An analytical method to evaluate the effect of a turning corner on 3D slope stability

Yingbin Zhang, Guangqi Chen, Bo Wang, Liang Li

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Abstract

The cut complement method (CCM) used to evaluate the effect of a turning corner is discussed in this paper. It is crucial to evaluate the turning corner effect in three-dimensional (3D) slope engineering because this effect may influence the slope stability. CCM determines the criticality of opposing effects by comparing the stabilities of the different components of a turning corner slope (turning, virtual and common components). These effects depend on the slope angle and the cohesion and internal friction angle. CCM determines the critical slope angles for a turning slope with different shear strengths. These results are presented graphically to facilitate the safe and economic design and the reinforcement of corner turning slopes.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)40-45
Number of pages6
JournalComputers and Geotechnics
Volume53
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sep 1 2013

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology
  • Computer Science Applications

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