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# Bishop & Morgenstern method for slope stability

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## Bishop & Morgenstern method for slope stability

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I'm pretty familiar with the Bishop and Morgenstern method for the calculation of the factor of safety for simple slopes.  However, I have a problem that deals with a 45 degree angle (beta) between the horizontal and the slope surface and the tables developed for this analysis by Bishop and Morgenstern do not list m' and n' values for a slope of 1H:1V (45 degrees) in most geotechnical engineering textbooks.  In this particular case I have,   C'/(unit wt.)(H)= 0.116.  Is there some kind of rule for this type of situation when you have a 1H:1V slope to solve for the factor of safety when the books do not list m' and n' values for that particular slope?  The final equation is:
Fs = m' - n'(Ru) (after m' and n' have been found) where Ru = pore water pressur parameter (in this case, 0.5).  Can anyone help me on this?

Thanks

### RE: Bishop & Morgenstern method for slope stability

I had the same prob.

Unfortunately the only way I could work it out was to forget about the BM charts and design the slope on a commercial software

### RE: Bishop & Morgenstern method for slope stability

The best thing to do is to use commercial software such as SLOPE AND SLOPW/W.

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