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Title: Selected methods for analyzing the stability of crater slopes
Authors: U.S. Army Engineer Nuclear Cratering Group.
Banks, D. C. (Don Charles)
Keywords: Crater slopes
Slope stability
Soil mechanics
Data processing
Mathematical models
Numerical models
Computer programs
Publisher: U.S. Army Engineer Waterways Experiment Station.
Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)
Description: Miscellaneous Paper
Abstract: The results of a study to select methods for analyzing the stability of crater slopes are presented in this report. Information is given on the nature of input required, such as crater geometry, unit weights, shear strength, and seepage pressures. The selected methods are discussed in detail, and examples of their application are presented. The report does not describe all methods which are found in literature, although these were reviewed during the study. The three selected methods presented are: (A.) the Bishop method of slices for circular slip surfaces; (B.) the extension of Bishop's method to composite failure surfaces as proposed by Janbu and Nonveiller, and (C.) the Seed and Sultan method of wedges. These methods were selected as representative of the best available limiting equilibrium procedures.
Rights: Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited.
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