Overview of Non-Circular Slip Surfaces

When the Surface Type in the Surface Options dialog is Non-Circular, you 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 Non-Circular Slip Surfaces

Specific non-circular slip surfaces are added to a model with the Add Surface option in the Surfaces menu. Any number of specific non-circular slip surfaces can be added to a model.

Non-Circular Surface Search Methods

There are FIVE different Search Methods available in Slide for locating critical NON-CIRCULAR slip surfaces:

Block Search

Path Search

Simulated Annealing

Auto Refine Search

Cuckoo Search

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


Surface Optimization

A supplementary optimization can be applied to slip surfaces, after the initial analysis, in order to locate slip surfaces with an even lower factor of safety. See the Optimize Surfaces topic for details.