Is There a Movement Toward Three-dimensional Slope Stability Analyses?

by Murray D. Fredlund, P.Eng., Ph.D., (Aff.M.ASCE), President, CEO; SoilVision Systems Ltd., Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, CN,,

Serial Information: Geo-Strata —Geo Institute of ASCE, 2014, Vol. 18, Issue 4, Pg. 22-25

Document Type: Feature article


Over the past few years, interest in performing three-dimensional (3-D) slope stability analyses has surged. An increasing number of research papers on this topic are being published at conferences and in peer-reviewed geotechnical journals. This increased interest has resulted in a reconsideration of the fundamental issues surrounding 3-D analysis and its practical application in the geotechnical consulting industry.

Subject Headings: Three-dimensional analysis | Slope stability | Industries | Geotechnical investigation | Geotechnical engineering | Consulting services


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