Three-dimensional slope stability problem with a surcharge load

Yung Ming Cheng, N. Li, X. Q. Yang

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A semi-analytical solution for the three-dimensional stability analysis of the ultimate uniform patched load on top of a slope is developed by the limit analysis using kinematically admissible failure mechanisms. The failure mechanism which is assumed in the analytical solution is verified by three-dimensional strength reduction analyses and laboratory model test. Furthermore, the proposed method and the results are further compared with some published results for illustrating the applicability of the proposed failure mechanism.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2227-2240
Number of pages14
JournalNatural Hazards and Earth System Sciences
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - 8 Oct 2015

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Earth and Planetary Sciences


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