Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10397/14406
Title: A three-dimensional upper-bound approach to slope stability analysis based on RFEM
Authors: Chen, J
Yin, JH 
Lee, CF
Keywords: Limit state analysis
Plasticity
Slopes
Issue Date: 2005
Publisher: ICE Publishing
Source: Geotechnique, 2005, v. 55, no. 7, p. 549-556 How to cite?
Journal: Geotechnique 
Abstract: An upper-bound limit analysis method based on rigid finite elements has been developed recently. Numerical procedures for implementing the three-dimensional upper-bound slope stability analysis using rigid finite elements are presented in the paper. The search for the minimum value of the factor of safety can be set up as a non-linear programming problem. Because of the existence of non-linear equalities, a special sequential quadratic programming (SQP) algorithm, CFSQP, is applied to obtain the optimal solution in the paper. Two test problems are used to examine the validation and capability of the present rigid element upper-bound limit analysis method by comparison with results obtained by other methods. A practical example illustrates the application of the present method in three-dimensional slope stability analysis.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10397/14406
ISSN: 0016-8505
DOI: 10.1680/geot.2005.55.7.549
Appears in Collections:Journal/Magazine Article

Access
View full-text via PolyU eLinks SFX Query
Show full item record

SCOPUSTM   
Citations

16
Last Week
0
Last month
0
Citations as of Aug 19, 2017

WEB OF SCIENCETM
Citations

10
Last Week
0
Last month
0
Citations as of Aug 21, 2017

Page view(s)

38
Last Week
1
Last month
Checked on Aug 21, 2017

Google ScholarTM

Check

Altmetric



Items in DSpace are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.