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Study on slope stability of frame prestressed anchor sheet pile wall with finite element strength reduction method

Amna Saeed Al-Banaa, Zhou Yong



Slope stability analysis is performed in practical geotechnical engineering using the finite element method, which is an advanced method and is widely used by engineers. With the development of computer technology, it has become easy to study the slope's stability supported by frame prestressed anchor and sheet pile wall through the displacement-based finite element numerical analysis method, to calculate the safety factors. However, the expansion angle ψʹ is not widely covered. In this study, PLAXIS two-dimensional finite element method is using to establish the slope model supported by frame prestressed anchor and sheet pile wall, and the influence of expansion angle on slope deformation is studied. The results show that the expansion angle has a different effect on the convergence of the two-dimensional slope model. In the model slope, a prestressed frame anchor and sheet pile wall reinforce the slope. The failure mechanisms were unclear when ϕʹ= ψʹ (flow base). Besides, when the slope has high soil strength parameters (c' or φʹ), the expansion angle will affect the calculation results and convergence. In general, the expansion angle significantly influences the slope's stability and is not affected. Therefore, it was necessary to note the effect of the angle of expansion on stability.


sheet pile wall; prestressed anchors; safety factor; dilatancy angle; finite element method

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