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# Spreadsheet to calculate slope stability of toe circles using Bishop's Method of Slices (indirect method)

## Enter: Plotting data:

Note: toe will be given coordinates (0,0) Slope and Slip Surface Analysed slice x y slip y slope extents
Note: solver must be re-run for every input change -5.249742 0 0
Height of slope H 14 meters 25 0 0 0 0
Slope angle theta 30 degrees 1 2.694301 -0.458086 1.555556
Setback of slip d 2 meters d ok 20 2 5.388603 -0.587836 3.111111
circle at crest 3 8.082904 -0.394958 4.666667
Coords of a point xg 20 meters 15 4 10.77721 0.129083 6.222222
on the slip line yg 5 meters point ok 5 13.47151 1.009079 7.777778
Unit weight gamma 16 kN/m^3 6 16.16581 2.292666 9.333333
10
cohesion c 20 kN/m^2 7 18.86011 4.066311 10.88889
friction angle phi 20 degrees 8 21.55441 6.497354 12.44444
pwp parameter ru 0.2 5 9 24.24871 9.978326 14
Calculate: 10 26.24871 14 14
Setback of crest S 24.24871 meters 0 31.49845 14 14
Number of slices Ns 9 -10 -5 0 5 10 15 20 25 30 35 0 0
on slope -5
5.125915 21.99634
Number of slices Nc 1 26.24871 14
at crest
Coords of point xo 5.125915 Solver: -0.000028521 NOTE: every time input is changed, use Tools -> Solver with
of rotation yo 21.99634 -3.2699E-005 Set Target Cell = goal0, Value of = 0, and By Changing Cells = D23:D25
2.86074E-009

Assumed F = 1.385249 Slice Weight alpha dL Wsin(alph) cdLsin(a) gammaz udLtansin malpha P cdL (P-udL)tan
Fs = sum(c*dL + (P-udL)tan(phi))/sum(Wsin(alpha)) 1 43.40286 -0.16841 2.732966 -7.274975 -9.161727 16.10914 -0.196554 0.941812 52.95616 54.65932 16.06966
Fs = 1.384422 2 123.1315 -0.04812 2.697424 -5.922786 -2.594992 45.70071 -0.160021 0.986204 126.6364 53.94847 37.11824
3 188.829 0.071465 2.701196 13.48326 3.857559 70.08457 0.364288 1.016209 183.3355 54.02392 52.94788
Fs - Fassumed -0.000826 4 240.4344 0.192101 2.744791 45.9042 10.48082 89.23811 1.24023 1.031769 226.5658 54.89582 64.63303
5 277.2293 0.315691 2.83437 86.07231 17.59992 102.8947 2.325483 1.032158 257.909 56.6874 72.64141
Use Tools - Goal Seek on the above - set "Set cell" 6 297.6527 0.444596 2.984435 128.0185 25.67173 110.4749 3.458777 1.01579 277.2397 59.6887 76.90642
to C32, "To value" to 0, and "By changing cell" to C28 7 298.8141 0.582185 3.22569 164.3029 35.47291 110.906 4.4391 0.979735 282.1283 64.51381 76.64437
8 275.2427 0.734079 3.628943 184.3861 48.62086 102.1573 4.981704 0.918463 265.3779 72.57887 69.60323
9 214.8708 0.912106 4.401866 169.9187 69.61943 79.75012 4.590826 0.819861 204.8241 88.03731 48.99556
10 64.34679 1.109307 4.491533 57.61549 80.43349 32.1734 2.097032 0.680544 11.45602 89.83065 -6.349662
sums 836.5037 648.8643 509.2101

## alpha is the angle of the base of the slice and is in radians

dL is the arc length (approx) of the base of the slice