In this paper, the slope failure in sensitive clays is studied numerically using the particle finite element method which is a novel approach capable of tackling extreme deformation problems. The sensitive clay is described using an elastoviscoplastic model with strain softening. [...]


This paper presents a detailed numerical study of the retrogressive failure of

landslides in sensitive clays. The dynamic modelling of the landslides is carried

out using a novel continuum approach, the particle finite element method,

complemented [...]