The Minnesota Department of Transportation has released a technical brief that determines effective methods for stabilizing damaged roadway slopes. These methods could be used for local non-geotechnical engineers (ie. maintenance personnel) to identify the type of slope failure and then select an appropriate repair method. In addition, the methods can help determine whether slope damage repair can be completed by local engineers or if outside help is needed. Certainly, as a geotechnical engineer, I think this approach makes me a little concerned. But I understand the financial and logistical constraints for smaller municipalities and rural communities. When in doubt, I hope they confer with a geotech!
GeoSlope International has a nice overview of the general limit equilibrium (GLE) method in their February 2007 newsletter available from their website. I personally always struggle to remember the difference between the various methods of […]
The Generalized Anisotropic strength type in Slide2 and Slide3 is the most flexible way to model anisotropic materials. Everything is in the user’s hands. Anisotropy Definition You can specify the direction of anisotropy either using an angle (dip and […]