Stability Analysis of Souk-Tleta Earth Dam, North Algeria

  • Ryma AfiriEmail author
  • Saida Hadj Abderrahmane
  • Lynda Djerbal
  • Smail Gabi
Conference paper
Part of the Sustainable Civil Infrastructures book series (SUCI)


Slope stability analysis of earth dam is very important to ascertain the stability of the structure. The stability of earth dam depends on its geometry, its components, materials, water pressure and the forces to which it is subjected.

This paper presents stability analysis carried out on 95 m high “Souk Tleta earth Dam” with a crest length of about 200 m situated on the river Bougdoura in north Algeria.

The slope stability analysis of Souk Tleta earth dam has been done by Plaxis software and is used under different conditions of ground water levels to evaluate slope stability. The factor of safety is calculated for each water level.


Slope stability Earth dam Plaxis Factor of safety 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ryma Afiri
    • 1
    Email author
  • Saida Hadj Abderrahmane
    • 1
  • Lynda Djerbal
    • 2
  • Smail Gabi
    • 1
  1. 1.Geomaterials, Environment and Development Laboratory, Department of Civil EngineeringUniversity Mouloud Mammeri of Tizi-OuzouTizi OuzouAlgeria
  2. 2.Department of Hydraulic and Geotechnical EngineeringUniversity of Science and Technology Houari BoumedieneBab EzzouarAlgeria

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