Swelling of a Fully Wetted Slope

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Version Notes:
FLAC 8.0

Level: Intermediate
Runs in Demo: Yes

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Swelling deformations of a fully wetted slope are calculated in FLAC using the swell constitutive model. Wetting is simulated by activating the swell model. Wetting-induced strains are calculated and compared to field measurements in this example for an actual field case of a wetted fill slope.

Keywords:

  • Slope Stability
  • swell deformations
  • Swell model
  • Mohr-Coulomb model

Materials:

  • Soil
  • Water

Analyses:

Static

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