# Technical Specifications

## Analysis Results

• Sidebar information panel
• Info Viewer analysis summary
• One-click export of data and charts to Excel

## Automation

• Batch Compute model fi les
• Automate Model Inputs from Excel

## Bench Analysis

• Optimize bench design for open pit mines

## Combination Analysis

• Unlimited number of joints
• Analyze all possible combinations
• Find minimum safety factor wedges
• Import joints from Dips
• View results on histogram, scatter, and stereonet plots

## Import from Dips

• Import mean planes
• Import joint set statistics (probabilistic analysis)
• Import all planes (combination analysis)

## Joints

• Two sliding planes (tetrahedral wedges)
• Optional basal joint plane (pentahedral wedges)
• Shear strength—Mohr-Coulomb, Barton-Bandis, Power Curve
• Waviness angle
• Import planes from Dips

• Water pressure on joints
• Ponded water analysis
• Seismic coefficient
• External forces
• Pressure (surcharge or support)

## Persistence Analysis

• Randomly vary wedge height and/or joint persistence
• Allowable persistence determines if wedge can form

## Probabilistic Analysis

• Statistical distributions—normal, uniform, triangular, beta, exponential, lognormal, gamma
• Fisher distribution for joint orientations
• Histogram, cumulative, and scatter plots
• Import joint set statistics from Dips
• Monte Carlo or Latin Hypercube simulation
• Random or pseudo-random sampling
• Shear strength—define variability of mean strength envelope or individual strength parameters
• Correlation coefficient for cohesion and friction angle
• Best fit distribution, regression line
• Highlight failed wedges on plots
• Filter wedges by sliding mode
• Probability of failure, reliability index

## Sensitivity Analysis

• Determine effect of individual variables on safety factor
• Multiple variables on one plot
• Vary strength of all joints simultaneously

## Slope

• Slope plane/upper face
• Slope height, length, and bench width
• Overhanging slope
• Metric or imperial units
• Eurocode design standards

## Stereonet View

• Plot great circles and poles
• Show joint intersections
• Highlight failed data
• Equal angle/Equal area

## Support

• Rock bolts
• Define bolt properties from the following bolt types: Mechanically Anchored, Grouted Dowel, Cable Bolt, Split Set, Swellex, and Simple Bolt Force
• Option to use bolt Shear Strength
• Option to apply Bolt Orientation Efficiency factor
• Pressure
• Active or passive support

## Tension Crack

• Optional tension crack plane
• Arbitrary orientations
• Location—user-defined or automatic

## Wedge Size

• Scale wedge size by slope height, slope length, bench width, trace length, persistence, wedge weight, and volume
• Truncate wedge with tension crack
• Persistence analysis (probabilistic)
• Minimum wedge size

## Viewing Options

• 3D wedge view
• Interactively rotate, zoom, and pan
• Move wedge along sliding planes
• Customize display options
• Export image files