Stability analyses of a highway embankment slope failed during Düzce earthquake

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2002
Keklikoğlu, Ebru
In this study, the slope failure of Bakacak during 1999 Düzce earthquake at Bolu Mountain Crossing on Ankara - Istanbul state highway is studied. First, soil parameters at the time of failure are investigated based on laboratory tests and back analyses. Then, these parameters are used to calculate the factor of safety of the slope employing two different methods, namely, limit equilibrium and c-<J) reduction in stress-deformation analyses. Finite difference method is utilized in stress-deformation analyses. The factors of safety of the slope calculated using these two methods are found to agree closely. Using the earthquake record taken at Bolu station during 12 November, 1999 Düzce earthquake, the dynamic response of the slope i" T.cY0KSlKÖ6RETIMKintDUI Bi-OKOStANlASYON MEMOÖis computed. The computed response is found to simulate the slope failed during the earthquake reasonably well.

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Citation Formats
E. Keklikoğlu, “Stability analyses of a highway embankment slope failed during Düzce earthquake,” Middle East Technical University, 2002.