An accelerated conjugate direction procedure for slope stability analysis
AuthorMusa, Zulkarnain, 1964-
AdvisorDeNatale, Jay S.
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PublisherThe University of Arizona.
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AbstractCSLIP2 (De Natale, 1987) is the only slope stability program that utilizes a "direction set" optimization routine in its search for the minimum safety factor. However, CSLIP2 which employs Powell's Conjugate Direction Method permits only the horizontal and vertical directions (x and y) to be used as the initial direction set. The efficiency of the existing search routine is improved by replacing the x-y coordinate directions with initial directions that are parallel to and perpendicular to the principal axis of the safety factor contours.
Degree ProgramGraduate College
Civil Engineering and Engineering Mechanics