Investigation on interslice forces function/thrust line in slope stability problem by strength reduction and lower bound methods

Yung Ming Cheng, Y. J. Sun

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Abstract

The interslice forces relation f(x) or the thrust line is required for limit equilibrium analysis of slope, and it is usually considered as non-important for normal problems. The general trends of interslice force function f(x) and thrust line from strength reduction and limit equilibrium analyses are established in this study, and it is found that different f(x)/thrust line can give noticeable differences in the factoyrof safety in some cases, so f(x) or the thrust line should not be specified arbitrarily for a complicated problem.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2nd International Postgraduate Conference on Infrastructure and Environment, IPCIE 2010
Pages323-329
Number of pages7
Volume2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2010
Event2nd International Postgraduate Conference on Infrastructure and Environment, IPCIE 2010 - Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Duration: 1 Jun 20102 Jun 2010

Conference

Conference2nd International Postgraduate Conference on Infrastructure and Environment, IPCIE 2010
CountryHong Kong
CityHong Kong
Period1/06/102/06/10

Keywords

  • Interslice force function
  • Limit equilibrium method
  • Slope stability
  • Strength reduction method
  • Thrust line

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Building and Construction
  • Environmental Science(all)

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