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.
- This report was sponsored by the Alabama State Highway Department and prepared in cooperation with the U.S. Department of Transportation Federal Highway Administration.
Auburn UniversityDepartment of Civil Engineering, Harbert Engineering Center
Auburn, AL USA 36849
- Ramey, G E
- Publication Date: 1974-6
- Pagination: 169 p.
- TRT Terms: Computer programs; Earthwork; Elasticity (Mechanics); Embankments; Excavations; Heterogeneity; Samples; Slope stability; Slopes
- Subject Areas: Geotechnology; Highways;
- 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