Random Surface Generation in Stability Analysis

by Ronald A. Siegel, (A.M.ASCE),
Charles W. Lovell, (F.ASCE),
William D. Kovacs, (M.ASCE),

Serial Information: Journal of the Geotechnical Engineering Division, 1981, Vol. 107, Issue 7, Pg. 996-1002

Document Type: Journal Paper


Computerized solution of the factor of safety for slope stability via limiting equilibrium analysis and the method of slices is extremely common. However, computerized failure surface generation and analysis has been limited to simple regular geometric shapes, the circle. The uniqueness of STABL lies in its computerized searching routines, which allow hundreds of positions and shapes of failure surfaces to be both generated and analyzed for a few dollars.

Subject Headings: Failure analysis | Computer analysis | Safety | Slope stability | Equilibrium | Geometrics

Services: Buy this book/Buy this article


Return to search