STABILITY ANALYSIS OF VERTICAL CUT WITH VARIABLE CORNER ANGLE.

Max W. Giger*, Raymond J. Krizek

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Abstract

The stability of a vertical cut with a variable corner angle is analyzed by use of the upper bound theorem of the generalized theory of perfect plasticity. A three-dimensional collapse mechanism, symmetric in the vertical plane bisecting the corner opening, is assumed. Quantitative results are presented graphically and the physical meaning and general implication of these results are discussed. Included in this generalized approach is the special case where the corner angle is equal to 180 degrees, for which a solution exists.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)63-71
Number of pages9
JournalSOILS AND FOUNDATIONS
Volume15
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - 1975

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology

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