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Title: Tension crack in stability analysis of soil slopes
Authors: Efstratiou, Constantinos 
Keywords: Considerable damages
Slope crest
Issue Date: 2013
Publisher: Department of Civil Engineering and Geomatics, Faculty of Engineering and Technology, Cyprus University of Technology
Abstract: It is a well-known fact that a slope can fail resulting to considerable damages. What is not widespread is that slope failures are often accompanied by the formation of tension crack on the slope crest. The formation of a tension crack is a major problem in the stability of slopes since the stability is reduced and thereby the possibility for a slope failure is increased. Hence, it is essential to investigate the location and depth of the tension crack in order to obtain the factor of safety and successfully deal with a stability analysis. The aim of this project was to develop a detailed understanding of the formation of tension crack in slopes. Methods of slope stability analysis, various methods of slices and finite element analysis were considered in order to take tension crack into account. Three different tools, the CFS, SLIDETM and PHASE2TM were used for methods of slope stability analysis, various methods of slices and finite element respectively. A comprehensive literature review was undertaken which established a thorough understanding of the topic under consideration. This understanding allowed underpinning the development of a strategy that linked the three different methods in order to investigate how tension crack is taken into account. Significant information was gathered through computations of different tools, the CFS, SLIDETM and PHASE2TM whilst a new method was proposed to take tension crack into account. Findings obtained from the three different tools were compared and it was proved that all methods are ideal to take tension crack into account.
URI: http://ktisis.cut.ac.cy/jspui/handle/10488/3482
http://hdl.handle.net/10488/3482
Rights: Απαγορεύεται η δημοσίευση ή αναπαραγωγή, ηλεκτρονική ή άλλη χωρίς τη γραπτή συγκατάθεση του δημιουργού και κάτοχου των πνευματικών δικαιωμάτων.
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