How to determine a Factor of Safety of water-saturated slopes under earthquake loading accounting for material-induced failure and the role of pore-fluids? Not an everyday question, but all the more challenging for it.
Together with Christoph Schmüdderich (corresponding author), Felipe Prada and Torsten Wichtmann we present an extended strain-dependent slope stability concept by Nitzsche and Herle (2020) which allows advanced constitutive models to be included in the analysis. Tolerable computation times are achieved by using machine learning algorithms.
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