard assessment
  • Hazard zonation
  • Landslide
  • Numerical model


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