A methodology is presented in this paper in which geotechnical uncertainty is modeled by fuzzy numbers and allowed to propagate in a deterministic model. Emphasis in this paper is placed on using existing software tools for handling uncertainty in routine practice. Two geotechnical problems - slope stability and vertical pile capacity in sand - are solved with the presented methods and software tools. Results of the case studies clearly demonstrate that uncertainty can easily be incorporated and handled in a routine geotechnical analysis.
|Journal||Geotechnical Special Publication|
|Issue number||58 II|
|State||Published - 1996|