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Geomechanics and Engineering
  Volume 12, Number 2, February 2017, pages 269-294
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.12989/gae.2017.12.2.269
 


A novel story on rock slope reliability, by an initiative model that incorporated the harmony of damage, probability and fuzziness
Yajun Wang

 
Abstract
    This study aimed to realize the creation of fuzzy stochastic damage to describe reliability more essentially with the analysis of harmony of damage conception, probability and fuzzy degree of membership in interval [0,1]. Two kinds of fuzzy behaviors of damage development were deduced. Fuzzy stochastic damage models were established based on the fuzzy memberships functional and equivalent normalization theory. Fuzzy stochastic damage finite element method was developed as the approach to reliability simulation. The three-dimensional fuzzy stochastic damage mechanical behaviors of Jianshan mine slope were analyzed and examined based on this approach. The comprehensive results, including the displacement, stress, damage and their stochastic characteristics, indicate consistently that the failure foci of Jianshan mine slope are the slope-cutting areas where, with the maximal failure probability 40%, the hazardous Domino effects will motivate the neighboring rock bodies' sliding activities.
 
Key Words
    fuzziness; stochastics; rock slope; damage; reliability
 
Address
School of Maritime and Civil Engineering, Zhejiang Ocean University, 1# Southern Road of Haida, Changzhi Island, Lincheng New District, Zhoushan City, Zhejiang Province, P.R. China.
 

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