New approach to the finite element slope stability analysis incorporating the slice and the pile deformations

Hemanata Hazarika, Yasutaka Terado, Hirohide Hayamizu

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Abstract

Finite element formulation was incorporated in the existing method of slope stability analysis using slices, and new formulations were derived. In the formulations, at first only the deformations developed in the slices were considered. It was assumed that the nodal displacements develop along the sliding surface. Also, the shear force and the normal force acting on the slope were considered as the nodal forces on an element. By introducing a factor of safety between the two forces, so that the Mohr-Coulomb failure criterion is satisfied, a new relationship was derived. The new formulations thus render a unique solution without having imparting any additional condition, which is necessary in the conventional slope stability analyses. The formulations are then re-derived taking the deformation of a pile also into consideration in the case of a slope reinforced with piles. Numerical analyses were performed for two slopes: one in which no stabilizing piles are present in the slope and the other with one stabilizing pile. Highly reliable values of the global factor of safety and the external nodal force could be obtained from the analyses.

Original languageEnglish
Pages630-636
Number of pages7
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2000
Externally publishedYes
EventProceeedings of the 10th International Offshore and Polar Engineering Conference - Seattle, WA, USA
Duration: May 28 2000Jun 2 2000

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OtherProceeedings of the 10th International Offshore and Polar Engineering Conference
CitySeattle, WA, USA
Period5/28/006/2/00

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Ocean Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering

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Hazarika, H., Terado, Y., & Hayamizu, H. (2000). New approach to the finite element slope stability analysis incorporating the slice and the pile deformations. 630-636. Paper presented at Proceeedings of the 10th International Offshore and Polar Engineering Conference, Seattle, WA, USA, .