Slope Analysis Using Boundary Elements

  • Yansheng Jiang

Part of the Lecture Notes in Engineering book series (LNENG, volume 52)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages N2-IV
  2. Yansheng Jiang
    Pages 1-10
  3. Yansheng Jiang
    Pages 98-99
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 100-180

About this book


The aim of this book is to provide a new angle on the analysis of slope stability with the Boundary Element Method. The main advantages of BEM are the reduction of the dimensionality of the problem to be solved and accurate selective calculation of internal stresses. This makes it possible, as shown in the book, to develop the algorithms of slip surface analysis of slope more accurate, more rigorous and more easy to be used than in the conventional limit equilibrium methods. The full elastoplastic analysis of slope is also investigated. Besides, the interested reader can find a detailed study of Melan's fundamental solution such as its displacements, its corresponding Galerkin tensor and the treatment of body forces in the half-plan. The basic theory of BEM is outlined in the book so that undergraduate and graduate students of civil engineering, mining engineering and engineering geology can read it without difficulty.


Bodenmechanik Fundament Gefälle Randelemente Stabilität soil mechanics

Authors and affiliations

  • Yansheng Jiang
    • 1
  1. 1.Laboratoire de Géologie de L’Ingénieur, d’Hydrogéologie et de Prospection géophysique Bâtiment B 19Université de Liège au Sart TilmanLiègeBelgium

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1989
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-51625-5
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-83918-4
  • Series Print ISSN 0176-5035
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