Rocscience International Conference 2025 is going to take place in Sydney, Australia Read more

Search Results


Slope Angle

In RocPlane there is no restriction on the inclination of the face of the slope; it can exceed 90 degrees (i.e., the slope crest can overhang the toe of the slope) but must form a valid wedge or sliding block with the other wedge planes. See Geometry Validation in RocPlane for more information.

Slope Height

The Slope Height is the vertical distance from the toe of the slope to the crest (the intersection of the slope face with the Upper Face).

Unit Weight

The Unit Weight of the rock mass is used to determine the total weight of the wedge.

Minimum Wedge Size (Probabilistic Analysis)

The Minimum Wedge Size option allows you to exclude (filter out) the analysis of very small wedges that may be generated by a Probabilistic analysis.

To use this option:

  1. Select the Minimum Wedge Size check box.
  2. Enter a Weight (MN) representing the smallest wedge that you would like to consider in the analysis.
    Any wedges generated by a Probabilistic analysis that weigh less than the minimum wedge weight are discarded from the analysis and not included in the final analysis results.

This option is useful because very small wedges can sometimes give misleading analysis results (e.g., very low Factors of Safety, and may be difficult to see on the model (e.g., very thin slivers). In general, it is larger wedges that are of the greatest concern in a RocPlane stability analysis. Although the Minimum Wedge Size option is OFF by default, it is recommended that you enable the option for a Probabilistic analysis to filter out the analysis of very small wedges.

Rocscience logo, click here to return to the homepage Portal Account Portal Account Log In Log Out Home Shopping Cart icon Click here to search our site Click here to close Learning Tech Support Documentation Info Chevron Delete Back to Top View More" Previous Next PDF File Calendar Location Language Fees Video Click here to visit Rocscience's LinkedIn page Click here to visit Rocscience's YouTube page Click here to visit Rocscience's X page Click here to visit Rocscience's Facebook page Click here to visit Rocscience's Instagram page Click here to visit Rocscience's Reddit page Bookmark Network Scroll down for more Checkmark Download Print Back to top Single User Multiple Users RSLog RocFall3 CPillar Dips EX3 RocFall RocPlane RocSlope3 RocSupport RocTopple RS2 RS3 RSData RSPile Settle3 Slide2 Slide3 SWedge UnWedge RocTunnel3 RocSlope2 BlastMetrix ShapeMetriX Fragmenter Commercial License Education License Trial License Shop safe & secure Money-back guarantee