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SVOffice 2009: Next Generation Geotechnical Software

3D Model Slicing

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Complex site designs create a real challenge to traditional 2D cross-sectional modeling. Difficulties arise when analyzing the slope stability of sites where the geometry is highly irregular in multiple dimensions. This raises several questions, such as:

  • If a slightly different cross-section was selected, would the answer change significantly?
  • What is the influence of the 3D geometry on the resulting 2D strata?
  • What is the most likely failure direction?
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3D Model Slicing
SVFlux™ / SVSlope® Bundle Offer
User-Specified Spatial Variability
SVSlope® Training Videos
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A better approach is to compile and build the site data fully in 3D and then slice the model at any direction to generate appropriate 2D cross-sections. This allows the benefit of first ensuring the 3D data is correct, and proper intersections between intersected strata surfaces are resolved. The 3D model can also be evaluated in full 3D. A slice of the 3D model can be used to generate a 2D numerical model in order to provide continuity to a 2D analysis.

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Our SVSlope® 3D introductory offer is also still available!

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User-Specified Spatial Variability

One of the challenges in creating a useful numerical model is to accurately model the soil conditions. For non-homogenous materials, the spatial variability option exists to randomly vary one material parameter. A new option now exists in SVOffice™ 2009 to vary a material parameter based on direct user measurements, and is known as "user-specified" spatial variability.

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SVSlope® Training Videos

Our online SVSlope® training videos include several videos specific to the SVSlope® product. Visit our training page to learn more about these topics, and many more:

  • SVSlope® 2D Boundary Conditions
  • SVSlope® Internal Loads / Supports
  • SVSlope® 2D and 3D Output Visualization
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