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Advances in probabilistic slope stability analysis and coupled climatic 1D/2D/3D finite element seepage modeling
By Murray Fredlund, PhD, P.Eng, President/CEO, SoilVision Systems Ltd., Saskatoon, SK, Canada
September 21, 2008
Significant advances have been made in the application of numerical models to practical problems in geotechnical engineering. This course covers advances in both the theoretical and practical application of probability theory to slope stability and seepage geotechnical problems. Case studies will also be examined which illustrate the complexity of back-analysis of classic slides such as the Lodalen slide by both 2D and 3D slope stability numerical methods. Application of statistical principles to seepage analysis will also be covered. In particular the following questions will be addressed:
The course will also cover advances in the area of slope stability analysis in applying stochastic principles both materially and spatially to numerical models. A combination of classic limit equilibrium as well as more advances stress-based numerical models will be covered in terms of their applicability to practical problems.
The applications of automatic mesh refinement techniques to practical problems in order to improve convergence and improve the accuracy of calculations will be discussed.
This course intends to provide the user with an overview of the practical applications of probabilistic principles both in slope stability numerical modeling as well as flow modeling of complex earth structures. Specific emphasis will be shown to the following applications:
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