Slope Stability Analysis with Dual Reduction Factors Method Based on Field Variables Provided by ABAQUS

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The strength reduction finite element method (SRFEM) needs to modify the input shear strength material parameters manually based on various reduction factors, which is trivial. In order to simplify the computation process, the SRFEM can be achieved by using field variables provided by ABAQUS; there-fore, it can be done automatically in software. By deriving the relationship between field variables and reduc-tion factor and getting the corresponding step time t1 when the calculation cannot converge, then it can quan-titatively calculate the stability coefficient of the slope. According to the different decay extent and speed of shear strength parameters c and φ in the process of slope failure, this paper adopted the dual reduction factors finite element method based on field variables for stability analysis of slope, and verified the feasibility of this method in the stability analysis by combining with classic examples, and found that this method not only im-proves computational efficiency but also the calculation accuracy.

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2020-06-01

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Mingqing Du, & Xuchun Wang. (2020). Slope Stability Analysis with Dual Reduction Factors Method Based on Field Variables Provided by ABAQUS. Electronic Journal of Structural Engineering, 20, 72–77. Retrieved from https://ejsei.com/EJSE/article/view/248

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