Development of a preliminary slope stability calculation method based on internal horizontal displacements Development of a preliminary slope stability calculation method based on internal horizontal displacements

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Vol15 No.5: 1129-1136

Title】Development of a preliminary slope stability calculation method based on internal horizontal displacements

Author】PEI Hua-fu1; ZHANG Si-qi1*; BORANA Lalit2; YUAN Bing3

Addresses】1 Department of Geotechnical Engineering, Dalian University of Technology, Dalian 116024, China; 2 Department of Civil Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Indore, Indore 453552, India; 3 Shenzhen Graduate school, Harbin Institute of Technology, Shenzhen 518055, China

Corresponding author】ZHANG Si-qi

Citation】Pei HF, Zhang SQ, Borana L, et al. (2018) Development of a preliminary slope stability calculation method based on internal horizontal displacements. Journal of Mountain Science 15(5). https://doi.org/10.1007/s11629-017-4652-0

DOI】https://doi.org/10.1007/s11629-017-4652-0

Abstract】This paper proposes a horizontal displacement-based approach to determine the potential slip surface of the slope. Firstly, a group of in-situ inclinometers with an appropriate spacing in the horizontal direction is located in the model slope. The equation of horizontal displacement with time for each in-situ inclinometer is fitted during the whole simulation process. Furthermore, the intersection of each inclinometer with potential slip surface is determined by using an optimization model. The slip surface can be obtained by using least square fitting method. Finally, the feasibility and accuracy of the method are validated by a series of numerical simulations. It is noted that the optimization model taking the maximum value of displacement increment gradient as an objective has higher accuracy when compared with other optimization models. This method employed in this study provides a preliminary approach to determine the real-time slope stability based on displacement, which can also be measured by using conventional instruments on site.

Keywords】Slip surface; Slope stability analysis; Optimization model; Numerical simulation; Displacement.