Stability Analysis of Embankment Dams: Agenda
Tuesday March 24, 2020
  • 8:00 - 8:30 Introduction
  • 8:30 – 9:30 Soil Mechanics Basics
  • 9:30 – 9:45 Morning Break
  • 9:45 – 11:00 Soil Stresses, Soil Compression /Consolidation, and Strengths of Soil
  • 11:00 – 11:45 Exercise No. 1
  • 11:45 – 1:00 Lunch (provided)
  • 1:00 – 1:15 Solution to Exercise No. 1
  • 1:15 – 2:15 Field Explorations and Data Collection
  • 2:15 – 3:15 Laboratory Strength Tests and Strength Selection
  • 3:15 – 3:30 Afternoon Break
  • 3:30 – 4:30 Limit Equilibrium Stability Analysis Formulations
  • 4:30 – 5:00 Exercise No. 2
  • 5:30 – 7:30 Optional Evening Session – Hands-On Session Working With SLOPE/W to Analyze Embankment Examples
 
Wednesday March 25, 2020
  • 8:00 – 8:15 Solution to Exercise No. 2
  • 8:15 – 9:00 Instrumentation and Measurements
  • 9:00 – 9:45 Compaction and Surface Stabilization
  • 9:45 – 10:00 Morning Break
  • 10:00 – 10:20 Examples of Stability Failures
  • 10:20 – 10:50 Stability Analysis Loading Cases – Part IA
  • 10:50 – 11:10 Stability Analysis Loading Cases – Part IB
  • 11:10 – 11:45 Stability Analysis Loading Cases – Part II
  • 11:45 – 12:15 Exercise No. 3
  • 12:15 – 1:15 Lunch (provided)
  • 1:15 – 1:30 Solution to Exercise No. 3
  • 1:30 – 2:20 Stability Analysis Loading Cases – Part III
  • 2:20 – 3:00 Verification of Results
  • 3:00 – 3:15 Afternoon Break
  • 3:15 – 3:45 What’s Most Important in Stability Analysis
  • 3:45 – 4:30 Introduction to Embankment Design
  • 4:30 – 5:00 Exercise No. 4
  • 5:30 – 7:30 Optional Evening Session – Hands-On Session working with SLOPE/W to Analyze Embankment Examples
Thursday March 26, 2020
  • 8:00 – 8:15 Solutions to Exercise No. 4
  • 8:15 – 9:45 Seepage Through Dams and Existing Pore Pressures
  • 9:45 – 10:00 Morning Break
  • 10:00 – 11:00 Drain and Filter Design
  • 11:00 – 11:45 Exercise No. 5
  • 11:45 – 1:00 Lunch (provided)
  • 1:00 – 1 15 Solution to Exercise No. 5
  • 1:15 – 1:40 Improving Stability Through Drainage
  • 1:40 – 2:50 Slope Stability Remediation Approaches
  • 2:50 – 3:05 Afternoon Break
  • 3:05 – 4:15 Exercise No. 6 – Final Group Slope Stability Problem
  • 4:15 – 4:40 Final Questions and Discussion
  • 4:40 – 5:00 Summary and Review
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