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Stability of Slopes by Method of Characteristics

Reddy, A Siva and Rao, KS Venkatakrishna (1982) Stability of Slopes by Method of Characteristics. In: Journal of the Geotechnical Engineering Division (former title), 108 (9). pp. 1182-1186.

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The method of characteristics with some simplifying assumptions is made applicable for analyzing a given straight slope. By assuming that the mobilized shear strength varies with depth, and treating the whole soil mass as a series of layers, factors of safety of a given slope at different heights and a series of lines with different mobilized shear strength are obtained. The results show that the factors of safety obtained by the present method are lower than those obtained by friction circle method.

Item Type: Journal Article
Publication: Journal of the Geotechnical Engineering Division (former title)
Publisher: ASCE
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to American Society of Civil Engineers.
Department/Centre: Division of Mechanical Sciences > Civil Engineering
Date Deposited: 30 Dec 2009 06:53
Last Modified: 30 Dec 2009 06:53
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/22650

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