Stability charts for determining approximately the factor of safety of sidehill fills in which the fill is placed on a horizontal ground at one side and a hillside at the other is presented. A major limitation of the charts is the assumption that the original ground is much stiffer than the fills so that failures are limited within the fill only. However, there are many practical cases (e.g. the use of sidehill fills as a means of solid waste disposal) in which this assumption is totally valid, and these charts can be used as a rapid method for determining the factor of safety. A comparison of the factors of safety obtained from the charts with those from the ICES-LEASE computer program indicates that both are in good agreement. If the sidehill slope is at a considerable distance from the fill slope, a trial-and-error process is recommended to locate the minimum factor of safety.

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  • Accession Number: 00178396
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: ASCE 13755
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 14 1978 12:00AM