The Slope Performance During an Earthquake software is designed to allow users to conduct Newmark sliding-block analysis and simplified decoupled analysis to estimate co-seismic slope displacements.
Landslides typically cause a large proportion of earthquake damage, and the ability to predict slope performance during earthquakes is important for many types of seismic-hazard analysis and for the design of engineered slopes. Newmark's method for modeling a landslide as a rigid-plastic block sliding on an inclined plane provides a useful method for predicting approximate landslide displacements. Newmark's method estimates the displacement of a potential landslide block as it is subjected to earthquake shaking from a specific strong-motion record (earthquake acceleration-time history). A modification of Newmark's method, decoupled analysis, allows modeling landslides that are not assumed to be rigid blocks.
Tyler.B.Stevens at nasa.gov
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
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