THE SAFETY OF EMBANKMENTS AGAINST CREEP

LA SICUREZZA DEI TERRAPIENI NEI CONFRONTI DELLO SLITTAMIENTO

The calculation of the safety factor against embankment creep as a result of its own weight is discussed, and a procedure for evaluating the stresses along the slip surface is presented. The form and position of the most unfavourable surface are identified, and a computer program developed for calculating the condition variables. Some safety factors are derived for different embankment heights, and the parameters identifying the corresponding creep surfaces, are presented. /TRRL/

Media Info

  • Features: Figures;
  • Pagination: p. 309-314
  • Serial:
    • Giornale del Genio Civile
    • Volume: 122
    • Issue Number: 7-8
    • Publisher: Instituto Poligrafico e Zecca Dello Stato
    • ISSN: 0017-016X

Subject/Index Terms

Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00129680
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 7 1976 12:00AM