Three Dimensional Numerical Modeling for the Stratified Rock Slope and the Parametric Analysis
Stratified rock mass has been widely existing in geotechnical engineering. With obvious transversely isotropic characteristic, stability of stratified rock mass is not only related to strength of intact rock but also to the inclination and characteristic of structure plane. The parameters of the structure plane have great impact on the stability of stratified rock mass. For the stratified rock mass is no homogenous, the homogenous model is not suitable to describe the characteristic of stratified rock mass. Then building an appropriate becomes necessary. In the present paper, Ubiquitous-joint model is introduced to describe the characteristic of rock mass, and the strength reduction method based on the Ubiquitous-joint model is proposed, which then is used to calculate the safety factor of slope, while the relationships between safety factor, strength properties of structure plane are analyzed, whose results can give guidance for the real practice.
G. Y. Lu et al., "Three Dimensional Numerical Modeling for the Stratified Rock Slope and the Parametric Analysis", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 163-167, pp. 3128-3132, 2011