Application of Powell's conjugate direction method to slope stability analysis
AdvisorDeNatale, J. S.
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PublisherThe University of Arizona.
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AbstractSlope stability problems often arise in construction engineering projects. They are major problems in dams construction and mines excavation. For the purpose of improving the efficiency of slope stability analysis, the optimization method suggested by Powell (1964) is used to locate the critical failure surface. The reader should bear in mind the possibility of applying optimization to a wide variety of different civil engineering problems.
Degree ProgramGraduate College