Integration of Radar Data in Slide3 and RS3 Slope Stability Modeling

Published on: Sept 14, 2018 Updated on: Nov 09, 2023 2 minutes read
IDS GeoRadar logo

Rocscience has partnered with IDS GeoRadar to integrate deformation monitoring data from IDS’ slope monitoring radars into slope stability numerical models in Slide3 and RS3. This integration is a first in the industry, pioneering new ways for radar data to support numerical modeling.

As seen in Figure 1, the upcoming releases of Slide3 and RS3 will enable overlay of radar maps onto model results using geo-reference data imported from IDS GeoRadar interferometric radars capable of capturing deformations over the entire slope every minute with the newest ArcSAR technology.

Figure 1. Overlay of radar map values on modeling results
Figure 1. Overlay of radar map values on modeling results
The improved usage of radar data provided by radar map overlays will enable advanced calibration and refinement of model input parameters in Slide3 and RS3, resulting in higher reliability from numerical models.

As shown in Figure 2, radar data will be integrated through a streamlined workflow that will enable geotechnical engineers to focus on slope modeling and analysis instead of wasting time on importing and converting files.

Importing IDS GeoRadar Data
Figure 2. Streamlined workflow for integrating radar data in Slide3 and RS3 slope modeling
This partnership between Rocscience and IDS GeoRadar is a step-change in slope stability modeling and analysis that could eventually lead to so-called “intelligent slope design” in which models are “intelligently” updated in real time as ground conditions and behaviour are better interpreted.

Expect to see the integration of radar monitoring data in Slide3 and RS3 in the upcoming 2019 releases.

Back to top

More from Rocscience