Slope Stability Comparatively Analyzed with 2D and 3D FEM


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A typical slope has been comparatively analyzed with 2D and 3D FEM, it is showed that the length of surface load at top surface of slope shorted, the stability factor of slope of 3D model increased, which is far more than that of 2D model. In a certain degree, the safety factor got by 3D model is bigger than that of 2D model, so the safety factor of slope is underestimated by 2D model analysis sometimes.



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Zhengyi Jiang, Yugui Li, Xiaoping Zhang, Jianmei Wang and Wenquan Sun




J. Q. Liu and J. L. Liu, "Slope Stability Comparatively Analyzed with 2D and 3D FEM", Applied Mechanics and Materials, Vols. 220-223, pp. 2908-2911, 2012

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November 2012




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