This study investigated the applicability of a nonlinear analysis method that considers progressive failure to evaluating the stability of rock slopes, including post-earthquake residual displacement. The vibration step of the nonlinear analysis, which begins after residual displacement occurs, was found to match that of a dynamic centrifugal model test. The nonlinear analysis was concluded to be relatively conservative because it calculated a slightly larger residual displacement than that observed during the model test. A real-scale soft rock slope was analyzed, and the results showed that the proposed analysis method is useful for evaluating slope seismic stability, including post-earthquake residual displacements.
- seismic response analysis
- Soft rock
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology