RS2 Applications

Embankments


RS<sup>2</sup> Embankment Applications




RS2 can be used for the analysis and design of embankments. Options include stress analysis, stability analysis, groundwater seepage, support design, and consolidation settlement.

See each of the listings below for more details:





This example demonstrates the use of RS2 for analyzing the stability of an earth embankment dam using the shear strength reduction method. The groundwater pore pressure is represented by a piezometric line, and hydrostatic force due to ponded water is represented by a distributed load.

For details see RS2 Tutorial #10:
RS2 Tutorial # 10 – SSR Search Area
This example demonstrates the use of RS2 for analyzing the stability of a cohesionless sand embankment on a clay foundation, using the shear strength reduction method.

For details see Verification Problem #38 in the RS2 Slope Stability Verification manual (Part 2):
RS2 Slope Stability Verification Manual (Part 2) - Verification Problem #38
This example demonstrates the use of RS2 for modeling groundwater flow in a levee or embankment dam with a horizontal toe drain, using steady state finite element seepage analysis.

For details see RS2 Tutorial #21:
RS2 Tutorial # 21 – Levee with Toe Drain
RS2 features Biot theory for coupled solid-fluid analysis. Users can examine excess pore water pressure dissipation with time, and analyze consolidation problems such as embankment settlement. The new RS2 coupled consolidation analysis can be conducted for drained, undrained, and fully drained conditions.

For more information see the Consolidation article from the Fall 2014 RocNews.

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