FINITE ELEMENT ANALYSIS OF CENTRIFUGED AND BUILT-UP SLOPES

Initial stress finite element methods are applied to the analysis of slopes made of soil. The particular conditions considered apply to short-term loadings during which a significant proportion of the slope remains undrained, and a angle of shearing resistance (undrained) = 0 failure analysis would be appropriate. It is shown that the computations can incorporate a failure criterion which agrees well with that traditionally used in soil mechanics. The behaviour of many idealized slopes and of two embankment dams is predicted under two different loading conditions: that which applies during sequential construction in the field contrasted with that which applies during testing in the centrifuge laboratory. /Author/TRRL/

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Photos; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 531-559
  • Serial:
    • GEOTECHNIQUE
    • Volume: 24
    • Issue Number: 4
    • Publisher: Thomas Telford Limited
    • ISSN: 0016-8505

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00125128
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 18 1975 12:00AM