A comparison of numerical modelling techniques to predict the effect of climate on infrastructure slopes

David Hughes, Md Rajibul Karim, Kevin Briggs, Stephanie Glendinning, David Toll, Tom Dijkstra, William Powrie, Neil Dixon

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Abstract

There are a wide range of numerical modelling approaches available for assessing the condition and predicting the performance of engineered slopes, subjected to seasonal weather patterns and climate changes. These modelling approaches often use different techniques such as limit equilibrium methods coupled with steady state or transient seepage analyses, fully coupled finite element stress analyses or other modelling techniques which focus on the effects of the near surface processes of vegetation and the environment. This paper compares two of the numerical modelling approaches based on an instrumented research site located close to Newry, Northern Ireland. This work is part of iSMART, which is an EPSRC-funded research consortium of 6 leading UK academic collaborators and industrial partners, addressing sustainable management and resilience assessment of infrastructure slopes.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationGeotechnical Engineering for Infrastructure and Development
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the XVI European Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering (ECSMGE), 2015
EditorsM. G. Winter, D. M. Smith, P. J. L. Eldred, D. G. Toll
PublisherThomas Telford (ICE Publishing)
Pages3663-3668
Number of pages6
Volume7
ISBN (Print)9780727760678
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 31 Aug 2015
Event16th European Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering, ECSMGE 2015 - Edinburgh, UK United Kingdom
Duration: 13 Sep 201517 Sep 2015

Conference

Conference16th European Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering, ECSMGE 2015
CountryUK United Kingdom
CityEdinburgh
Period13/09/1517/09/15

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