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Slope Stability Analysis Using Numerical Modelling
American Journal of Civil Engineering
Volume 2, Issue 3, May 2014, Pages: 60-67
Accepted: Apr. 10, 2014; Published: Apr. 30, 2014
Authors
Ali Fawaz, Lebanese University, Institute of Technology (Saida) & Doctoral School of Sciences and Technologies, Modelling Centre, PRASE Beirut, Lebanon
Elias Farah, Lebanese University, Doctoral School of Sciences and Technologies, Modelling Centre, PRASE, Beirut, Lebanon
Fadi Hagechehade, Lebanese University, Institute of Technology (Saida) & Doctoral School of Sciences and Technologies, Modelling Centre, PRASE Beirut, Lebanon
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Abstract
This paper aims to analyze slope stability based on the numerical simulation using Plaxis software. The mechanical parameters of soil layers constituting the slope are evaluated from laboratory results and numerical simulations of in-situ pressuremeter tests. The study of the slope consists to determine the failure surface and the corresponding safety factor. This coefficient is calculated taking into consideration the influence of factors that contribute slope instability and following the use of several methods of reinforcement to strengthen the slope.
Keywords
Soil, Numerical Simulation, Slope Stability, Safety Factor, Failure Surface
Ali Fawaz, Elias Farah, Fadi Hagechehade, Slope Stability Analysis Using Numerical Modelling, American Journal of Civil Engineering. Vol. 2, No. 3, 2014, pp. 60-67. doi: 10.11648/j.ajce.20140203.11
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