Lookup NU author(s): Dr Gaetano Elia,
Dr Mohamed Rouainia
This is the authors' accepted manuscript of a conference proceedings (inc. abstract) that has been published in its final definitive form by Springer, 2019.
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© Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2020.The paper presents novel results from the advanced numerical modelling of the effect of cycling pore water pressures on landslide processes. It combines the stability analysis of a prototype natural slope through a hydro-mechanical nonlinear finite element approach with the calibration of a kinematic hardening model against representative laboratory data, to draw conclusions of significance to both researchers and designers. The analyses have been carried out for two permanent hydraulic steady-state conditions representing the average pore water pressure regime at the end of the winter and summer season, thus replicating in a simplified way the seasonal fluctuations of the piezometric levels resulting from transient seepage processes generated by the slope-atmosphere interaction. The work shows the ability of the constitutive law, seldom used in these kind of analyses, to predict a progressive accumulation of plastic deformations during the cyclic fluctuation of pore water pressures associated to climate. More importantly, the output of the advanced modelling are useful to support the phenomenological interpretation of the landslide processes associated to natural hazards and to provide guidance for the sustainable management of marginally stable slopes affected by a constant evolution of permanent displacements.
Author(s): Elia G, Falcone G, Cotecchia F, Rouainia M
Publication type: Conference Proceedings (inc. Abstract)
Publication status: Published
Conference Name: CNRIG 2019: Geotechnical Research for Land Protection and Development
Year of Conference: 2019
Print publication date: 23/06/2019
Online publication date: 23/06/2019
Acceptance date: 02/04/2016
Date deposited: 05/09/2019
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Series Title: Lecture Notes in Civil Engineering