Generalized Stability Analysis of Embankments on Granular Piles

Sabhahit, N and Basudhar, P K and Madhav, Madhira R (1997) Generalized Stability Analysis of Embankments on Granular Piles. Soils and Foundations , 37 (4). pp. 13-22. ISSN 1341-7452

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A generalized method has been proposed to analyze the stability of embankment constructed over soft subsoil reinforced with granular piles. The problem of determining the critical slip surface and the corresponding minimum factor of safety has been formulated as a constrained minimization problem. The shear strength of the improved subsoil bas been estimated using both the conventional and equivalent anisotropic concepts. The proposed method has been validated comparing the results obtained with solutions available tin the literature. With reference to a typical problem, limited results are presented to highlight the influences of the various parameters on the stability of an embankment.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Anisotropic concept, conventional concept, granular pile, improved subsoil, minimization technique (IGC: E13)
Subjects: Engineering > MIT Manipal > Civil Engineering
Depositing User: MIT Library
Date Deposited: 08 Sep 2011 05:07
Last Modified: 08 Sep 2011 05:07

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