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Failure Criterion

In the Material Properties dialog a wide variety of Failure Criterion models are available for modeling shear strength of soil or rock, including linear, non-linear, anisotropic and discrete options. To choose a Failure Criterion for a given material:

  • Select the Strength tab in the Material Properties dialog
  • Select the Failure Criterion

The following Failure Criterion options are available.



Infinite Strength

Anisotropic Strength

Shear/Normal Function

C/Phi Function

Generalized Hoek-Brown

Vertical Stress Ratio


Power Curve


Discrete Function


Generalized Anisotropic


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