E3S Web Conf.
Volume 276, 20212021 5th International Conference on Water Conservancy, Hydropower and Building Engineering (WCHBE 2021)
|Number of page(s)||6|
|Section||Water Conservancy and Hydropower and Natural Geological Exploration|
|Published online||23 June 2021|
Slope stability analysis considering seepage and stress coupling under water level fluctuation
School of Civil Engineering, University of south China, Hengyang, 421001, China
* Corresponding author: email@example.com
The reservoir water level fluctuation is an important factor inducing the reaction of pore-water pressure, seepage and at last resulting in instability and failure of the slope. A typical homogeneous slope is conducted as an example in this paper, the seepage and stress coupling effect is considered, and the slope stability calculation and analysis are carried out by using the finite element stress method. The results demonstrate that the factor of safety increases with the reservoir water level rises, and then gradually changes from decrease to stabilization. It should be noted that the factor of safety decreases slightly during the initial stage of water level rising at the speed of 0.2 m/d, which the slope will probably lose its stability. On the other, the factor of safety changes from decrease to increase along with the reservoir water level drawdown, and then gradually tends to stabilization. There is a minimum factor of safety when the water level is at about 1/4 of the slope height, and the minimum factor of safety decreases with increasing drawdown speed, just as the factor of safety decreases from 0.83 to 0.73 when the drawdown speed is increased from 0.20 m/d to 5.0 m/d.
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