Multiple Geometry Scenarios
A feature of SVSlope
July 14, 2009
Small design modifications in the design of levees have significant cost implications in terms of materials used for levee design. It is therefore critically important to easily analyze many different design scenarios to determine an optimal design. Often the user wants to plot the factor of safety vs. design. This can be accomplished now with SVSlope.
SoilVision Systems Ltd. has been working closely with a number of geotechnical consulting firms and determining what they would like in their slope stability analysis packages. One issue that was identified was that they wanted the ability to quickly analyze a number of different design scenarios. Each design scenario might change only slightly but may have large implications on the cost of the levee because of the length of the levee. Because of this it is possible for some consultants to generate 10-30 different design scenarios each of which have a slightly varying cost and a differing factor of safety. The ideal scenario in the software would allow the consultant to quickly analyze a number of different scenarios in light of the trade-off between design requirements while minimizing cost.
In order to accommodate this type of analysis the software was modified in a few different ways:
This movie illustrates the batch run of a series of models which examine the effect of changing the slope of a proposed levee design.