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

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© The authors and ICE Publishing: All rights reserved, 2015. 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.

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Author(s): Hughes D, Karim MR, Briggs K, Glendinning S, Toll D, Dijkstra T, Powrie W, Dixon N

Publication type: Conference Proceedings (inc. Abstract)

Publication status: Published

Conference Name: Geotechnical Engineering for Infrastructure and Development - Proceedings of the XVI European Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering, ECSMGE 2015

Year of Conference: 2015

Pages: 3663-3668

Online publication date: 23/11/2015

Acceptance date: 01/01/1900

Publisher: ICE Publishing


DOI: 10.1680/ecsmge.60678.vol7.576

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ISBN: 9780727760678


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