Date of Graduation
Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources
Civil and Environmental Engineering
Hema J Siriwardane
Slope stability is an important aspect of geotechnical engineering. The use of finite element analysis of slope stability has gained popularity in recent years due to its capability to handle complex problems. The primary focus of this research was to study the influence of soil nailing on the factor of safety of stability of slopes by using finite element analysis, and to investigate failure mechanism. In this paper, stability of various soil slopes was analyzed using the Shear Strength Reduction (SSR) technique. Finite element analysis was performed on both reinforced and unreinforced soil slopes and the results were compared with results from various traditional methods. Finite element results show that analysis of stability of slopes using the SSR technique is a useful alternative compared to traditional methods, especially when geometry is complex.
Wanstreet, Pinar, "Finite element analysis of slope stability" (2007). Graduate Theses, Dissertations, and Problem Reports. 4347.