Stability Analysis of Embankment Dams: Agenda

Please note - Stability Analysis of Embankment Dams will be held in Portland, OR. All times listed are Pacific Time. 


July 19, 2022
8:00 am Introduction    

  • Soil Mechanics Basics    

9:30 am – 9:45 am Morning Break    

  • Soil Stresses, Soil Compression /Consolidation, and Strengths of Soil    
  • Exercise No. 1    

11:45 am – 1:00 pm Lunch    

  • Solution to Exercise No. 1    
  • Field Explorations and Data Collection    
  • Laboratory Strength Tests and Strength Selection    

3:15 pm – 3:30 pm Afternoon Break    

  • Limit Equilibrium Stability Analysis Formulations    

5:00 pm End
        
5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

  • Optional Evening Session – Hands-On Session Working With SLOPE/W to Analyze Embankment Examples


July 20, 2022
8:00 am Start        

  • Day 1 Review    
  • Exercise No. 2    
  • Solution to Exercise No. 2    
  • Instrumentation and Measurements

    
9:45 am – 10:00 am Morning Break    

  • Examples of Stability Failures    
  • Stability Analysis Loading Cases – Part IA    
  • Stability Analysis Loading Cases – Part IB    
  • Stability Analysis Loading Cases – Part II    
  • Exercise No. 3    Students

12:15 am – 1:15 pm Lunch    

  • Solution to Exercise No. 3    
  • Stability Analysis Loading Cases – Part III    
  • Verification of Results    

3:00 pm – 3:15 pm Afternoon Break    

  • What’s Most Important in Stability Analysis    
  • Introduction to Embankment Design    
  • Exercise No. 4    

5:00 pm End        

5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

  • Optional Evening Session – Hands-On Session working with SLOPE/W to Analyze Embankment Examples  

 

July 21, 2022

8:00 am Start       

  • Solutions to Exercise No. 4    
  • Seepage Through Dams and Existing Pore Pressures    

9:45 am – 10:00 am Morning Break    

  • Drain and Filter Design    
  • Exercise No. 5     

11:45 am – 1:00 pm Lunch    

  • Solution to Exercise No. 5    
  • Improving Stability Through Drainage    
  • Slope Stability Remediation Approaches    

2:50 pm – 3:05 pm Afternoon Break    

  • Exercise No. 6 – Final Group Slope Stability Problem    
  • Final Questions and Discussion    
  • Summary and Review    

5:00 pm End    
 

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