Tutorial 03 - Non-Circular Surfaces

This tutorial will use the same model as Tutorial 02 Materials & Loading, to demonstrate how an analysis can be performed using non-circular (piece-wise linear) slip surfaces. The model features a weak layer, pore pressure defined by a water table and a uniform distributed load. A Block Search will be used to search for the critical non-circular slip surface.

Non-Circular Surfaces Tutorial (click to view PDF file of tutorial)

Topics Covered in this Tutorial

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