Sloping, Benching, Embankments and Bund walls
Who should attend?

The course will be of particular interest to engineers employed in the field of Construction and Civil Engineering This training course is suitable for a wide range of professionals but will greatly benefit:

  • Civil Engineers
  • Architects
  • Project Managers
  • Project Engineers
5 Days
Programme Overview
This course provides guidance for analyzing the static stability of slopes of earth and rock-fill dams, slopes of other types of embankments, excavated slopes, and natural slopes in soil and soft rock. Methods for analysis of slope stability are described and are illustrated by examples and case studies. Criteria are presented for strength tests, analysis conditions, and factors of safety. The methods of stability analysis discussed in this course satisfy all conditions of equilibrium.
After participating in this course, you will be able to: - Identify key issues associated with a specific slope stability problem - Obtain parameters required for slope stability analysis of the site - Select the method that is appropriate for the specific slope stability analysis - Conduct preliminary slope stability analysis by design charts and/or simple calculations - Assess results of slope stability analysis from computer software - Recommend viable options for slope stabilization for the specific site
This training course will utilize a variety of proven adult learning techniques to ensure maximum understanding, comprehension, and retention of the information presented. This includes formal lectures and interactive worked examples included in several workshops. Presented also will be several illustrative and instructive videos. The emphasis in the seminar will be on the explanation of all technical points and providing answers to problems that are encountered in everyday industrial practice related to operation and maintenance, as well as repair and alterations of industrial heating equipment
Course Outline

Day One: Introduction

  • Purpose and scope
  • Basic design considerations
  • Theory of stability analysis 
  • Design procedure
  • Modes of slope failure

Day Two: Design Considerations (Part I)

  • Introduction
  • Loading conditions
  • During construction and at the end of construction

Day Three: Design Considerations (Part II)

  • Steady-state seepage conditions
  •  Sudden drawdown stability
  • Stability during earthquakes

Day Four: Design Criteria 

  • General
  • New embankment dams
  • Existing embankment dams
  • Other slopes

Day Five: Calculations and Presentations 

  • Analysis methods
  • Verification of computer analyses and results
  • Presentation of the analysis and results

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