Application of Powell's conjugate direction method to slope stability analysis

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Title:
Application of Powell's conjugate direction method to slope stability analysis
Author:
Abifadel, Nassim Riyad, 1964-
Issue Date:
1988
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
Slope stability problems often arise in construction engineering projects. They are major problems in dams construction and mines excavation. For the purpose of improving the efficiency of slope stability analysis, the optimization method suggested by Powell (1964) is used to locate the critical failure surface. The reader should bear in mind the possibility of applying optimization to a wide variety of different civil engineering problems.
Type:
text; Thesis-Reproduction (electronic)
Keywords:
Slopes (Soil mechanics) -- Stability.; Soil mechanics.
Degree Name:
M.S.
Degree Level:
masters
Degree Program:
Graduate College; Civil Engineering
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
DeNatale, J. S.

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dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.titleApplication of Powell's conjugate direction method to slope stability analysisen_US
dc.creatorAbifadel, Nassim Riyad, 1964-en_US
dc.contributor.authorAbifadel, Nassim Riyad, 1964-en_US
dc.date.issued1988en_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractSlope stability problems often arise in construction engineering projects. They are major problems in dams construction and mines excavation. For the purpose of improving the efficiency of slope stability analysis, the optimization method suggested by Powell (1964) is used to locate the critical failure surface. The reader should bear in mind the possibility of applying optimization to a wide variety of different civil engineering problems.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeThesis-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.subjectSlopes (Soil mechanics) -- Stability.en_US
dc.subjectSoil mechanics.en_US
thesis.degree.nameM.S.en_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineCivil Engineeringen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.advisorDeNatale, J. S.en_US
dc.identifier.proquest1333221en_US
dc.identifier.oclc20283326en_US
dc.identifier.bibrecord.b16963465en_US
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