2D/3D LEM Slope Stability Analysis


SVSLOPE® represents the new standard in 2D/3D slope stability analysis. Users can perform classic limit equilibrium slope analysis of soil or rock slopes by the method of slices or newer stress-based methods. Comprehensive 2D slip surface searching and pore-water pressure conditions and innovative 3D spatial analysis allow modeling at new levels.
  • Choose various analysis methods

    • Implement over fifteen different analysis methods, including classic method of slices like Bishop, Janbu, Spencer, Morgenstern-Price, GLE, and stress-based methods. Perform hybrid Kulhawy analysis by importing stress fields from SVSOLID in 2D and 3D.
  • Create limit equilibrium models

    • 2D/3D Limit equilibrium slope stability modeling of soil and rock slopes.
  • Creation of geometry

    • Create geometrically complex digital twin 3D models with the SVDESIGNER™ conceptual model builder. Create 3D models from triangulated surfaces (TINS). Implement multiple 3D model-building methodologies (extrusions, 2D cross-section stitching, 3D layer cake, block models, or material volume method).
  • External loading conditions represented

    • External loading conditions can be represented in 2D or 3D models.
  • Import external models

    • Import SLOPE/W, Slide, and CLARA-W models for further analysis.
  • Reduce solution times

    • Parallel processing and improved solution algorithm greatly reduce solution times. Parallel processing and CPU core sensing and management controller implemented for MPA computations. One or two-way sensitivity analysis allows the generation of a contoured surface based on the relationship between two input variables.
  • Searching methods

    • Comprehensive critical slip surface searching methods are available, including Greco, Cuckoo, moving wedges, blocks, and hybrid ellipsoids. Optimization of critical slip surfaces in 2D and 3D are also available. Automatic determination of slip direction in 3D is included. Improved block searching in 2D is possible, as well.
  • Spatial searching methods

    • Multi-plane slope stability analysis (MPA) enables spatial slope stability analysis in 2D and 3D. Implement advanced 2D/3D probablistic analysis, such as Monte Carlo, Latin Hypercube, and the Alternative Point Estimation Method (APEM).
  • Support for constitutive models

    • Support for over 20 different soil strength models including Mohr-Coulomb, Hoek-Brown, Undrained, anisotropic methods, and unsaturated shear strength models. Strong support for both rock and soil constitutive models.
  • Support for reinforced slopes

    • Provide extensive support for reinforced slopes, including grouted anchors, micropiles, and geotextiles.
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