# Seepage and Slope Stability Analysis

Seepage and Slope Stability Analysis
Seepage and slope stability analysis of earth dams, levees, excavations, embankments, and natural slopes; construction dewatering, numerical methods, shear strength of soils, limit equilibrium method.
CE EN
544
 Hours 3.0 Credit, 3.0 Lecture, 0.0 Lab Prerequisites CE EN 341; or equivalent. Taught Winter Programs Containing CE EN 544
Course Outcomes

### Darcy's Law

Be able to apply Darcy's law to solve basic problems related to flow through porous media.

### Groundwater Flow

Understand the governing equations for 2D and 3D groundwater flow, including what simplifying assumptions are used in the derivation of the equations.

### Flow Nets

Be able to create and interpret graphical solutions (flow nets) to the governing equations.

### Well Equations

Be able to apply analytical solutions to the governing equations, including well equations.

### Construction Dewatering

Be able to apply analytical solutions to construction dewatering problems.

### Finite Difference Analysis

Understand the finite difference solution and be able to create finite difference solutions in Excel.

### Finite Element Equations

Understand how the finite element method works and how the finite element equations are formulated.

### Software Application

Be able to apply finite element software to solve complex seepage analysis problems.

### Limit Equilibrium Method

Understand the basic concepts of the limit equilibrium method of slope stability.

### Slope Stability Application

Be able to apply slope stability charts for simple problems.

### Slope Stability Software Application

Be able to apply slope stability software (such as UTEXAS) for common slope stablility problems.

### Special Case Analysis

Be able to solve special cases of slope stability including, reinforced slopes, rapid drawdown, and seismic conditions.