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The Use of Computers for the Stability Analysis of Natural Slopes and Earth Dams Under Earthquake Conditions

  • A. Calvaruso
  • G. Seller
  • R. Trizzino
Conference paper

Abstract

Although increased use of electronic computers for stability analysis of slopes, both natural and artificial, has been made over the last 20 years, calculation techniques more accurate than in the past are still very rare in soil engineering practice. The methods of slope stability analysis usually utilized (for example, the Fellenius method and others similar) are greatly simplified by assuming a regular shaped slope and circular failure surfaces, and neglecting the effective interslice stresses. Under earthquake conditions the evaluation of the stability of natural slopes and earth dams is particularly arduous, so that the aid of an electronic computer becomes essential.

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Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1985

Authors and Affiliations

  • A. Calvaruso
    • 1
  • G. Seller
    • 1
  • R. Trizzino
    • 1
  1. 1.Engineering FacultyUniversity of BariItaly

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