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G110
Soil Slope Stability Analysis Using the Friction Circle Method Programmed in EXCEL

Eugene Washington, PE

The purpose of this course is to show the reader that slope stability design by friction circle theory can be easily and accurately calculated by PC computer using EXCEL worksheets. This powerful program can solve in seconds which used to take days or weeks to calculate by hand. The reader will be able to readily design both safe and economical excavation solutions. In today's competitive construction market it is crucial to be able to design the steepest possible stable temporary excavation slopes. With crew and public safety a first priority, the designer cannot afford to rely on guesses and hope to be correct. OSHA offers guidelines that are so ultraconservative as to be considered impractical and the classification subject to opinion. With this program tool in hand the slope designer can instill confidence in crews, engineers, inspectors and owners, and satisfy OSHA requirements. This course includes a multiple-choice quiz at the end, which is designed to enhance the understanding of course materials.

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