This paper presents a generalized slope stability method based on the variational limiting equilibrium analysis introduced by Baker and Garber. The differential equation describing the normal stress distribution is determined analytically through a process of minimization of the factor of safety, while at the same time satisfying all the three limiting equilibrium equations for the entire sliding body. A distinguishing feature of the method is that, for a prescribed slip surface the corresponding factor of safety can be estimated without resorting to statistical assumptions. The paper describes a simple numerical procedure that enables the application of the statibity method. The applicability of the analysis predictions is estimated through determination of interslice forces.

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  • Features: Appendices; Figures; References;
  • Pagination: p. 851-867
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  • Accession Number: 00494270
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 31 1990 12:00AM