An Analytical Solution for Block Toppling Failure of Rock Slopes during an Earthquake
AbstractToppling failure is one of the most common failure types in the field. It always occurs in rock masses containing a group of dominant discontinuities dipping into the slope. Post-earthquake investigation has shown that many toppling rock slope failures have occurred during earthquakes. In this study, an analytical solution is presented on the basis of limit equilibrium analysis. The acceleration of seismic load as well as joint persistence within the block base, were considered in the analysis. The method was then applied into a shake table test of an anti-dip layered slope model. As predicted from the analytical method, blocks topple or slide from slope crest to toe progressively and the factor of safety decreases as the inputting acceleration increases. The results perfectly duplicate the deformation features and stability condition of the physical model under the shake table test. It is shown that the presented method is more universal than the original one and can be adopted to evaluate the stability of the slope with potential toppling failure under seismic loads. View Full-Text
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Guo, S.; Qi, S.; Yang, G.; Zhang, S.; Saroglou, C. An Analytical Solution for Block Toppling Failure of Rock Slopes during an Earthquake. Appl. Sci. 2017, 7, 1008.
Guo S, Qi S, Yang G, Zhang S, Saroglou C. An Analytical Solution for Block Toppling Failure of Rock Slopes during an Earthquake. Applied Sciences. 2017; 7(10):1008.Chicago/Turabian Style
Guo, Songfeng; Qi, Shengwen; Yang, Guoxiang; Zhang, Shishu; Saroglou, Charalampos. 2017. "An Analytical Solution for Block Toppling Failure of Rock Slopes during an Earthquake." Appl. Sci. 7, no. 10: 1008.
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