Calculation of Static Safety Coefficient about Loess Cave
For the loess cave characteristics, such as the thin coverage soil layer at the hole top, the poor self-stabilizing capacity, the large disturbance deformation after excavation and the easy collapse, thus in this paper, the loess cave safety factor is obtained by the method of strength reduction. And the stability calculation analysis is much more perfect. The Northwest Area Lishi loess cave is used in this paper, and the idea of strength reduction finite element method is applied, based on the Drucker-Prager yield criterion, the loess cave static stability analysis is made by the software of ANSYS.The results show that the actual situation can be reflected by the method of finite element strength subtraction. And the obtained loess cave stability coefficient is much closer to the actual steady state, thus showing the certain advantages of stability analysis.The method is also adopted in this paper. And its feasibility can be applied to the engineering practice, also a theoretical basis of reference is provided for engineering application.
Zhengyi Jiang, Shanqing Li, Jianmin Zeng, Xiaoping Liao and Daoguo Yang
J. H. Li "Calculation of Static Safety Coefficient about Loess Cave", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 189-193, pp. 2366-2370, 2011