Undrained strength anisotropy in embankment stability analysis

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TypeArticle
Journal titleCanadian Geotechnical Journal
ISSN0008-3674
Volume15
Issue2
Pages306309; # of pages: 4
Subjectembankments; anisotropy; stability; anisotropie; stabilite
AbstractAn approximate stability analysis taking strength anisotropy into account is proposed, from which various correction curves are established. Examination of these curves shows that there is one particular constant correction factor applicable to most practical situations of embankment construction. This can be written as S[a] = 0.95C[m] where S[a] is the available subsoil strength and C[m] the mean strength from the vertical and horizontal specimens. This expression is shown to be in agreement with existing field experience.
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LanguageEnglish
AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
Peer reviewedYes
IdentifierDBR-P-767
NRC number16594
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NPARC number20374388
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