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MSE walls using STABL

MSE walls using STABL

Does anyone use STABL and how can I manipulate the program to deal with MSE walls?

RE: MSE walls using STABL

Assuming you want to look at global stability only, you can use failure surface limits to cause the failure to occur outside of reinforced zone.   

RE: MSE walls using STABL


Assume the MSE mass as a rigid block for global stability. Use limits as stated above to block failure surfaces passing through the MSE mass, or assign high strength parameters to the MSE mass.


RE: MSE walls using STABL

A potential failure surface for global stability can pass through one or more of the reinforcement layers.  You would need to use a program that can model the reinforcement layers if you want to do a thorough evaluation.  There are some out there that are pretty reasonably priced.

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