FINITE ELEMENT ANALYSES OF SLOPES IN SOIL.
CALIFORNIA UNIV BERKELEY COLL OF ENGINEERING
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The study described in this report was conducted to investigate the behavior of excavated slopes and embankments using the finite element method of analysis. The aspects of slope behavior considered include stresses, strains, displacements, pore pressures, and progressive development of failure zones. Analyses have been performed using nonlinear stress-strain characteristics as well as linear elastic stress-strain behavior. A method has been developed for simulating analytically the excavation of a slope in a clay layer with arbitrary initial stress conditions. Author
- Soil Mechanics