Stability analysis for footings on reinforced sand slopes

Ching Chuan Huang, Fumio Tatsuoka

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The results of a series of plane strain model tests of unreinforced and reinforced sand slopes loaded with a 10 cm-wide strip footing are analyzed by limit equilibrium methods. A statically rigorous method (Janbu's method) is modified in order to incorporate the reinforcement force acting on the potential failure surface and the inter-slice faces in the force equilibrium formulation. The results of the stability analysis using a composite failure surface can predict rather accurately the stability and the location of failure surface for both unreinforced and reinforced slopes.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)21-37
Number of pages17
JournalSoils and Foundations
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1994 Jan 1

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology

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