A practical case study of slope stability analysis using the random finite element method

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Abstract

The Random Finite Element Method (RFEM) has been shown in many theoretical publications to offer advantages in the quantification of the probability of failure. However, it has rarely been applied in real situations (geometry, material properties, soil layers) and seldom, if at all, to a well instrumented geotechnical failure. This paper reports a case study of a full-scale controlled dyke failure, where the heterogeneity was previously measured via CPTs (Cone Penetration Tests), and the dyke itself was highly instrumented. This offers the opportunity to compare and apply various techniques previously developed (e.g. random field conditioning) with field data, rather than to computer generated data. The RFEM analyses presented are compared with deterministic analyses, demonstrating the relative performance of the methods.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 9th European Conference on Numerical Methods in Geotechnical Engineering (NUMGE 2018)
EditorsA.S. Cardoso, J.L. Borges, P.A. Costa, A.T. Gomes, J.C. Marques, C.S. Vieira
PublisherCRC Press / Balkema - Taylor & Francis Group
Pages531-534
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-138-33198-3
ISBN (Print)9781138544468
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2018
EventNUMGE 2018: 9th European Conference on Numerical Methods in Geotechnical Engineering - Porto, Portugal
Duration: 25 Jun 201827 Jun 2018
Conference number: 9
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Publication series

NameNumerical Methods in Geotechnical Engineering
Volume9

Conference

ConferenceNUMGE 2018: 9th European Conference on Numerical Methods in Geotechnical Engineering
Abbreviated titleNUMGE 2018
CountryPortugal
CityPorto
Period25/06/1827/06/18
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