Simulating the seismic behaviour of soil slopes and embankments

Varvara Zania, Yiannis Tsompanakis, Prodromos Psarropoulos

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In the current study the clarification of the main assumptions, related to the two most commonly used methods of seismic slope stability analysis (pseudostatic and permanent deformation) is attempted. The seismic permanent displacements and the corresponding seismic coefficients were determined via parametric dynamic numerical analyses taking into account not only the main parameters dominating the seismic slope stability, but also the inherent assumptions of the applied approaches that affect the obtained results. The investigation conclude to a realistic procedure for seismic slope stability assessment based on the application of two simple methods taking into account the impact of the most important factors involved.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication6th hellenic conference on geotechnical and geoenvironmental engineering
Volumevolume 1
Publication date2010
Publication statusPublished - 2010
Event6th Hellenic Conference on Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering - Volos, Greece
Duration: 29 Sep 20101 Oct 2010
Conference number: 6


Conference6th Hellenic Conference on Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering

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