Mechanics of weathered Clay-Marl rock masses along the rupture surface in homogeneous dry slopes

Srđan Kostić, Iva Guranov, Nebojša Vasović, Dragoslav Kuzmanović

Authors analyze stress-strain distribution within a instability-prone slope using the shear stress reduction technique based on finite element method, which was previously confirmed to provide approximately the same results as the Janbu's corrected limit equilibrium method. Results obtained indicate that the largest vertical displacements occur at the slope base and crest, while central part of the slope is exposed to the largest horizontal displacements. Normal and shear stress show maximum values in the middle part of the slope. It was also determined that separate stress-strain relations could be derived for the exact upper and lower part of the rupture surface.