Rotational slope failure mechanisms for homogeneous dykes with slightly different initial cohesion: (a) no failure for ci = 48 kPa; (b) initial slope failure for ci = 47 kPa; (c) flooding for ci = 46 kPa. Source: Remmerswaal et al (2019)
These publications show the current work on the implementation of non-trivial boundary conditions (BCs) for improving the general applicability of the Material Point Method (MPM). The boundary conditions assumptions allow the detection of the material boundary and the distribution of the applied load to the nodes of the background mesh of geotechnical problems such as dike failure due to slope instability.
- Remmerswaal, G., Hicks, M., & Vardon, P. (2018). Ultimate limit state assessment of dyke reliability using the random material point method. 89-90. Abstract from ComGeo IV: 4th Internation Symposium on Computational Geomechanics, Assisi, Italy.
- Remmerswaal, G., Hicks, M., & Vardon, P. (2019). Influence of Residual Dyke Strength on Dyke Reliability Using the Random Material Point Method. In J. Ching, D-Q. Li, & J. Zhang (Eds.), Proceedings of the 7th International Symposium on Geotechnical Safety and Risk (ISGSR 2019): State-of-the-Practice in Geotechnical Safety and Risk (pp. 775-780). [IS4-4] Taipei, Taiwan. https://doi.org/10.3850/978-981-11-2725-0 IS4-4-cd
- Remmerswaal, G., Bolognin, M., Vardon, P., Hicks, M., & Rohe, A. (2019). Implementation of non-trivial boundary conditions in MPM for geotechnical applications. In Proceedings of the Second International Conference on the Material Point Method for Modelling Soil–Water–Structure Interaction: 8 – 10 January 2019, University of Cambridge, United Kingdom
- Remmerswaal, G., Hicks, M.A., Vardon, P.J. (2019) Slope Reliability and Failure Analysis using Random Fields, in The Material Point Method for Geotechnical Engineering: A Practical Guide (ed.) J. Fern, A. Rohe, K. Soga, Eduardo Alonso, New York, pp. 287-296.
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