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.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology
- Computer Science Applications