Course: 2D and 3D Limit Equilibrium Slope Stability Analysis

Course Details

  • Date: January 29th -30th, 2024
  • Venue: W Atlanta – Downtown | 45 Ivan Allen Jr. Boulevard, Atlanta, GA 30308
  • Schedule: 8 am to 5 pm
  • Instructors: This course will be in English, instructed by Dr. Sina Javankhoshdel, Geomechanics Product Manager of Slide2 and Slide3
  • Programs Covered: Slide2 & Slide3
  • Registration Fees:
    • Early Bird Price - $1095 USD (until November 30, 2023)
    • Regular Price - $1195 USD

What’s included:

  • Temporary software licenses
  • PDF of course materials
  • PDH Certificate
  • Lunch & Snacks

Please note:

  • Registrants will be responsible for their own accommodation
  • Participants must bring their own laptops (and mice)
  • Participant numbers are limited

Course Outline

Day 1

Module 1: Overview of Limit-Equilibrium Methods for Slope Stability Analysis

  • Failure modes of soil and rock slopes
  • 2D and 3D limit-equilibrium methods

Module 2: Material Behavior Models and Model Building

  • Model building (3D to 2D, 2D to 3D)
  • Material behavior models (anisotropic vs. isotropic material models)

Module 3: Searching Methods

  • Method selection for locating minimum factor of safety
  • Failure surface optimization techniques

Day 2

Module 4: Groundwater Modeling Options in 2D and 3D

  • Phreatic Lines and Excess Pore Water Pressure Ratio Definitions
  • Steady State and Transient Groundwater Flow Modeling Options
  • Slope Face Drainage Modeling and Effect of Safety Factors,
  • Groundwater Boundary Conditions, Infiltration Effects

Module 5: Modeling Supports for Slope Stability Analysis

  • Selecting supports
  • Introducing RSPile

Module 6: Finding the Critical FoS for 2D and 3D

  • Tips and pitfalls
  • Why 2D and 3D analyses
  • Comparison of 2D and 3D results


For any additional queries, please reach out to Robert Bradford.


Course Instructor:

Dr. Sina Javankhoshdel

Dr. Sina Javankhoshdel is a Geomechanics Product Manager (Product Manager of Slide2 and Slide3) at Rocscience. He holds his Ph.D. from Queen’s University in Civil Engineering (Geomechanics), joined Rocscience in 2016 and has done research and development work on Slide2 and Slide3. He has been the 3D Expert Modeller at Rocscience since 2018. Dr. Javankhoshdel is an instructor for workshops, webinars, short courses and customized courses, and a presenter at conferences.