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If the friction safety factor is greater than one, then so is the overall slope safety factor. However, any improvement would necessarily involve the factor of safety with respect to cohesion. 9 Planar gravity slide factor of safety as a function of reciprocal slope height. 10 Cable bolted planar block slide. 20) where the first term on the right is the unbolted slope safety factor and the second term on the right is the improvement obtained by bolting. 10, so the total slope bolting force is Fb .
Thus η(opt) = α − φ which indicates the bolts should make an angle of φ ◦ to the failure surface. A negative bolting angle is indicated when the friction angle is greater than the angle the failure surface makes with the horizontal, that is, when φ > α. However, in this case bolting would not be necessary because frictional resistance alone would give a safety factor greater than one. Cohesion would further increase this safety factor. Although from the mechanics view, bolting should be uphill, difficulty in installing multiple strands of flexible cable uphill tends to be impractical.
In the extreme, one might suppose the water table at the tension crack being at the bottom. If the crack is at the top and the crack has a vanishingly small depth, the result is the same–zero water force. 8. In this case, a small correction to the water force is needed. 15) where the first term in brackets on the right is the average pressure between the water table and bottom of the tension crack, while the second term in brackets is the area of the inclined failure surface that is cut off by the tension crack.