Probabilistic Slope Stability?Case Study

by Abdelmadjid M. Lahlaf, Northeastern Univ, United States,
Eugene A. Marciano, Northeastern Univ, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Probabilistic Methods in Civil Engineering


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 | Probability | Soil stabilization | Soil properties | Parameters (statistics) | Uncertainty principles | Soil mechanics

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