Swelling of a Fully Wetted Slope

Software:
FLAC 8.0
Example Write-Up:
Walk-Through: 
Runs in Demo: 
Yes
Project Files: 
Level: 
INT
Details and Description: 

Swelling deformations of a fully wetted slope are calculated in FLAC using the swell constitutive model. Wetting is simulated by activating the swell model. Wetting-induced strains are calculated and compared to field measurements in this example for an actual field case of a wetted fill slope.

Keywords: 
  • Slope Stability
  • swell deformations
  • Swell model
  • Mohr-Coulomb model
Materials: 
  • Soil
  • Water
Analyses: 
  • Static