%0 Journal Article
%T Probabilistic model of unsaturated slope stability considering the uncertainties of soil-water characteristic curve
%J Scientia Iranica
%I Sharif University of Technology
%Z 1026-3098
%A Johari, A.
%A Hooshmand Nejad, A.
%A Mousavi, S.
%D 2018
%\ 08/01/2018
%V 25
%N 4
%P 2039-2050
%! Probabilistic model of unsaturated slope stability considering the uncertainties of soil-water characteristic curve
%K Unsaturated soils
%K Slope stability
%K Soil-water characteristic curve
%K Artificial intelligence
%K Probabilistic model
%R 10.24200/sci.2017.4202
%X Many soil slopes are unsaturated and failure of them can be a major cause of damage to structures. Apart from soil properties, the Soil-Water Characteristic Curve (SWCC) is the backbone of any unsaturated slope analysis. Uncertainties of these effective parameters of unsaturated slopes cause the probabilistic analysis to be more realistic rather than deterministic. In this research, the stochastic analysis of unsaturated slope stability is carried out based on simplified Bishopâ€™s method. The stochastic parameters are the input parameters of SWCC in addition to effective internal angle of friction, effective cohesion and unit weight of soil. Based on the collected results from hundreds of stochastic analyses, the probability of failure is presented as a three dimensional surface. Finally, probabilistic model is developed to model this surface and evaluate the probability of failure as function of safety factor and its correlation of variation.
%U https://scientiairanica.sharif.edu/article_4202_0b160133988f58a644442ca7c6c43767.pdf