In its 2D
configuration, CLARA-W can be applied to a range of routine problems,
familiar to users of other slope stability programs. The 3D
configuration is suitable for the following types of problems:
- Slopes curved
or discontinuous in plan: ends and corners of embankments,
narrow excavations, earth dam abutments and spillways, bridge approach
fills, conical heaps, shafts, pits, ridges and re-entrants.
- Narrow failure
surfaces: spoon-shaped slides, failures situated between lateral
- Slopes with
significant lateral variation in steepness, failure surface geometry,
stratigraphy, strength properties, piezometric conditions, loads, or
all of the above.
- Complex wedge
geometries with or without anchor support.
- Slope failures
under concentrated loading situated on the slope face or at the crest.
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