Application of Methods of Probabilistic Characterization of Soil Properties

by Loren R. Anderson, Utah State Univ, Logan, UT, USA,
Kevan D. Sharp, Utah State Univ, Logan, UT, USA,
David S. Bowles, Utah State Univ, Logan, UT, USA,
Ronald V. Canfield, Utah State Univ, Logan, UT, USA,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Probabilistic Characterization of Soil Properties: Bridge Between Theory and Practice


The use of probabilistic methods to describe soil properties has many applications. One such application that has been developed is in the area of probabilistic slope stability analysis. A model based on some of the factors of uncertainty of slope stability analysis and its application as a tool to assess the reliability of existing embankments and as design tool is discussed.

Subject Headings: Soil properties | Probability | Soil stabilization | Dam failures | Subsurface investigation | Decision support systems | Uncertainty principles | Soil analysis

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