Slide has the capability to carry out a finite element groundwater seepage analysis, for steady state or transient flow conditions.
This tutorial demonstrates the basic features of performing a steady state groundwater seepage analysis with Slide, and how this functionality is fully integrated with the slope stability analysis.
The seepage analysis capability in Slide can also be used as a standalone groundwater program, independently of the slope stability analysis functionality of Slide.
Finite Element Groundwater Seepage (click to view PDF file of tutorial)
Topics Covered in this Tutorial
steady state groundwater seepage analysis
groundwater analysis mode
finite element meshing
hydraulic boundary conditions
ponded water, total head
hydraulic material properties
groundwater analysis results
calculated water table
flow vectors, flow lines, iso-lines
query groundwater contours
data tips query
slope stability compute
groundwater pore pressure in slope stability analysis
unsaturated shear strength
groundwater verification examples
Groundwater seepage results (pressure head contours) and slope stability results