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Slope Stability - Crane Pad

Slope Stability - Crane Pad

Slope Stability - Crane Pad

I have an application where a crane pad is recommended on a site that has an embankment fill overlooking a tidal bay. The embankment is about 10 feet in height. For a slope stability evaluation, is anyone aware of documentation that supports a recommended minimum factor of safety against slope failure. Thank you.

RE: Slope Stability - Crane Pad

In general factors of safety are determined by the consequencies of failure, degree of certainty in geometry, soil strengths, water level, etc.

Also, for a crane pad, small movements can be a big problem.

Mike Lambert

RE: Slope Stability - Crane Pad

EM 1110-2-1902 Slope Stability
Table 3-1
Minimum Required Factors of Safety: New Earth and Rock-Fill Dams
End-of-Construction (including staged construction) FS=1.3

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