Complex Deposit Slope Excavation Deformation Mechanism and Seismic Reinforcement Effect Evaluation

The Open Civil Engineering Journal 22 Apr 2024 RESEARCH ARTICLE DOI: 10.2174/0118741495295466240318110658



To further investigate the excavation deformation mechanism and remedial strategies for slope reinforcement in the southwest mountain area, the Baihetan-Jiangsu (Zhejiang) UHV transmission project deposit slope deformation reinforcement was used as a case study.


Deep displacement monitoring, on-site testing, and FLAC3D numerical simulation techniques were employed. The assessment of the deposit slope excavation deformation mechanism and the effectiveness of seismic reinforcement for different design options and pile parameters are conducted while analyzing the seismic reinforcement mechanism.

Results and Discussions

The results showed that (1) The deposit slope composed of “multi-genetic type soil” in the converter station is prone to deformation, where the dominant instability mode is “traction creep and tension failure mode.” (2) Both circular and rectangular anti-slide piles significantly reduce the amount of slope body deformation; employing circular anti-slide piles for addressing this type of deposit slope provides enhanced anti-slide retention and economic benefits. (3) Under the influence of an earthquake, the shear force and bending moment of the anti-slide pile first increase and then decrease with the increase of seismic intensity.


The distribution law of shear force and bending moment in a pile should be considered comprehensively in slope support design.

Keywords: Complex deposit slope, Excavation deformation mechanism, Anti-slide pile optimization design, Seismic reinforcement effect, Slope cutting, Geological disasters.
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