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Geotechnical Engineering Series - Slope Stability

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119.80 USD
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Course description

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In Geotechnical Engineering Series - Slope Stability, you'll learn ...

  • The four major types of instability that should be considered in the design of embankments over weak foundation soils
  • The effects of water on slope stability
  • Circular arc stability analysis methods
  • How to estimate factors of safety using slope stability charts, the Ordinary Method of Slices and alternate graphical approaches


Credit: 4 PDH

Length: 59 pages

Fill and cut earthen slopes are indispensable in accommodating elevation changes for ground surface structures. To assure stable grounds for those structures, slopes themselves must be stable enough with required safety margins.

This course, as a part of the Geotechnical Engineering Series, covers basic theories, engineering evaluations, and practical approaches for the design of earthen slopes. This course is applicable to geotechnical, civil, mining, structural, and environmental engineers, as well as design and construction personnel involved with the planning, design, and construction of foundations or embankments.

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Certificate of Completion

You will be able to immediately print a certificate of completion after passing a multiple-choice quiz consisting of 30 questions. PDH credits are not awarded until the course is completed and quiz is passed.

Training content

This course teaches the following specific knowledge and skills:

  • General approach to slope stability analysis
  • Types of slope failure
  • Effects of water on slope stability
  • Design factor of safety
  • Infinite slope analysis
  • Circular failure surface analysis
  • Methods for slope stability analysis
  • Slope stability design charts
  • Sliding block failure analysis
  • Computer software for slope stability
  • Practical methods for slope stability investigation, assessment, and reinforcement


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