Factors of safety by limit equilibrium and strength reduction methods

Yung Ming Cheng, W. B. Wei, T. Länsivaara

Research output: Chapter in book / Conference proceedingConference article published in proceeding or bookAcademic researchpeer-review

4 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

The factors of safety and the locations of critical failure surfaces obtained by limit equilibrium method and strength reduction method are compared for various slopes. For simple homogenous soil slopes, it is found that the results from these two methods are generally in good agreement. There are however cases where great differences between the two methods may occur in some special circumstances which should be considered in analysis.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 6th European Conference on Numerical Methods in Geotechnical Engineering - Numerical Methods in Geotechnical Engineering
Pages485-490
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2006
Event6th European Conference on Numerical Methods in Geotechnical Engineering - Numerical Methods in Geotechnical Engineering - Graz, Austria
Duration: 6 Sep 20068 Sep 2006

Conference

Conference6th European Conference on Numerical Methods in Geotechnical Engineering - Numerical Methods in Geotechnical Engineering
Country/TerritoryAustria
CityGraz
Period6/09/068/09/06

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology
  • Numerical Analysis

Cite this