Probabilistic Slope Stability—Case Studyby Abdelmadjid M. Lahlaf, Northeastern Univ, United States,
Eugene A. Marciano, Northeastern Univ, United States,
Abstract: The stability of a slope depends upon highly variable conditions of varying degrees of importance. Probability theory is used herein to assess the relative importance of the soil parameters affecting the stability of a constructed embankment previously studied by C. Ladd. The effects of uncertainties in these parameters on the reliability of the embankment's stability, and the effect of installing stone columns to increase the factor of safety is investigated.
Subject Headings: Slope stability | Soil stabilization | Parameters (statistics) | Soil properties | Probability | Uncertainty principles | Rocks | Stone columns
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