TOTAL STRESS VERSUS EFFECTIVE STRESS STABILITY ANALYSIS OF EMBANKMENTS ON SOFT CLAY
This thesis investigates the use of two types of stability analysis, i.e. total stress and effective stress, for evaluating the factor of safety of embankments constructed on soft clay. Three classes of stability problems are defined based upon the drainage conditions during construction and shear. The use of both types of analyses for each class of stability is discussed. The factors of safety computed for both types of analyses are compared for three situations: eight case studies of actual embankment failures; variation with embankment height for seven embankments; and the long term stability for two hypothetical embankments.
Air Force Institute of TechnologySchool of Engineering, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base
Dayton, OH United States 45433
- Boyce, S C
- Publication Date: 1978-12
- Pagination: 109 p.
- TRT Terms: Alternatives analysis; Analysis; Clay; Drainage; Embankments; Failure; Safety; Slope failure; Soft clays; Soil mechanics; Stability (Mechanics); Stability analysis; Stresses; Structural analysis; Theses
- Old TRIS Terms: Analytical method; Embankment failures; Embankment stability
- Subject Areas: Geotechnology; Highways; Hydraulics and Hydrology; Safety and Human Factors;
- Accession Number: 00304311
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
- Report/Paper Numbers: AFIT-CI-79-99T MS Thesis
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Dec 29 1980 12:00AM