SLOPE STABILITY ANALYSIS BY DESK TOP COMPUTER

THE STABILITY ANALYSIS OF EARTH SLOPES AND EMBANKMENTS BY THE USE OF SMALL INEXPENSIVE DESK TOP COMPUTERS IS DESCRIBED. THREE METHODS OF ANALYSIS WHICH USE THIS APPROACH (THE FELLENIUS AND JANBU METHODS, AND THE BISHOP APPROXIMATION), ARE BRIEFLY DESCRIBED, AND PROGRAM DETAILS FOR EACH METHOD ARE GIVEN. THE USE OF THE PROGRAMS IS ILLUSTRATED BY A COMPARISON OF THE FACTOR OF SAFETY OBTAINED BY EACH METHOD FOR THREE TYPICAL PRACTICAL PROBLEMS. THESE COMPUTER METHODS PRODUCE QUICK RESULTS WHEN THE SLOPE PROFILE, SLIP SURFACE AND SOIL PROPERTIES ARE COMPLEX, AND ARE PARTICULARLY APPLICABLE TO THE INVESTIGATION OF FAILURE ALONG A KNOWN SLIP SURFACE. DESK TOP MACHINES COST ABOUT $4800, AND DO NOT REQUIRE PUNCHED CARDS OR TAPES, OR A KNOWLEDGE OF COMPUTER LANGUAGE. /RRL/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Vol 65, No 772, PP 1308-1309, 1313, 4 FIG, 1 TAB, 1 PHOT, 3
  • Authors:
    • Pimenta, L R
  • Publication Date: 1970-11

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  • Accession Number: 00234994
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Road Research Laboratory /UK
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 18 1971 12:00AM