Transactions of Nonferrous Metals Society of China
JOURNAL OF RAILWAY SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING
|Vol. 9 No. 2 June 1999|
（1 College of Resources, Environment and Civil Engineering,Central South University of Technology, Changsha 410083, P. R. China;
2 Institute of Geotechniques, University of Stuttgart, 70569 Stuttgart, Germany）
Abstract:Kinematical element technique is a numerical method to analyze ultimate bound problems of Mohr-Coulomb materials. Its important applications are the analysis of bearing capacity of foundations, the determination of active or passive earth pressure as well as the evaluation of slope stability in geo-engineering. The principle of kinematical element method in analyzing stability of slope was discussed, on the created program, sensitivity of safety factor of slope for different parameters has also been analyzed using three dimensional kinematical element method.
Key words: kinematical element method stability analysis three dimensional slope