Deep excavations usually require proper reinforcement to prevent failure. In this SLOPE/W example we illustrate how the stability of a deep excavation with a sheet pile wall can be evaluated.
Features of this simulation include: the Morgenstern-Price method, use of the Entry and Exit slip surface option, a dry slope with no pore-water pressure condition, use of anchors to reinforce the slope, use of a pile to model the sheet pile, use of a line load to model the sheet pile, and hand calculation of the passive earth pressure. [Source: GEO-SLOPE Newsletter. Image: GEOSLOPE]