publication . Article . 2014

Stability charts for uniform slopes in soils with nonlinear failure envelopes

Hisham T. Eid;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Jan 2014
  • Publisher: Elsevier B.V.
  • Country: Qatar
Based on the results of an extensive parametric study, charts were developed for assessment of the stability of uniform slopes in soils with nonlinear shear strength failure envelopes. The study was conducted using envelopes formed to represent the realistic shapes of soil nonlinear drained strength envelopes and the associated different degrees of nonlinearity. The introduction of a simple methodology to describe the nonlinear envelopes and a stability parameter, the value of which depends on the degree of this nonlinearity has made it possible to produce such charts. The presented charts are easy to use and do not require an iterative procedure when determinin...
free text keywords: Failure envelope, Landslides, Nonlinearity, Shear strength, Slope stability, Stability charts, Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology, Geology, Structural engineering, business.industry, business, Stability parameter, Geotechnical engineering, Engineering, Parametric statistics, Nonlinear system, Landslide, Soil water
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