Course: 2D & 3D Slope Stability Analysis

  • Location: Sheraton Grand Los Angeles, 711 S Hope St., Los Angeles, CA
  • Course Date: April 7-8, 2022
  • Schedule:
    • 7:30 AM - Breakfast
    • 8 AM - 5 PM - Technical Course with morning and afternoon breaks
  • Languages: The course will be conducted in English
  • Software to be used: Slide2, Slide3 and RSPile
  • Registration Fees:
    • Early Bird - USD $1,100 (until March 25th, 2022)
    • Regular - USD $1,200
  • What’s included:
    • Breakfast, lunch, snacks, and refreshments
    • One month temporary Rocscience software licenses (attendees must bring a laptop with the software installed)
    • Course material package
    • Onsite WiFi
    • PDH Certificate (16-hours)

IMP: Covid-19 policy at the venue - The City of Los Angeles requires proof of full vaccination against Covid-19 for patrons of indoor dining outlets, lounges, and, meeting spaces, as well as those guests wishing to use the fitness center. Face coverings are recommended but no longer required in indoor and outdoor areas. (,or%20outdoor%20areas)

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: Modeling Supports for Slope Stability Analysis

  • Selecting supports
  • Introducing RSPile

Module 5: Finding the Critical FoS for 2D and 3D

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


For any further queries with regards to the course, please contact Jeff Lam.