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Toppling Model

The toppling method applied in a RocTopple analysis is determined by the selections in the Toppling Model tab in the Project Settings dialog. To open the tab:

  1. Select Project Settings Project Settings icon on the toolbar or on the Analysis menu.
  2. Select the Toppling Model tab.

Project Settings dialog

The available options are:

  • Block Toppling (the default)
  • Block Flexure Toppling

Block Toppling

The Block Toppling method is based on the popular limit equilibrium method of Goodman and Bray first published in 1976 in the paper, Toppling of Rock Slopes.

Block Flexure Toppling

The Block Flexure Toppling method is based on the limit equilibrium method of Amini, Majdi and Veshadi published in 2012 in the paper, Stability Analysis of Rock Slopes Against Block-Flexure Toppling Failure.

NOTE: For a description of the block generation equations used in both methods, see RocTopple Theory Documents.

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