Slope Stability of Embankments on Soft Clay
Embankments on soft clay are studied from the point of view of slope stability.
These analyses are done using the Fellenius and the Bishop rigid-plastic methods. The results obtained are compared with those obtained by the elasto-plastic Finite Element Method (FEM).
A parametric study to see the influence of the undrained strength of the clay in the maximum allowable height of the embankment is done. The traditional case and the case C of the EC7 are compared.
It is also analysed the influence of the strength of the embankment in the slope stability safety factor.
KeywordsSlope Stability Soft Clay Slope Stability Analysis Partial Factor Slope Inclination
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