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Deterministic Analysis

In a Deterministic analysis it is assumed that all input parameters are "exactly" known (e.g., wedge plane orientations, shear strength, etc), and RocPlane computes the Factor of Safety for a single wedge.

The general procedure for carrying out a Deterministic Analysis with RocPlane is as follows.

  1. Select Analysis Type

    Set the Analysis Type to Deterministic in the Project Settings dialog.

  2. Enter Input Data

    In the Input Data dialog, enter the data as described in the following topics.

    Support (e.g., bolts, shotcrete) can be added as described in Overview of Support in RocPlane.

  3. Compute

    The Deterministic analysis is computed when you select OK (or Apply) in the Input Data dialog, or when support is added or modified.

  4. View Analysis Results

    After the analysis is computed, the Sidebar displays a summary of results in the Wedge Information Panel (e.g., Factor of Safety, Wedge Weight, etc.). A complete listing of all analysis input and output data can be found in the Info Viewer.

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