The Sarma limit equilibrium analysis method of slope stability allows for non-vertical slices or wedges, and satisfies horizontal and vertical force equilibrium, and moment equilibrium for all slices. It can be useful for non-circular slip surfaces, which have a wedge shaped internal failure mechanism. This tutorial demonstrates an example using the Sarma method.
Sarma Non-Vertical Slices (click to view PDF file of tutorial)
Topics Covered in this Tutorial
Sarma vertical slice method
Sarma non-vertical slice method
Optimize slice angles
Model analyzed using Sarma Non-Vertical Slice method