Rock slope risk analysis based on non-linear failure criterion

Li, A. J., Cassidy, M. J. and Lyamin, A. V. 2011, Rock slope risk analysis based on non-linear failure criterion, in ISRM 2011 : Proceedings of the 12th International Congress on Rock Mechanics, CRC Press, London, England, pp. 714-717, doi: 10.1201/b11646-370.

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Title Rock slope risk analysis based on non-linear failure criterion
Author(s) Li, A. J.
Cassidy, M. J.
Lyamin, A. V.
Conference name International Congress on Rock Mechanics (12th : 2011 : Beijing, China)
Conference location Beijing, China
Conference dates 18-21 Oct. 2011
Title of proceedings ISRM 2011 : Proceedings of the 12th International Congress on Rock Mechanics
Editor(s) Zhou, Yingxin
Publication date 2011
Conference series International Congress on Rock Mechanics
Start page 714
End page 717
Total pages 4
Publisher CRC Press
Place of publication London, England
Keyword(s) reliability
factor of safety
limit analysis
Summary The probability of failure of a rock slope is generally estimated by using the Limit Equilibrium Method (LEM) in conjunction with a reliability analysis. Although the LEM is relatively simple and time efficient, recent studies have indicated that using the LEM may overestimate the factor of safety by 21%, when based on a non-linear failure criterion. Fortunately, the solutions presented by Li et al. (2008, 2009) can provide more accurate evaluations for rock slope stability as the numerical upper and lower bound limit analysis methods (2002a, 2002b, 2005) were employed. The advantages of these methods are used in this study to assess the rock slope probability of failure. The motivation is that with more accurate methods to evaluate the factor of safety, more economic designs can be performed.
ISBN 0203135253
Language eng
DOI 10.1201/b11646-370
Field of Research 090501 Civil Geotechnical Engineering
Socio Economic Objective 970112 Expanding Knowledge in Built Environment and Design
HERDC Research category E1 Full written paper - refereed
HERDC collection year 2011
Copyright notice ©2011, Taylor & Francis Group
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