SAFETY ANALYSIS OF SLOPES

A PROBLEM IS CONSIDERED IN SLOPE STABILITY WHICH IS DESIGNED BY A SET OF PROCEDURES DEEMED REPRESENTATIVE OF CURRENT PRACTICE. THIS IS CALLED THE CONVENTIONAL PRACTICE. THE VARIOUS UNCERTAINTIES AND ERRORS ARE EVALUATED FROM PUBLISHED RESEARCH RESULTS, AND ARE USED TO COMPUTE THE FAILURE PROBABILITY OF SLOPES DESIGNED ACCORDING TO THE CONVENTIONAL PRACTICE. STATISTICAL DECISION THEORY IS USED TO OBTAIN THE OPTIMUM SAFETY FACTOR AND THE EXPECTED COST. THE RESULTS ALSO SHOW THE EFFECT OF UNCERTAINTIES ON THE OPTIMUM DESIGN AND THE EXPECTED COST. THIS STUDY ILLUSTRATES ONE APPROACH IN THE APPLICATION OF RESEARCH RESULTS TO PRACTICE AND THE EVALUATION OF BENEFITS GAINED FROM RESEARCH. /AUTHOR/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Vol 96, No SM2, PROC PAPER 7174, PP 609-630
  • Authors:
    • Wu, T H
    • Kraft, L M
  • Publication Date: 1970-3

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  • Accession Number: 00235653
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 13 1970 12:00AM