Reliability Analysis of Earth Slopes Using Differential Evolution
This paper presents a new method to simultaneously search for the minimum reliability index and the critical probabilistic slip surface of earth slopes. By introducing the Hasofer-Lind reliability index, the probabilistic slope stability analysis problem is modeled as a constrained optimization problem. A recently proposed intelligent global optimization algorithm differential evolution with a penalty function is adopted to solve the constrained optimization problem. Numerical results on two slopes show that the propose technique is efficient and practical to reliability analysis of earth slopes.
F. Kang et al., "Reliability Analysis of Earth Slopes Using Differential Evolution", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 163-167, pp. 3099-3102, 2011