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C547
An Introduction to Slope Stability and Protection

J. Paul Guyer, P.E., R.A., Fellow ASCE, Fellow AEI

This course presents methods of analyzing stability of natural slopes and safety of embankments. Diagrams are included for stability analysis, and procedures for slope stabilization are discussed. Methods of analysis are discussed, including the limit equilibrium method, limit analysis and finite element method. Translational failure analysis and recommended safety factors are provided. Earthquake loading and the effects of soil parameters and groundwater on stability are presented. You will learn about slope stabilization techniques including regrading, seepage and groundwater control, and retaining structures.

This course includes a multiple-choice quiz at the end, which is designed to enhance the understanding of course materials.


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