Accession Number : AD0687376

Title :   FINITE ELEMENT ANALYSES OF SLOPES IN SOIL.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : CALIFORNIA UNIV BERKELEY COLL OF ENGINEERING

Personal Author(s) : Dunlop,Peter ; Duncan,James M. ; Seed,H. Bolton

Report Date : MAY 1968

Pagination or Media Count : 229

Abstract : The study described in this report was conducted to investigate the behavior of excavated slopes and embankments using the finite element method of analysis. The aspects of slope behavior considered include stresses, strains, displacements, pore pressures, and progressive development of failure zones. Analyses have been performed using nonlinear stress-strain characteristics as well as linear elastic stress-strain behavior. A method has been developed for simulating analytically the excavation of a slope in a clay layer with arbitrary initial stress conditions. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*CLAY, SOIL MECHANICS), STABILITY, STRESSES, STRAIN(MECHANICS), MODELS(SIMULATIONS), COMPUTER PROGRAMS, POISSONS RATIO, ELASTIC PROPERTIES, FAILURE(MECHANICS), PRESSURE, COMPRESSIVE PROPERTIES, MEMBRANES

Subject Categories : Soil Mechanics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE