THE BEHAVIOR OF STATISTICALLY HETEROGENEOUS EXCAVATED EARTH SLOPES - SUPPLEMENTAL FINAL REPORT

The computer program which was originally developed for evaluating the behavior of earth slopes has been modified, extended, and further tested and documented. The program can now handle soil excavation problems, embankment problems, and in-plane elasticity problems. The constituent materials in each of these problem types may be layered in horizontal layers and taken as deterministic or statistically heterogeneous. The program utilizes an incremental procedure in the simulation of earthwork excavation or filling and thereby solves nonlinear problems in a piecewise linear manner. Its modified and extended form offers greater program capabilities, easier data preparation, and reduced core storage and computer execution time relative to the original version. Improved descriptions are presented for the computer program regarding, (1) its capabilities, (2) its internal makeup and solution sequence, (3) the preparation of input data, and (4) the control of program output.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • This report was sponsored by the Alabama State Highway Department and prepared in cooperation with the U.S. Department of Transportation Federal Highway Administration.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Auburn University

    Department of Civil Engineering, Harbert Engineering Center
    Auburn, AL  USA  36849
  • Authors:
    • Ramey, G E
  • Publication Date: 1974-6

Media Info

  • Pagination: 169 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00096753
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: HPR Report No 67-B
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-HS-930-064
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 15 1975 12:00AM