Tutorial 02 - Materials and Loading

This tutorial will demonstrate how to model a multi-material slope with a weak layer. A water table is used to model pore pressure, and a uniform distributed load is applied at the crest of the slope. A grid search for circular slip surfaces will be performed in order to locate the circular slip surface with the minimum safety factor.

Materials and Loading Tutorial (click to view PDF file of tutorial)

Topics Covered in this Tutorial

Model with weak layer, external load and water table (circular surface search)