Overview of Circular Slip Surfaces

When the Surface Type in the Surface Options dialog is Circular, the user can define:

TIP: see the Slide Search Methods article for an overview of the different search methods in Slide and suggestions for using them effectively

Specific Circular Slip Surfaces

Specific circular slip surfaces can be added to a model with either of the Add Surface options in the Surfaces menu (two different options are available). Any number of specific circular slip surfaces can be added to a model.

Circular Surface Search Methods

There are THREE different Search Methods available in Slide for locating critical CIRCULAR slip surfaces:

Grid Search

Slope Search

Auto Refine Search

See the above topics for complete descriptions of these Search Methods.