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Gravity-induced stresses in finite slopes

International Journal of Rock Mechanics and Mining Sciences & Geomechanics Abstracts

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DOI: 10.1016/0148-9062(94)90150-3

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Abstract

An exact solution for gravity-induced stresses in finite elastic slopes is presented. This solution, which is applied for gravity-induced stresses in 15, 30, 45 and 90?? finite slopes, has application in pit-slope design, compares favorably with published finite element results for this problem and satisfies the conditions that shear and normal stresses vanish on the ground surface. The solution predicts that horizontal stresses are compressive along the top of the slopes (zero in the case of the 90?? slope) and tensile away from the bottom of the slopes, effects which are caused by downward movement and near-surface horizontal extension in front of the slope in response to gravity loading caused by the additional material associated with the finite slope. ?? 1994.

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Gravity-induced stresses in finite slopes
Series title:
International Journal of Rock Mechanics and Mining Sciences & Geomechanics Abstracts
DOI:
10.1016/0148-9062(94)90150-3
Volume
31
Issue:
5
Year Published:
1994
Language:
English
Publisher:
Elsevier
Description:
p.471-483
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
Larger Work Title:
International Journal of Rock Mechanics and Mining Sciences & Geomechanics Abstracts
First page:
471
Last page:
483
Number of Pages:
13