SEISMIC ANALYSIS OF A SOIL SLOPE TO DEVELOP CORRELATIONS FOR FACTOR OF SAFETY CONSIDERING HORIZONTAL AND VERTICAL SEISMIC COEFFICIENTS
Journal: Engineering Heritage Journal (GWK)
Author: Muhammad Israr Khan and Shuhong Wang
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Seismic analysis of soil slopes is required to get safe value for slope design. Especially in earthquake zones. Normally a variation in factor of safety values is observed in normal analysis of a slope where seismic coefficients are kept zero as compare to seismic analysis where seismic coefficients are considered in the analysis. In this research, seismic horizontal coefficients are used to find the factors of safety. Correlations are developed between factor of safety values and seismic coefficients. The correlation can be used to find the factor of safety in any slope stability project for a homogenous slope. The outcome of this work are the correlations. These correlations can be used to find the factor of safety values considering horizontal seismic coefficient, vertical seismic coefficient and both.