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Introducing SVSLOPE® – A New Standard in Slope Stability Analysis
SASKATOON, September, 2008 - SoilVision Systems Ltd. continues on the path of technical excellence with the introduction of the SVSLOPE® slope stability software package. The package represents a blend of classic method of slices analysis methods with sophisticated new probabilistic analysis methods and advanced searching algorithms for the critical slip surface. The software is the result of many years of effort by a world-class team of slope stability and software experts. The sophisticated new probabilistic methods are integrated with a sleek and simple user interface with state-of-the-art graphical representation of results.
SVSLOPE® is software for performing deterministic and probabilistic analysis of the stability of soil or rock slopes. The factor of safety, probability of unsatisfactory performance, or reliability index can be calculated. The software interface is simple to use but allows the analysis of complex geometries coupled with groundwater seepage. Comprehensive support for reinforced slopes and external loadings is also present. Specific highlighted features of the software are as follows:
The SVSLOPE® software replaces the SVDYNAMIC™ slope stability software package which was released in September of 2003. The SVDYNAMIC software introduced the new dynamic programming method of searching for the critical slip surface. The dynamic programming method represented a new method of searching for the critical slip surface. The method was implemented based on work previously done by Baker (1980), Yamagami and Ueta (1988), and Ha and Fredlund (2002). The use of SVDYNAMIC on many projects in geotechnical practice has proven the value of the new searching method in a commercial setting. The features of Dynamic Programming are now a part of SVSLOPE.
SVSLOPE® was programmed as a completely new software package. The driving motive was to provide a fresh new outlook at slope stability analysis. The software is programmed entirely on the innovative Microsoft .NET development environment and fully implements sophisticated and new object-oriented programming concepts. The new software technology allows speedy implementation of further new and innovative slope stability concepts.
The user interface on the new package is designed to allow the user to quickly create models accurately and efficiently. Compliance with standard methods of user interface design allows convenient access to software commands through toolbars or right-click menus. Standard CAD-type functionality is available with grid, snapping, and object snapping features. The menu system is laid out in a logical left-to-right and top-top bottom package. In other words, if the user proceeds in a logical manner through the menu system they will be guided naturally through the model creation process.
The software help systems have been designed to allow a new user to quickly be up and solving problems. A comprehensive user’s manual, verification manual, theory manual and tutorial manual allow reasonable documentation of all features. The software has been exposed to a rigorous quality assurance program and has been verified on over 100 comparisons to models with published solutions.
The new SVSLOPE® package continues in the tradition of innovation with:
It has been 11 years since the formation of SoilVision Systems Ltd. around the knowledge-based unsaturated soils database package. The original database package put SoilVision Systems Ltd. “on the map” as it greatly simplified the application of unsaturated soil technologies for routine geotechnical engineering practice.
SOILVISION®, SVSLOPE®, SVFLUX™, SVSOLID™ and SVDYNAMIC™ are registered trademarks of SoilVision Systems Ltd.
About SoilVision Systems Ltd.
SoilVision Systems Ltd. was formed in 1997 by Murray Fredlund, Ph.D., P.Eng. to provide high level software tools to meet the needs of geo-professionals modelling the behavior of complex saturated and unsaturated soil systems.