Technical paper written by Oasys and Newcastle University: Slope stability analysis - limit equilibrium or the finite element method?
Which methods should practitioners use to analyse slope stability and how do these different methods compare?
Carol Matthews, Geotechnical Developer for Oasys, and Zeena Farook, Oasys Application Engineer, have teamed up with Dr Peter Helm, Research Associate at Newcastle University, to compare the results of Limit Equilibrium (LE) analysis of various slopes with different Finite Element (FE) Analysis.
The paper shows some interesting conclusions, including a close correlation between the LE and FE method for simple slopes. However, for more complex geometries or slopes that require analysis of seepage, consolidation and other coupled hydrological and mechanical behavior, the FE method produces more accurate results.
These conclusions could be used to help designers choose the correct methods for designing slope analysis. Read the full article here.
Crossrail - Presenting Building Damage Assesment to English Heritage
Arup & English Heritage’s national planning and conservation team met in September to advise on damage assessment and monitoring along the Crossrail route. Read the full article here.
Automatic Cost Saving on Crossrail
Xdisp was used to produce automated damage assessment reports for more than 1,000 buildings. This saved time, reduced opportunities for error and speeded up re-assessment following scheme changes. Read the full article here.
Arup-developed software that automates the prediction of ground movements and building damage assessments. See article here.
It came from out of space
Computer analysis gave the confidence to use a novel support system in Ireland. See article here.
The latest version of Oasys' TUNSET software automates ground movement and building damage assessments. See article here.
Automated prediction of 3D ground movements arising from tunnelling, mining and embedded wall excavations. See article here.
Automation of ground movement and structural damage assessments. See article here.
Assessing building response at King's X
Ground Movement Prediction. See article here.