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17.19: Appendix S- FEM Calculations with Wedge

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  • S.1 The Boundaries of the FEM Model

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    Figure S-1: The boundaries of the FEM model.
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    Figure S-2: The boundaries of the 60/59 degree calculations.

    S.2 The 60 Degree Blade

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    Figure S-3: The equipotential lines.
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    Figure S-4: The equipotential lines in color.
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    Figure S-5: The flow lines or stream function.
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    Figure S-6: The stream function in colors.
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    Figure S-7: The pore pressures in the shear zone A-B, at the bottom of the wedge A-D, on the front of the wedge C-A and on the blade C-D

    The wedge angle in these calculations is 59 degrees. The pore pressures on the blade C-D are almost equal to the pore pressures on the front of the wedge A-C, which they should be with a blade angle of 60 degrees and a wedge angle of 59 degrees. The pore pressures on the front of the wedge C-A are drawn in red on top of the pore pressures on the blade C-A and match almost exactly.

    S.3 The 75 Degree Blade

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    Figure S-8: The coarse mesh.
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    Figure S-9: The fine mesh.
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    Figure S-10: The equipotential lines.
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    Figure S-11: The equipotential lines in color.
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    Figure S-12: Pore pressure distribution on the shear plane A-B, the bottom of the wedge A-D, the blade D-C and the front of the wedge A-C.

    S.4 The 90 Degree Blade

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    Figure S-13: Equipotential lines of pore pressures.
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    Figure S-14: Equipotential distribution in color.
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    Figure S-15: The flow lines or stream function.
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    Figure S-16: The stream function in colors.
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    Figure S-17: Pore pressure distribution on the shear plane A-B, the bottom of the wedge A-D, the blade D-C and the front of the wedge A-C.
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