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Slope Stability of Embankments on Soft Clay

  • F. F. Martins
  • C. F. S. Vieira
  • J. B. Martins
Conference paper
Part of the International Centre for Mechanical Sciences book series (CISM, volume 397)

Abstract

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.

Keywords

Slope Stability Soft Clay Slope Stability Analysis Partial Factor Slope Inclination 
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References

  1. ENV 1997–1: 1994 — Eurocode 7 — Geotechnical Design — Part 1: General rules. CEN.Google Scholar
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© Springer-Verlag Wien 1998

Authors and Affiliations

  • F. F. Martins
    • 1
  • C. F. S. Vieira
    • 1
  • J. B. Martins
    • 1
  1. 1.University of MinhoAzurém, GuimarãesPortugal

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