Applied Mathematics and Mechanics

, Volume 20, Issue 10, pp 1121–1127 | Cite as

Global composite element iteration for analysis of seepage free surface

  • Chen Hongkai
  • Tang Hongmei
  • Xiao Shengxie


As one of the most difficult topics in rock mass hydromechanics, seepage free surface plays an important part in slope stability researches. Based on analysi of numerical methods to solve seepage free surface, global composite element iteration (GCEI) is presented in this paper. FEM program is made by using CGEI Calculation shows that not only the program is simple using GCEI, but also the tolerance is higher after 5 iterations

Key words

rock mass slope seepage free surface global composite element iteration verification 

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© Editorial Committee of Applied Mathematics and Mechanics 1999

Authors and Affiliations

  • Chen Hongkai
    • 1
  • Tang Hongmei
    • 1
  • Xiao Shengxie
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of River EngineeringChongqing Jiaotong InstituteChongqingP R China

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